Spirantia Acrum

by Spirantia Acrum

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This track is the pre-concert warm up of the following performance. The instrumental difference is that Scott Ellenberger's bass is a loop he created for the others to play to while he was predisposed. This is entirely improvised and the musicians had never played all together before and never with this particular instrumentation.

Concept by Sean Stephensen

SPIRANTIA ACRUM is an eighty minute work in two parts that investigates the different combinations of the string instruments cello, double bass, and violin, with both acoustic and electronic situations. The performance took place Saturday, November 21st at 9:30pm. The location is Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave. Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Part 1- Una/Partem (Single/Share) sees the musicians primarily performing solo sections, with overlapping crossovers from musician to musician.

Part 2- Anni Liberum (Gears/Free) puts all the instruments
into different combinations from five to one musician. These combinations, using the creative technique of freeform examine the potential for colour, timbre, and harmonic development inherent in these instruments.

The performance features: Signe Knutson (Steam Pony) and Natanielle Felicitas on cello; Greg Hanec (Philia, Suture, field////) and Sean Stephensen (Pro Wrestler, Nugget) on violin; and Scott Ellenberger (field////, Mahogany Frog) on double bass.

A space)doxa event.


released November 27, 2015
Concept: Sean Michael Stephensen, Violin: Sean Michael Stephensen, Greg Hanec, Double Bass: Scott Ellenberger, Cello: Natanielle Felicitas and Signe Knutson.

Photo by Amy Lee Zinn



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Steam Pony Winnipeg, Manitoba

Steam Pony is the music of Signe Knutson. This is a home produced album with a little help from her friends, Joshua Stanton and Skye Rousseau on electric guitars, Rob Vaarmeyer on bass, Trevor Sie on tympani drum machine. Signe Knutson on piano, synthesizers, guitar, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, drums and vocals.
This will be available on Vinyl very soon!
Live band recording is up next.
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