by Taylor Abrahamse

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    This collection was my third and final recording project for the soon-to-be infamous 'X032 Contemporary Musicianship & Improvisation' program at York University.
    Full 13-track album with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks & original proposal for the project.

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This is both a very experimental endeavor, and a hybrid of some very poppy songs. Everything is more produced, improvisational, and something very unusual for me, uses an extensive amount of synth. All of this was part of a project required of me during my last semester of a Free Improvisational program at University, and all generally done in spurts over the last month of that program.

Typically, these University recording projects were gargantuan tasks - a minimum of five discs of documented improvisation recorded throughout the year with meticulous writing about each track & other aspects of the improvisation, plus a highlights disc, organized with multi-level TOC. These projects would also include collaborations with other students, professors & artists (Including Matt Brubeck, Steve Koven, Mary Margaret O'Hara to just name three). My two other projects were sprawled out over seven or eight discs of about 80-100 tracks ranging from 10 second to forty minutes each, and in total, it ranged from 100 pages typed up to 150 per project. So, yes, they were disgustingly long, but also a valuable experience in examining my creative thought processes & developing clarity with the written word.

For this third and final recording project, I was allowed to take a different route than I had in previous years in that program. I wanted to explore my fascination with electronic music, which resulted in a project where I was allotted a few hours to construct a song with the computer, and then create a couple alternate expanded mixes per track with the same timeframe. Due to the time constraints, there was a built in necessity to improvise in order to complete & fill up a mix of a song. In addition to that, I was examining the improvisational process necessary for song construction.

For variety's sake, there's a couple more 'commercial' exceptions to these limitations included on this collection. See the proposal for the full sense of the limitations for this assignment.


released May 2, 2012



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Taylor Abrahamse Toronto, Ontario

"A future star" - Michael Wojewoeda, multi-Juno-winning producer

"A truly amazing voice." - Mary Margaret O'Hara, indie music legend

"I had nothing to teach him!" - Dave Bidini, Writer/Rheostatics frontman

Stay up to date at www.taylorabrahamse.ca. Once a Top 40 contestant on Canadian Idol, Taylor has performed for over a decade across Ontario and released many independent digital recordings.
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