"Spin Cycle" 2CD - Skratch Bastid & Afiara Quartet

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Proud to announce the release of my project with the Afiara Quartet entitled "Spin Cycle". This project was produced over the last 8 months in collaboration with 4 Canadian composers (Laura Silberberg, Dinuk Wijeratne, Kevin Lau, Rob Teehan). Here's how it worked:

Phase 1: 4 composers wrote 4 original pieces for the Afiara String Quartet. Pieces were recorded.

Phase 2: Skratch Bastid remixed each of the pieces, using select parts that were replayed by the string quartet, sampled, and scratched.

Phase 3: The 4 composers remixed the remixes by writing new pieces based on the remix. Skratch Bastid & Afiara Quartet performed these pieces live and recorded them.

Check out our feature pieces and interview (30 mins) on CBC Radio's "Q": http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-monday-may-11-2015-1.3066925/skratch-bastid-and-the-afiara-quartet-blend-scratch-and-strings-1.3068985

We premiered the project May 23rd at the 21c Music Festival at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music in Koerner Hall.

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