I still exist. I’ve just been quiet. Quietly exploring. Returning and assimilating. Leaving the ocean, and finding my place on land. New music is coming. The seed has left the tree.
I’ll be DJ-ing at OBEY Convention VII in Halifax this year, between performances by the Halifax Rumi Ensemble and Julianna Barwick at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. My DJ set will be loop-based, combining analogue and digital technologies to map a sonic transformation. Stemming from my shamanic drumming research, I’ve been really into repetition in sound and music these days, and making patient alterations so the sounds gradually inhabit new environments, and parallel universes.
In other news, I recently came across a really kind review of Polaraura by Forestpunk:
"Lindsay Dobbin goes the other direction, and has made something vibrant, living, powerful; the opposite of Exotica, she has actually transmitted an atom of the Great White North, which she clearly loves so dear. Wolf calls and frozen rivers meet degraded chamber pianos and Victrola vocals. Rather than dressing in a headband and purchasing some rattle & shaker, she has performed a feat of real shamanism, that is, getting into the heart and dreamtime of a place, and we all care just a little bit more for it. My inner world has been lit up with wolves silhouette on snowy hilltops, and gray spraying whales cracking through ice, even as Portland breaks into a flowery spring."
I’ll be updating my personal artist website pretty often as I have non-Broken Deer projects on the go, including some new music: lindsaydobbin.com.
Thanks for visiting. Here’s something to leave you with:
from Knot and Vortex by Hugh Kenner