Upcoming tour includes stops in Sackville, Saint John and Fredericton.
“Over my career, I have really tried to present honesty and openness to the audience and for the most part have been given that in return,” said Jay Crocker, the Canadian composer and musician whose latest project JOYFULTALK has found success in delivering a crossover coups d’état before conventional rock audiences. “So far the audience response from most shows has been very positive.”
JOYFULTALK’s debut full-length, MUUIXX, composed and recorded by Crocker, is a pleasing exploration of sound generated largely on homebuilt instruments and analogue noisemakers.
What began as a solo endeavour has grown into a live performance trio that continues to expand and reinterpret Crocker’s compositions.
“I approach every record I make as documentation of that particular period in time,” said Crocker. “After the recording and mixing is complete the compositions will always shift from the initial documentation. When playing with an ensemble it is absolutely necessary to use the piece as a vehicle in which to explore. I would rather have people play the piece using there own colour, intuition and expression rather than try to recreate something that has already been documented. We capture the essence but, we use the compositions as a vehicle to explore new sounds and situations.”
JOYFULTALK will continue to explore new sounds this month when they hit the road with the Halifax-based experimental rock duo, Cousins, for an eleven date tour that begins in Hamilton and wraps up with performances in Sackville, Saint John and Fredericton.
03/17 – Hamilton, ON (Havn)*
03/18 – Guelph, ON (Making-Box)*
03/19 – Toronto, ON (Long Winter – Great Hall)*
03/20 – London, ON (Vibrafusion)*
03/21 – Peterborough, ON (The Garnet)*
03/22 – Ottawa, ON (The Record Centre – afternoon show)*
03/22 – Montreal, QC (Casa Del Popolo)*
03/23 – Quebec, QC (Le Cercle Sous-Sol)*
03/24 – Sackville, NB (Thunder & Lightning)*
03/25 – Saint John, NB (Pepper’s Pub)*
03/26 – Fredericton, NB (The Capital)*
* with Cousins