Photo: Emily Gan

Following the February release of Stand Above The Streams, his sophomore full-length album for Constellation, saxophonist and experimental composer Jason Sharp has worked up a truly breathtaking live interpretation of his studio-based work, alongside Montreal-based sound artist Adam Basanta. The pair will bring this riveting electro-acoustic performance to audiences in France as well as Ljubljana’s Sonica Festival this fall.

Jason and Adam deftly conduct a dense interplay of saxophone, amplified breath and heartbeat connected to an array of electronic treatments, rhythmic triggers and controlled feedback, drawing the listener into a riveting sonic landscape where thickets of granular sonic detail and transcendent waves of refracted melody overtake one another by turns. These rare shows are not to be missed.



28.09.18 Ljubljana, SI Cankar Centre
Sonica Festival
11.10.18 Rennes, FR Maintenant Festival
12.10.18 Rennes, FR Maintenant Festival
lecture and performance
13.10.18 Brest, FR Atlantique Jazz Festival
w/ Eric Chenaux
16.10.18 Poitiers, FR Confort Moderne
17.10.18 Allonnes, FR Peniche Excelsior
w/ Eric Chenaux
18.10.18 Metz, FR Fragment
19.10.18 Paris, FR Zorba

For a sample of what’s to come at these dates, check out this live footage of Jason and Adam performing an excerpt from Stand Above The Streams at Montreal’s Eastern Bloc art space: