Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 31

PHOTO: VALERY GORE DIGITAL MUSIC Joshua Van Tassel has built a reputation as a producer and composer of acclaimed electro-acoustic music that is both highly sophisticated and easily digestible. He has performed and collaborated with artists including Sarah Slean, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, Gypsophilia, and many others. www.joshuavt.com. Josh Van Tassel Soundscapes for Sarah The Electronic Elements of Sarah Slean’s Metaphysics – Q&A with Producer Josh Van Tassel CM: Sarah called you a “sound architect” and credits you with adding the dreamy soundscapes and textures to Metaphys- ics. Tell us about what you were initially tapped to bring to the table with your production and arranging work. JVT: Sarah and I have known each other for quite awhile now. I’ve played the drums for her a few times over the years, and we’ve talk- ed a lot about music making and the different things we’re both into as far as influences. When i B6RFRFRF2Wr&RЦ6&B6Rv2FƶrB&WB&RFWЧGW&Fw2( 2ƖRFw2R֖vBV"WFW"v'&V"FV2"&&&V6&G0FB6'&FVBVV7G&2VVVG2BbvBG'FFvFVV7G&Ц7226'&FRFVVV7G&2Ч6VFrvvBF&RG'VRFFR6pB7FRFR6rFRf7W2'WB'&rVVVBFB66WBW6ƖvFǒW72&RЦƗ7F2v&B&VBBBRf"FVWW Ɨ7FVrWW&V6RvFWBFrBFf FG&FFVV7G&26VFrW62vFVfW"&VG2BVV7G&26VFpG'V2ƖRFVWFw2&R&v2BFN( 2&VǒvB6Rv2FW&W7FVB( 2'VFr6R62FW&W7B&VBv@6Rv2&VGFr6Bv2&WBFFrF6RFWGW&W0vRv2VWrFR&r7GW&R֖B4Ӣ6Bv67FvRbFRw&Fr@'&vr&6W72vW&RRG6ǐVFW&rFRfCrrr2BR224РeC6R6RvFFR6w2&WGGV6f&VB( 2FRVGBǗ&72&VG6R( 2B6Rv2&VǒVFGf6PfVVBw&fRBf&6Bv2V&ƖW FBvRvW&R6&&FrBWfW'ЧFrv26WBBFBFRB7WW"gV( 2fW'7&VFfRFVFVBW'66֖rvF6WFr'WBFN( 27FVF&WGGV6Frख6R66W2BFBbF氦VBFvBFVvB6R֖vBFvFW"7G&r'&vVVG2v6W7Vǒ6P7BvFVBFR7W&RFW&Rv2VGb6276Rf"FR7G&w2B6FBv2V6rvB6R֖vBFvFW@7&vFrBWBख6R66W2v^( BfrFf"vRFBFF( Bv&6v^( B&6G&6BFV6WBfb6WvW&RV6RFPVBvRvBF&Vǒ66RFN( 27FfW'6&6V'WB6FW2FR'VЧF6W26R6( B&VǒvR66ǒ4Ӣ6&2w&VBW66vF7G&r6V6RbG֖72BV6RआrFBRFW'vFW"fW'( ƇV( W&f&6W2B7&VFR7W&w6֖rg&FRFvFFЦeCvVf'7BBf&V7B( &VǒffR6&( 2W62BfRf"pFRvVf'7BfVBFF&Fg&Фf66F#RbFRf'7B6w0vVBFv26&6V&6FR&VP&FRF26FBv2&Vrv&Rbv@6^( 2FRBW"fVV6W2BfpvW"2W'6Bg&VBBv0FW&W7FrFvrFB&RG'VRFFPW626RW2vRG'rF7FVW"B@WrF&V7FW"6R'WBFB6RVRЦVG2FB&R6RF( BW&VBWBvWFW"N( 26VG66R"&6R WfV6R&F֖2FrFƖRFPF6RWBbFw2FBFR'F7B2FPBW&f&VBFV6VfW26b6R2'BFB6^( 2VBWfVbN( 2W7B67&F6G&6"f6( 2&V6W6RvF6&WfV67&F6f6"G&607FW7B6vBVv2( 2( W6RFB2א6W&6RFW&Bv&vFBFGW&@F6WFrWr6b6^( 2VB&VWFgV&FЦ6&BWfV6RFN( 2FRWbFP6r6FRFB6&BBv&vFB&WFBvFVF2B&66ǐW6RFB2WGFR6RWr6V@"&6RWBbBFB6W6RFP6FWBbFR6r&66ǒ( G'rFFRFw26^( 22ЧGVǒ7&VFVBBVFRFVFv&vFFRFW&GFW"rW6FW&2 VFVBFW&RFB&VǒV2BfVV6W6fRƖRB&Vw2( B7WW"&VƒЦB7F2FB6V6SN( 2&Rv&pvF6W'2BVffV7G2FvWB6VG2F@&R&BVWV7FVB'WBgFV6Rg&&Vv&B6W&6RFRVB&W7VBB6VBƖRB'WB6WvW&RBFRV'BbBN( 26VB^( fR&VGV&B2BR22( "3