Music for Mycologists

by Experimental Music Unit

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Music for Mycologists is a collection of three works by the Experimental Music Unit (EMU), a trio of LaSaM Music in Victoria, BC. Music for Mycologists explores relationships between music making and mushroom hunting, exposing the sometimes fragile process of discovering sounds of rare and raw beauty that exist just beyond perception.

Paul Walde’s Interdeterminancy (for John Cage), which opens the CD, is a musical realization of eight large mushroom spore printed panels designed as a graphic notation.Mycelium Running, an EMU collaboration, is a multi-movement sonic study of fungi that references Paul Stamets’ book of the same title, particularly in its description of the life cycle and anatomy of mushrooms. Closing the CD is Tina Pearson’s Hunt (3) Chanterelles, a set of sonic textures that reflect the sensations and attention states inspired by her mother’s ancestral mushroom hunting practice.


released June 6, 2015

Performed by Paul Walde, bass guitar; George Tzanetakis, clarinets; Tina Pearson, flute-voice

Produced by Kirk McNally, Tina Pearson, George Tzanetakis and Paul Walde. Recorded and mastered 2014-2015 at the University of Victoria, BC, by Kirk McNally

Graphic Design by Jesse Gibb


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Experimental Music Unit Victoria, British Columbia

Experimental Music Unit is a sound ensemble from Victoria British Columbia featuring Tina Pearson (flute, accordion, voice and percussion); George Tzanetakis (clarinets and saxophones) and Paul Walde (bass guitar and percussion). Music for Mycologists is their debut release. ... more

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