95 King Street East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A9
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
Sandro Perri makes music within a broad spectrum of sound as a composer, producer, instrumentalist and singer.
Between 1999 – 2002, he operated a 12″ label (Audi Sensa) for his early music as Polmo Polpo (solo) and Dot Wiggin (in collaboration with Todd Fox). Both projects explored electronic dance music at its fringes, using repetitive rhythms, dub production, lap steel guitar, cello and electronics. Some of this music was compiled and released on The Science Of Breath. In 2003, Perri recorded a 28-minute cover of Arthur Russell / Dinosaur L’s Kiss Me Again, blending his love of disco and drone music. That same year, Constellation Records released his debut full-length, Like Hearts Swelling, 5 tracks of looped strings, guitar, percussion and electronics, creating a meditative record of “perfectly structured, unstructured sound” (Pitchfork).
In 2004, Perri swapped his sample-based, electronic approach for live instrumentation, forming a band and reshaping his instrumental pieces into vocal songs. Some of this was documented in 2006 on Plays Polmo Polpo, which was said to sound “like his earlier music coming apart at the seams” (Dusted Magazine). He continued this approach in 2007 with Tiny Mirrors, a record of original songs sent askew with Ryan Driver, Eric Chenaux and several others in the Toronto avant-jazz/improvising community. Throughout this period, Perri continued to explore dance music with Craig Dunsmuir in Glissandro 70. Looping guitars, odd-time rhythms and “chants”, they melded elements of dance, math rock and “fourth-world” into their debut LP, released in 2006.
In 2011, Perri released Impossible Spaces, a record which further combined his interests in songwriting, electronics and production. Music critics called it one of the “Top 50 Records of 2011” (Pitchfork) as well as one of the “Top 50 Toronto Records of All Time” (Now Magazine). 12” remixes of this material were released by DFA Records, Phonica and Constellation.
His latest project, Off World began as an improvised electronic duo with Lorenz Peter in 2008, but has since expanded to include a wealth of recorded material and collaborators including Drew Brown, Susumu Mukai (Zongamin), M J Silver (Mickey Moonlight), Craig Dunsmuir and Eric Chenaux. Constellation released the debut LP 1 in September 2016.
In the studio, Perri has provided various levels of assistance as producer, tracking, mix, remix and mastering engineer to a range of artists in Canada and abroad. A comprehensive list of this work can be found HERE. In addition to studio work, he played lap steel guitar with folk-pop group Great Lake Swimmers between 2000-2005.
In live performance, both solo and with band he has appeared at Primavera Sound, All Tomorrow’s Parties, MUTEK, Wordless Music Series, MOMA PS/1 Warmup, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Nuit Blanche, and various other festivals since 2003. Perri received composition and recording grants from the Toronto, Ontario and Canadian Arts Councils in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2015.
Twin Within is a chamber-pop group based out of Hamilton, ON Canada. Originally a duo featuring the blended unison singing of Alex Samaras and Steve McKay, the group has evolved into its current formation featuring the vocal stylings of Kori Pop, Lisa Savard-Quong and Benjamin Schillaci.