Bands of Rubber from Allison Cameron

Here’s a composed piece for the Rubber Band Quartet from Toronto improviser and composer Allison Cameron. It’s strange and particular music, radical but gentle, emerging from mundane materials, amplification, and the hearts and hands of some very unusual musicians. Hear more of Cameron’s lovely work on Bandcamp.

Recorded live in 2004 with Allison on amplified rubber band, and Soundcan (an artwork by Marla Hlady); Stephen Parkinson on amplified rubber band and detuned electric guitar; and Doug Tielli on amplified rubber band and bowed saw.

close up of rubber bands