Irezumi

BY ENZO MARCEAU

 


Immersed in a word of music from a very young age, ENZO MARCEAU took up the drums as his primary instrument and pursued courses in jazz studies at college. Having been introduced to the recording studio environment, he honed his knowledge by completing an AEC in Sound Engineering where he discovered electroacoustical composition under the guidance of Gilles Gobeil. His curiosity sparked by the infinite possibilities, he studied at Université de Montréal where he developed his style and refined his technique with Georges Forget, Martin Bédard, and Robert Normandeau.

A seamless blend of musique concrète and drum and bass, “Irezumi” is a well crafted mix of randomized rhythmic figures, deconstructed audio samples, and sine waves. Similar to the Japanese tattoos from which it derives its name, the subtleties of this piece uphold tradition while mixing in new and original elements. A short musical quotation is featured, the Amen Break, albeit mangled and chopped up.

2.1 | WINTER 2015

Contents

"Collage Postcard"
Ira Joel Haber
Cover Art


"Havoc!"
Travis Alford
Jazz

"Auctumnus"
Stephanie Ann Boyd
Classical

"An Abandoned Place of Bewildering Complexity"
Jim Buck
Fiction

"Engine Room"
Sivan Cohen Elias
Experimental

"Those of the Tentacle Sun"
W.A. Coleman
Fiction

"Tools of the Trade"
Jack Fancher
Fiction

"Cello: Fishing at Antibes"
Arthur Gottschalk
Electronic

"Kettledrum Organ"
Mitchell Herrmann
Experimental

"Our Shining Black Prince (for Malcolm X)"
Marie Incontrera
Jazz

"[No.9:2] Seventeen Thoughts on a Chamber Concerto"
Emre Sihan Kaleli
Classical

"The Land of Broken Numbers"
Madeleine Lee
Fiction

"With All the Grace of a Feather"
Stephanie Libby
Fiction

"Irezumi"
Enzo Marceau
Electronic

"Just Before We're Both Dead"
Connor McNamara
Fiction

"There"
N.T. McQueen
Creative Nonfiction

"What You Will Believe When You Are Alone"
Kenneth Nichols
Fiction

"Danza per la Morte di Truculentus"
Norberto Oldrini
Classical

"Saridium"
Adam Plantz
Classical

"Dark Matter"
Vitaliy Rybakin
Experimental

"So They Walked"
Tim Schlee
Fiction

"Etude for Raising the Dead"
Peter Vukmirovic Stevens
Classical

"The Bird of Mel Island"
Chadas Ustuntas
Jazz

"Instinct Lesson"
Kyle A. Valenta
Fiction

"Creatures from the Black Bassoon"
Kyle Vanderburg
Experimental

"Océanos"
Gonzalo Varela
Electronic

"Lamentation"
Margarita Zelenaia
Classical

"Who Asks Doth Err"
Krzysztof Zimmermann
Experimental