New Hermitage – Ambient Improvisations
New Hermitage imagines a future in which pollution has caused the population of the Earth to plummet and dangerously high levels of toxicity have rendered the cities of the world uninhabitable, causing the surviving humans to live in the sparse wilderness that remains. However, a few people have returned to the cities. These new hermits, armed with patience and tenderness, work with nature to restore our planet.
Andrew MacKelvie – saxophone
India Gailey – cello
Ross Burns – guitar
Ellen Gibling – harp
David Jackson is a Canadian musician and sound artist working primarily with improvised analog and digitally processed guitar and field recordings. He has played in bands such as the Red Pony, North, Northern Sound Electrical System, and the Fucking Machines and solo as Spetter and under his own name. In 2012 he became creative co-director of the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa and Outaouais (www.improvisedmoo.com/). Recently he has played with Raymond Macdonald, Phil Minton, Instant Places, Alex Pelchat, Paul Newman and Jeff Morton.