T. Gowdy — De Bias
Asking the listener to reach deep inside themselves, T. Gowdy merges soothing ambient atmospheres with post-techno distorted noise, creating a harmonious, deeply affecting balance. A curious explorer of liminal musical realms where memory fades, perception blurs, and reality distorts, the Canadian artist crafts ethereal music that moves between featherlight mediation and brooding heaviness. A sound engineer who has studied choral music and classical guitar, T. Gowdy completed graduate studies in sound recording, leading to a twelve year career of engineering credits on over sixty albums and collaborating with artists such as Coral Egan and blues singer Dawn Tyler Watson.
2018's self-released solo album B-Stock was crafted in Berlin, a meditation on emotional turmoil that incorporated the sounds of the physical environments he lived and moved through. Transforming urban noise through resonators and pitch modulation, it's a striking debut—a deep-listening study in what it means to be present and grounded in the moment. 2020's Therapy With Colour goes even deeper, plumbing the depth of the listener with the motive of re-programming thought-patterns through ritualistic sound shuffling in an attempt to reduce bias and open deeper self-connection. T. Gowdy's shimmering beams of techno-indebted rhythmic light dart and tumble elegantly around the track's melodic structure, grounding everything in kinetic, entrancing energy.
For MUTEK 2020, T. Gowdy investigates the concept of “time-distorted reality”, transforming experimental musique concrète into patterns of symmetrical sonic rhythm, while a live video stream broadcast from a surveillance camera bathe the performance and audience in waves of iridescent light.
T. Gowdy is a Canadian electronic producer and audio-visual performer whose recently released album, Therapy With Colour plumbs the depths of the subconscious with soothing, pulsing waves of musique concrète indebted sound.
Experimental, Techno, Ambient
Constellation, Birdsounz, Liberation Through Hearing
Therapy With Colour (Constellation, 2020), B-Stock (Birdsounz, 2018), Vitrify Kate (Liberation Through Hearing, 2018)
2020's Therapy with Colour was created in real time during a tandem performance with visual artist Laura Buckley, based on self-hypnosis sessions with a homemade invention designed to promote relaxation of the mind and meditation.
Montréal: 2020, 2018