interceiving

interceiving is an experimental band based in improvisation, whose members include Christian Carrière (keyboards, no-input mixer and production), Eric Cohen (drums, percussion), Matt Killen (guitar, keyboards), Frank O’Connor (bass, guitar, keyboards, kalimba), and Reda Enan (bass, tabla). We use traditional and electronic instruments. Our sound was categorized by one reviewer as ‘experimental noise-pop’. It is characterized by its use of improvisation as a template for musical structure in the recording process.

Releases
As a duet (Matt and Chris), we released an EP called 4-track recordings in 2003. As a four piece, we released a self-titled EP in 2009.

Radio Play
In 2003-2004, Patti Schmidt played 4-track recordings’ Ugly Bunnies and Waspitron on her CBC Radio 1 show Brave New Waves. In 2008, Radio-Canada’s Claude Rajotte played interceiving’s Two Peas In A Pod on his Sunday night radio show. In 2009, CBC Radio 3’s Craig Norris chose interceiving’s Disco Stew Part 3 as the New Music Canada Track of the Day. That summer, interceiving’s Wrong Oboe was chosen as outro music (daily) for The Craig Norris Hour. bandeapart.fm , sadly now shut down, became a champion of the interceiving EP, giving various tracks more than 400 spins in 2010 alone. Two Peas In A Pod was played on Françis Giroux’s Luxure Friday night show on Quebec City’s CHYZ FM. interceiving was featured on CHOM-FM’s Sunday night local band show. In 2010, CBC Radio 1’s Pierre Landry did a feature interview with Eric and myself on his weekly Cinq à Six show.

Music in Film
4-track recordings’ Acoustitron was used in the feature film “Dreamchaser” (dir. Renaud Rouverand), which was screened at Montreal’s FantAsia Film Festival in 2004. The EP’s Waspitron was used in the short film “Kosmos” (dir. Renaud Rouverand), which was screened at Montreal’s FantAsia Film Festival in 2005. The National Film Board‘s “Dead Space” (dir. Marielle Quesney and Jean Labourdette) used the tracks Ugly Bunnies and Waspitron. It screened at the Hip Hop Ciné festival in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver in 2006. Two unreleased tracks were used in the short film “3 days in a bag” in 2006 (dir. Raphaël Ouellet).

Live Performances
They are rare occurences for interceiving. Nonetheless, we’ve played at Casa Del Popolo, Divan orange, Saphir, Jupiter Room, and Trois Minots, all in Montreal. We participated in the POP Montreal International Music Festival twice, in 2006 and 2008.

TV and Other Exposure
The 2008 edition of the Montreal Tattoo Convention saw our song Wrong Oboe chosen as the soundtrack for its television and internet commercial, which aired on television in Montreal and at the Tattoo Conventions in Montreal, New York and Miami. The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) chose the first song of our self-titled EP, Disco Stew Part 3, as the soundtrack for a video documenting an art installation in 2009.

We are now a five-piece with the addition of bassist Reda Enan. We are on an indefinite hiatus for the moment.

Album cover photo by Joanna HR Foster.

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