international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 19

tinycastles CA/QC

Expérience 1
August 22, 2018, 17:00 - 23:00
Live: 17:00 - 17:45
Montréal-based musicians Lyndsie Alguire and Thomas Boucher
Delicate, drone-y soundscapes of shimmery guitars, shoegaze-y synths and lush vocal flourishes
Time Released Sound
Lull (2017)
tinycastles likes to sometimes set their stage with soft objects like Winnie the Pooh-themed teddy bears to create an intimate atmosphere.

Equally referencing post-rock, classical and ambient music, tinycastles eschews structured forms in favour of erratic build-ups propelled by intimate loops. Their sprawling sound weaves together shimmery guitars, synths and lush vocals, coalescing into a symphony of delicate drone musings.

Lyndsie Alguire and Thomas Boucher met at one of Montréal's drone sleepover events in 2015 and formed tinycastles as a meeting point for their diverse influences and styles—to delve deeper into the spontaneous traits of their respective solo projects. Alguire is a Montréal-based artist who creates textural and melodic compositions that draw equally from neo-classical, electroacoustic, and pop practices. tinycastles marks her first venture into collaborative performances, leaning even more heavily into electronic and improvisational elements. French-born Boucher moved to Montréal in 2015 and is currently between both countries. Using his background in classical guitar, he brings a unique approach to drone music that weaves intricate picking styles with E-Bow phrasings and feedback loops. The duo's 2017 debut EP, Lull, offers a magnificent glimpse into the duo’s gauzy sensibilities.

Known for the semi-improvised and unpredictable nature of their live sets, tinycastles set sail into shoegaze-y spaciousness, textures that bloom into blissful ambience and brooding melodies that find purpose before drifting away in a state of hushed catharsis—providing the optimal accompaniment for all your lucid dreaming.


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