Produced by Bill Gilliam and Charlie Ringas
Bill Gilliam – prepared piano, spoken word
Charlie Ringas – percussion, spoken word
Bernardo Padron – flute
John Gzowski – guitars, string dowel
Don Van Vliet
Signposts is the collaboration of two composers performing on their respective instruments. Bill Gilliam playing prepared piano and Charlie Ringas on percussion, with both players handling the spoken word in dialogue form.
Based on the evocative writings of Ivor Cutler, Rumi Jelalludin, Alan Lightman and Don Van Vliet, the composers/performers use the words as an impetus to dive into the mood and character of each improvisation, trading off words and improvised sound gestures to create an intriguing fusion of poetry and music.
Each piece being its own story becomes a spontaneous micro-composition responding to the dynamic variety of each author’s words and contemplative ideas with engaging humour, with the full range of musical imaginations.
Live reocrding by John Magyar
at Gallery 345, Toronto, May 7, 2010
Studio recording and editing by John Gzowski,
Mixing and mastering by Garnet Willis
at Noisetree Digital Audio, January 2011.
© Ⓟ by Bill Gilliam and Charlie Ringas