Feb. 24th, 2010
Orion Rigel Dommisse + Migrating Birds
Casa del Popolo (4873 St Laurent) – Montreal, QC
9pm – $8/10

—> “Death lurks between the staves and rests of Orion Rigel Dommisse’s music. But it’s a cheerful death : a ring of posies around the wrist of the disinterred body of an ancestor. A great great aunt, perhaps, who whispers with honey breath a reminder : make your bed, wash behind your ears.

The instruments and voicings are antique here : pizzicato and bowed violin and cello, a vibraphone, a bell and a bone for the only percussion, spooky Wurlitzers and synths. Driving it all is Orion’s falsetto lilt. When she pushes her warm voice into the upper registers, the effect can be challenging. Her histrionics veer dangerously close to sentimental and yet, she remains true to her rustic, macabre sensibility.

Like the lyrical otherworlds of Tom Waits or Nick Cave, it’s dizzying fun to listen to. Just pray you don’t end up there.”

David Crohn – Plug In Music

Co-presentation with Suoni Per Il Popolo and CKUT.

Tickets available at Cheap Thrills, L’Oblique, Atom Heart, Phonopolis and Casa del Popolo.


Orion will also perform on Feb. 26th, 2010 in Burlington, VT. Chouette alors ! Co-presented with our new friends of Angioplasty Media !

It’s at a cute little venue called Radio Bean (8 N. Winooski Ave.) and starts at 9:15pm sharp. Pay what you can.



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