a place on the ping things site where you can discover new sounds, find out a little bit more about the artists who create the music you enjoy or read what other people have to say about some of the discs in our catalogue

last updated 11/26/05

an interview with Sylken
find out more about Sylken, Eric Hopper's popular collaborative electronic project and one of ping things favorite artists!

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Sylken interview,

an interview with tara vanflower
i think tara vanflower is awesome! read an exclusive interview with her, where she talks about music, her upcoming book, and a variety of collaborations she has in the works!

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Tara Vanflower interview,

The Blue Man Group
the Blue Man Group is coming to Toronto! read a feature interview with Michael Quinn, Artistic Director of the group!

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photo by Ken Howard copyright BMP

Blue Man Group interview,

"My Little Fire-Filled Heart" by Tara VanFlower
"Fans of Tara VanFlower will be very excited by the release of her second solo disc "My Little Fire-Filled Heart". With this disc Tara has created a diverse collection of songs all of which wonderfully showcase not only her writing and vocal skills but also her eclectic and unique approach to music."

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"My Little Fire-Filled Heart" by Tara VanFlower,
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"Passage" by dreamSTATE
"Fans of Toronto electronic artists dreamSTATE will no doubt be thrilled by the release of "Passage", a series of soundscapes specially created for an installation held in Goderich, Ontario. Inspired by the poetry of Lynn Harigan from her collection Moon Sea Crossing, "Passage" tells the story of Aina, an Irish immigrant who settles in Huron District during the 1840s. Her life during this time is filled with hardship and turmoil, ultimately resulting in a mental breakdown which leads to her being confined in the Huron District Gaol where her mental state further declines. Through a masterful creation of sound and environment, dreamSTATE is able to draw the listener into Aina's plight and brings her story to life in a powerful and haunting manner."

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"Passage" by dreamSTATE,
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"Angelmark is a solo project by Michael Turner of Titania showcasing Turner's instrumental talents. Largely based around his impressive guitar playing skills, with this release Turner has created a stunning work of melancholy beauty and atmospheric ambience that brings to mind the more meditative side of the shoegazer genre. "

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"Angelmark" by Angelmark,
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discover the music of Aube
Aube has become well known within the abstract/experimental scene for his complex works utilizing diverse source material which has been processed and manipulated to create new and challenging soundscapes. with each disc, one source material such as wire, water, or glass is used as the basis for all of the sounds heard within. Fascinating work by an intensely gifted performer, Aube's releases regularly transcend the boundaries of the perception of both music and art.

browse titles by Aube in the ping things catalogue

interested in reading some of our previous features?

read an interview with Richard Baker, Scott M2 and Jamie Todd
discussing THE AMBiENT PiNG and the PiNG AMBiENCE CD

read an interview with Mercurine

read an interview with Numina

read an interview with ambient pioneer Steve Roach