Trust is a One Way Street (TOWS): a latency-defying, telematic ensemble improvisation.
TOWS sets up musicians in a one-way trust chain, where each sends a live improvised audiovisual stream to the next musician in the chain, which (except for player #1) includes synced streams from previous players. Each improviser responds only to what they hear from previous players. The final stream includes all musicians synced together in a live improv.
The TOWS ensemble for this performance includes:
Amir Amiri (santur), a Tehran-born Montreal-based renowned composer and performer, who stretches santur’s sound and performance beyond the constraints of classical thought.
Mynah Marie (accordion and voice), a Montreal-born, Israel-based live-coder/singer/composer, who creates and improvises music across disciplines, genres, and cultures.
Eldad Tsabary (synth-bass), an Israel-born, Montreal-based electroacoustic composer/live-coder/professor whose work focuses on collective trans-disciplinary improvisation and telematics.