Recorded, composed, and assembled by Trajectories (Connor Cook, Charles Harding, Malte Leander, Michael Pinsonneault)
Big thanks to Am Devito for contributing field recordings that were used throughout the album and for producer insights during the experimental stages of developing the first track titled Blood & Breath.
Track 1 - Mixed and Mastered by Rob Heaney - RIP - June 2021
We are deeply thankful to have been able to work with Rob and so this first piece is dedicated to his memory.
Tracks 2-10 - Mixed and Mastered by Grant Meuers (Snow Globe Sound)
Artwork by Emily Blair
This album was made possible through support from FACTOR and the government of Canada.
Blood & Breath
Released Feb. 17, 2023
For Trajectories, a Montreal-based compositional collective consisting of Connor Cook, Charles Harding, Malte Leander and the late Michael Pinsonneault, Blood & Breath represents the silver lining that came out of the global pandemic lockdowns of 2020-21 and their aftermath. Collaborating over Zoom and using shared drives, the group engaged with the unique circumstances and states of mind, body and emotion being personally and generally experienced in that historical moment, and the result was this album’s 10 tracks.
Source materials were personal and intimate: recordings of apartments and private journeys and spaces, made into communal, holographic fabric when shared and reinterpreted amongst all members. As the pandemic raged on, the context shifted and tilted. So too did the relationship change between artists and their compositions.