Brandon Auger (b.1978) is an electroacoustic musician and structural builder based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally a guitarist, he started experimenting with electronics and tape in the early 90’s.
His solo release when sails fold is unique set of minimal modular-synth recordings made in 2018. With special access to remote concrete structures on building sites, Auger recorded in a variety of these vast environments, capturing, amplifying and drawing out their acoustic idiosyncrasies. The result is a beautiful series of short tracks – an auditory document of the resonance of industrial forms, calling to mind the black-and-white photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher.
An active member of the suddenlyLISTEN community in Halifax, Auger also works alongside members of Mocean Dance and Kinetic Studios. His compositions, live performances and collaborative projects have been presented at the Halifax International Jazz Festival, Open Waters Festival, and throughout various galleries across Canada and the U.S.
*photo by Brandon Auger