Remix Artist Statement
There were so many interesting rhythmic fragments and melodic ideas in the improvisation that I wanted to develop in my remix. Lina's trumpet key clicks reminded me of clave rhythms in some places, so I took that as a starting point, lending the song a triple-meter feel. From there it wasn't hard to find cool bits of Nick's drums to loop, and gradually I constructed some melodies and shaped the structure. I wanted to maintain a loose, almost rubato feel while working within the confines of a set tempo, so I didn't quantize any of the drums. It was a lot of fun to reimagine this piece as groove-based music, using modern production elements like 808s to add some oomph.
- Mira Martin-Gray, Toronto, 2021