Dose Curves, the first solo outing for Montreal-based harpist Sarah Pagé, is perfectly strange and stable. Like an entirely detailed, delectable world in a spin of its own, the album moves, breathes, grows and changes at a pace that feels wonderfully natural; in welcoming ways that belie its intricate oddities. Across the five-track suite, all recorded live in motion, Pagé unfurls untold possibilities from within the 5000-year-old instrument. Moving through free-form tonal caverns, catching gently-bent melodic breezes and expanding out to the ambient aethers, Dose Curves is a spellbinding debut that affirms its maker as one of Canada’s most versatile and accomplished experimentalists.
Sarah Pagé - harps, pedals, amps
Engineered and Mixed by Thierry Amar at Hotel2Tango, Montreal
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering
Artwork by Sarah Pagé
Graphic design by LOKI
Code Versus is a re-imaging of experimental harpist Sarah Pagé's solo debut Dose Curves; by electronic producer Joni Void. Six conceptual remixes of the album's originals & B-sides, these rhythmic re-interpretations represent a 5 year exchange between both artists.
One of the first live performances of Dose Curves material taking place at Montreal's loft-venue La Plante in January 2016, witnessed by Joni Void, a resident & event organizer there at the time who happened to be the sound-tech that evening; the connection to the album continued with a first JV remix of 'Stasis' in 2017 after it's initial self-release, which lead to the pair to begin collaborating as a duo. First with Sarah featuring on the piece 'Abusers' from Joni Void's Constellation album Mise en Abyme; and later with collaborative live performances as 'Page Vide' and a shared co-release tour in Fall 2019, when Dose Curves was released on Backward Music. Code Versus acts as a prelude of sorts for their own duo material, where the sonic explorations & reimagined performance of the Harp with electronics collide with sound-editing narratives & cinematic atmospheres.