In Support of Living
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Still working on that hot first release.

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Formed in the fall of 2002, In Support of Living are a music collective formed in the Junction area of Toronto. Together the members produce emotive, atmospheric music along the lines of Air, Boards of Canada and Sigur Ros utilizing rickety samples, toy keyboards, electronic mixes, alongside traditional instruments such as xylophone, bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute) and indie rock style drums-bass-guitar instrumentation.

Formed by Brad Ketchen (Hollowphonic) as a side project of electronic/IDM mixes with friend James Gray who was developing similar mixes and Nathan Athay on drums (both no longer in the group), ISOL includes Ottawa-based Rozalind MacPhail, a classically trained flutist and world music artist, who has collaborated with Constantines, Yo La Tengo, Danny Michel and Great Lake Swimmers, bassist/guaitarist Calvin Hager (Headphone Overtone), percussionist/drummer Niamh Nishe and guitarist Alphonso (Fragilo) round out the group. The group met Portland, Oregon film director/artist Rob Tyler who they continually collaborate with. ISOL scored music to Rob’s Film Painting series ‘Color and Information’ and performed a live soundtrack to Rob’s films at the Wavelength music series last May. Future Tyler films are planned to be soundtracked by the group. As well Brad has written and produced a musical soundtrack for a Toronto run play called 'The Space Between' along side his group 'Hollowphonic' and guitar duties with Toronto band 'Bluescreen'.

ISOL has supported such luminaries as The Junior Boys, Jim Guthrie and Mean Red Spiders. They will be featured in Toronto’s Ear to the Ground festival next September with tour dates to support their highly anticipated full-length CD release due Fall 2005, some of these in collaboration with Rob Tyler’s film painting series.

The group is excited about their forthcoming recording production to take place on Toronto Island at the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse this summer. With the mysteries that surround this Ontario Heritage building (including it’s alleged haunting by its original keeper), the lighthouse will be a wonderful yet eerie location to reflect the beautiful and dramatic sounds that In Support of Living creates. As well, the group plans to shoot and release a documentary and film a video during these sessions.

in support of living c/o brad ketchen
bookings, promo materials: pharmasound@gmail.com