Ida Toninato
We Become Giants

Dragon’s Eye Recordings is pleased to present We Become Giants by Ida Toninato. On her first outing for the label, Toninato conjures a vast ambient space through her physical collaboration with architecture, her instruments, and her listening ear.

Notes from Ida:
We Become Giants was composed and recorded at the Tank Center for Sonic Arts in Colorado. This immense former water treatment facility is a uniquely resonant space, with a massive 40-second long reverberation. The music was composed in and with this sublime arena, the harmonics and beating patterns created by its own echo and reverb. After recording raw material in-situ, I returned to the studio to create a parallel synthetic space responding to the original one, using synthesizers, beats, and effects. The whole album was developed with the analogy of a hallucination in which real and imaginary space are intertwined into a sonic, visceral trip. 

We Become Giants is dedicated to my brother, Manoah Toninato, whose courage and determination are amongst the brightest lights in my life.

Ida Toninato: artistic direction, composition and baritone saxophone
Blaise Borboën-Léonard: recording, mixing, sound design and electronics
Michael Van Wagoner: assistant engineer
Thierry Gauthier: mastering
Elysha Poirier: filming, editing and photography
Tank Center for Sonic Arts team: James Paul, Samantha Wade, and Michael Van Wagoner
Very special thanks to Isak Goldschneider, Eric Hill, Nicolas Hyatt, François-Xavier Féron, Guillaume Boutard, Nassamou Bakouri, and Jeremy Young
Eternal gratitude to the album team, and to my brother Manoah Toninato
We acknowledge the financial support of Canada Council for the Arts