by Jamie Drouin

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HUM is a study of the common utility power transformers found in every neighbourhood, and the low frequency sounds they introduce into the environment. Composed entirely from recordings of these electrical boxes, and taking the form of minimalist drone music, HUM is a paradoxical work: while the piece can be a pleasurable exploration of low frequency patterns, it is also a direct representation of a characteristic sound linked with sleep disorders, disorientation, and mental agitation in a percentage of the world population.

A limited edition cd version of HUM was originally published by Infrequency Editions in 2010.


released June 5, 2017

Composed and designed by Jamie Drouin



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Jamie Drouin Victoria, British Columbia

Jamie Drouin is a Canadian sound and visual artist. His minimalistic works explore the unique perceptual experiences which can evolve from linear processes applied to a focused range of materials.

Drouin has collaborated with several international artists including projects with Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Olaf Hochherz, Hannes Lingens, Yann Novak, Lance Austin Olsen, and Sabine Vogel.
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