By: Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty

Country of Origin: Canada                      Year: 2016                                                  Running Time: 15:50                                  Format: Digital Output  

Description: A short documentary commissioned for RVNG international's release of Syrinx "Tumblers from the Vault".

The musicians behind Syrinx were composer and keyboardist John Mills-Cockell, saxophonist Doug Pringle, and percussionist Alan Wells. All three were young veterans of the Toronto creative scene by the beginning of 1970. LSD played a supporting role in their artistic pursuits, but equal guidance also came from Mills-Cockell's studies at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music, where he established an ad-hoc, DIY electronic music course in the school's basement.