#13 mUSIC MAKERS AND THE MUSIC THAT MADE THEM
April 1, 2017
For General Audience’s April edition, a group of Montréal-based musicians provided an inner look via both performance and discussion of works that have in turn inspired them. Part gig, part oral presentation, ‘Music Makers and the Music That Made Them’ pulled back the curtain on creative process, performance, and inspiration.
“The solo musical project of multi-instrumentalist Rouzbeh Shadpey. Ambient noise soundscapes with minimalist beats, guitars floating underwater surfacing to breathe, pop-sensitive vocals with personal narratives, repeat and reshape.”
“Her unique sound is described as a Balkan/Quebecois mash-up of music, delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy grooves that drive her wailing violin and sweet voice.” Her latest LP Femme will be released with a launch show at Le Divan Orange on April 5th – her General Audience appearance a short preview and look into her unique blend of Serbian, Bulgarian, and Turkish influences.
“A Woodpigeon song is a container. The container can be a thing of lustrous, exquisitely wrought ornate delicacy, like a sonic Fabergé egg, suggestively warm and heavy in the palm. Or it can be a container for spectacle, like a planetarium, the elemental and sweepingly dynamic bound by a dome for human contemplation. Or like Russian dolls, one handmade effigy holding another within it, until the diminutive figure at the heart of it all is revealed.” WP’s most recent album T R O U B L E was released in 2016.
Michael Feuerstack michaelfeuerstack.com/site
“Singer and songwriter, gentleman and liar, gadfly and firefly and fall guy, indispensable, Michael Feuerstack is a man who lives and makes music in Montréal. Long one of the Canadian scene’s most revered songwriters, across almost 25 years, working under his own name and the past alias Snailhouse, Feuerstack has built an underground canon of crooked and beautiful songs.” His most recent album The Forgettable Truth was released in 2015, and his band The Luyas’ latest album Human Voicing was released this winter.
Risa Dickens risadickens.bandcamp.com
Risa Dickens is a passionate speaker, weirdly calm event producer, excitable artist, and family storyteller. She builds community in both the real world and online from the ground up. Her gentle songs – most often on ukulele, whispered – tell stories of ghosts and forebears. All are welcome.
Ricky Leach http://www.soundcloud.com/rickyleach
Ricky is a performer from England who performs sounds with her hands and strings and mouth called music and makes sounds called words with her mouth called poems and sits down and watches other people doing their performances if they are happening, like at all of all of the other times in all of our lives. She`s been doing all of this sort of thing for a while now and has learnt something.
Tamara Sandor tamarasandor.bandcamp.com
Recurring obsessions include: placelessness, plant growth, physical exertion, ecstatic leisure experiences, doomed girls, skin and other interfaces... Tamara's last album 'Tynes' was released in 2016.
Originally from Iceland and newly settled in Montréal, Bergþóra Jónsdóttir (AKA DJ Backthrowa) will create and curate the evening’s playlist, in the process introducing a bit of unknown music from her homeland.