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Foonyap / Special Costello / mal/aimé [Megaphono 2018]
February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm5$
at General Assembly / Assemblée Générale
5B Fairmont Ave
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Festival passes available here > https://goo.gl/eVjTpZ
Doors at 1:00 pm
Born in Calgary, FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist with an incomparable sound. Her latest solo release ‘Palimpsest’ is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood. A haunting and challenging experimental-folk album, it has “a signature sound that alternates between vibrating lullabies and primordial heart-explosions,” (Discorder), drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa. Described by CBC as “a stunning, colossal work that’s as disconcerting as it is captivating” the album was named #6 in the 2016 Top 30 Albums of The Year by the Toronto Star.
Brought forth from the depths of the cosmos by Jeremy Costello and further crystallized by Nick Dourado, Special Costello is a dream vapour that entrances the listener to take time for themselves. The subjects of this experiment take time to listen to the sonic provisions and also the rhythm of their heart. These shows are a space of healing, a space of love, of emotion, of purposeful sadness, of unhinged bliss and beauty. Those who have been witness to the meditative, slow moving ballads of Jer and Nick come away feeling light, thoughtful, and well loved.
An off-shoot of Ottawa art-rock collective Pony Girl, mal/aimé take the band’s experimental chamber sound and run with it, combining clarinet, guitars, and percussion with synths, drones and electronics. Yolande Laroche’s soaring clarinet and voice weave in and out of guitarist Julien Dussault’s demented drone patterns, on top of a bed of synthesizers and electronic percussion created by Jeff Kingsbury. Their immersive live set works in tandem with the vibe of the audience and the sounds of the room, and often features found noises and thematic vocal samples framed by the trio’s thoughtful ebb and flow. The listener is all but forced to close their eyes and be lost in the synergy of music, noise, and the ambient features of the performance space.
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Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory
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This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018