IRIM x Big Winter Classic 2019: Isitsiipotaako Showcase

Indigenous Resilience in Music brings you ISITSIIPOTAAKO 2019, presented in partnership with BIG Winter Classic and Drum Beat Productions.

This performance will conclude a weeklong residency at Studio Bell as Yonatan Gat, Sarah Houle of Ghostkeeper, Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse of soft cure, and Darcy Turningrobe of Turningrobe Singers become the National Music Centre’s newest Artists in Residence.

About Yonatan Gat:
onatan Gat is a genre all to his own. His new opus, Universalists, out May 4th on Joyful Noise in US and Glitterbeat in Europe, sees the New York experimental composer refining his skills not only as guitarist and bandleader, but also as a producer. His followup to 2015’s acclaimed Director sees Gat experimenting with splicing live-to-tape recordings of his live trio in ways that draw from everything between contemporary avant-garde to electric era Miles Davis to Brazilian experimentalists Os Mutantes (with which Yonatan recently released a split 7″,) pushing the envelope in ways that only a few can.

About Ghostkeeper:
The music of Ghostkeeper is a continually-evolving organism; the defining aspect of all their music to date, coursing through each of their evolutionary stages, is that the band truly sounds like no one else. The current iteration of the band – uniting core members/vocalists Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle with drummer Eric Hamelin and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Bourne.

About soft cure:
soft cure is a four-piece that hinges on the mind of Seth Cardinal. An art student and enduring experimental musician (The Basement Demons), Cardinal plays with elements of performance and installation, injecting his bedroom pop with theatrics, questions concerning gender roles and childhood tropes. It’s a pop-friendly way to interrogate human identity.


Event Details:

Date: January 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm

Price: $20 at the door


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