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Feast In The East 66 Bonjay Blunt Chunks Foonyap Benedicte
FEAST IN THE EAST is a bi-monthly east end music, food, & installation series.
This month features a free dinner by Jonas Linturn aka Chef Trs Bohme.
Toronto genre melting duo of Alanna Stuart and Pho Swain joined forces with percussionist Kieran Adams Diana, The Cosmic Range for this outing. The duo turned trio sees Stuart's voice hold court over racing beats, beamed in synth tones, married live and digital percussion. Borrowing from dancehall rhythms, soul vocal nods and dusty bass bins Bonjay collects the pieces and gives them a continuity. No sound is lost in their post genre construction. Electronic bass lines drop like dollops of some rich icing. Dance beats squirm and twist under Alanna's hypnotic vocals. Check the new track "Ingenue" if you haven't!
BLUNT CHUNKS https://soundcloud.com/blunt-chunks
Spacey vocals & electronics swirl around you like a settling mist. Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien's voice soars & sways with multiples of itself, filling empty space like a it's a cavernous church. Forlorn guitar notes shake in the cold night, glistening in the moon light. Music to keep close to your heart.
Calgary violinist & singer Foonyap returns to Toronto with her haunting soundscapes and sharp lyrics. Delicate strings hum in a dance with Foon's wavering vocals. Layers of violin sonics mutated and stacked create an otherworldly sense of motion as they balance on top of each other. Building deep songs from scant elements Foonyap uses both her voice and the violin for their subtlety and their raw emotion. Caressing sweet tones before she gives them over to the dissonance. Sweeping swells dripping with royal beauty see Foon mining her classical training, but never trailing too far from her folk intuition.
Singer & electronic musician Maxime Gordon aka Benedicte creates soft almost see through soundscapes, augmented with vocal loops and angular beats. Her vocals melt away like mist burning off in the sun. Piano tones find their way amongst manipulated electronic sounds, warped vocals dance with rewound rhythms. Music from a rift between the planes of reality.
$10 Adv at Circus Books and Music, Cask Music, Rotate This, and Soundscapes.
$12 at the door
Free dinner with adv. ticket!
Feast In The East is made possible through support from the Toronto Arts Council and Wellington Brewery