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Curated by producer and musician Lido Pimienta, Womxn Pedalling is a new performance, workshop and gathering series showcasing womxn in music. The series explores the use of loopers and pedal stations as core tools for music composition and performance.
The first instalment kicks off at the Gladstone Hotel on April 28th.
Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance.
Limited tickets will be available at the door for $15.
Doors at 9pm.
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/497432010447429/
Alissa Vox RAW creates rich tapestries of sound from a multitude of interlocking harmonic parts looped live and interwoven together to create full music beds. Nostalgic traces of old school soul and doo-wop are laced with an indie-electronic and subtly eerie contemporary twist and reinterpreted through new technologies. A variety of other instruments (i.e. mbira, guitar, synth, and live and digital percussion) are also sometimes used and expressed in new ways to create a unique sound that is both edgy and ethereal.
New Chance is the musical project of multidisciplinary Toronto artist, Victoria Cheong. Using sampler, sequencers, loops, and voice she creates expansive sounds and songs, suitable for dance floor deep listening. Her work in music includes DJing, remixing and collaborative work in contemporary dance. She also performs with Jennifer Castle and Isla Craig in the vocal improvisational trio, IC/JC/VC and she co-curates the Toronto label Healing Power Records with Wolfgang Nessel.
Kira May is an experimental pop vocal loop artist from Toronto. 2016 will be an exciting year for this project; Kira has been hard at work recording her first full-length record with the wonderful Sandro Perri, with special guest appearances from Charles Tilden (Delta Will), Steven Foster (Omhouse) and 2016 Juno nominee Tara Kannangara (Tara Kannangara Group). The first single is slotted for release in the summer of 2016 and will be the project’s first release since 2014’s Health EP. At a live Kira May show audiences can expect to hear layers of emotive vocals, hypnotic melodies, and mesmerizing, dense textures that will lull you into a dreamlike state.
Witch Prophet is the hypnotizing musical project of queer, Toronto based Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer/songwriter Ayo Leilani. She is the Founder and Co-Director of music and multimedia collective 88 Days Of Fortune (2009 – Present) and a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, Above Top Secret (fka Abstract Random) (2010 – Present). As the Founder and Co-Director of 88 Days of Fortune she has helped organize, host and sustain an artistically diverse, bimonthly showcase of local and international talent since 2009. She is currently working on her debut full length album titled “The Golden Octave”, mixtape titled “H.P.B / D.N.A ACTIVATION” along with a new album from her band Above Top Secret all due out in 2016.
WOMXN PEDALLING is proud to introduce Roland Canada as our official sponsor. Senior Product Manager at Roland Canada Ltd, Lyle Crilly and a few of his partners will be present at the event and introduce a brand new Roland product to our audience.
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.