Elgin County resident Jennifer Castle discusses her life, work, and new album, Angels of Death. Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Humber College’s online Music Composition course, and Planet of Sound.
Saltland is the moniker of composer and cellist Rebecca Foon who calls Montreal, Quebec home. A former member of A Silver Mt. Zion and currently in Esmerine, Foon has just released, A Common Truth, her second album as Saltland, and a lovely, stirring album released by Constellation Records on March 31, 2017. Rebecca and I recently had a chat about her yoga practice and perceptions of mental health, climate change and the actions of people who acknowledge and deny its impact on Earth, her role in co-organizing the successful and star-studded Pathway to Paris concerts for climate justice, Flea and Warren Ellis, her own music, and much more. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.
Shary Boyle is a tremendously gifted and world-renowned Canadian visual artist who calls Toronto home. While it isn’t easy to describe the full breadth of her work, it’s fair to say she has spent a great deal of time exploring the figure, inspired by her concerns about and interest in class and gender injustice. She has examined a range of psychological and emotional states via sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, performance, and handmade craft to create a singular body of work. Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and on Saturday April 11 between 2:00 and 5:00 PM at Boarding House Arts / Capacity 3 Gallery (6 Dublin St. N), in Guelph, Kazoo! Fest is holding a reception for Boyle’s film, Silent Dedication. Here Shary and I discuss yoga, the Venice Biennale, international recognition for a Canadian artist, growing up in Scarborough, discovering hardcore punk, originality, music and art, making money, why art is not valued highly enough in Canada, Music for Silence and The Silent Dedication, Christine Fellows and her song “Credo, White Silence,” and that was it.
Related links: sharyboyle.com vishkhanna.com