Thanks to Jeremy Young of Sontag Shogun for contacting us. We were (are) thrilled to have had these three fabulous guys be part of our birthday month celebrating two years on Gerrard St. E
It was a great (Easter) Sunday evening- if you get a chance to check them out, check them out!!
SONTAG SHOGUN (Brooklyn, NY) is an ambient, electronic piano trio comprised of Jeremy Young, Jesse Perlstein & Ian Temple. Pooling their influences from modern classical, improvised and ambient musical spheres, they create long-form shape-shifting compositions that are at times lush and melodic, as well as textural and unpredictable. They have improvised with artists as diverse as Matana Roberts, Tom Carter, Aki Onda as well as a collective of Japanese contemporary video artists. Sontag Shogun performs alongside black and white video-loop collages from films and archival footage, embracing the evocative and emotive nature of their melodic textures. They make music to dream away to, or from.
The featured a special performance of Quartet For 5 Paint Brushes" by Jeremy Young. An interpretational work for 4-person ensemble playing 5 unamplified paint brushes.
GAS presents WHITNEY FRENCH AND SHENIZ JANMOHAMED: An Evening of Spoken Word
Saturday April 5th, 2014
Whitney & Sheniz put on a stellar performance. We expect they will be back soon. Stay tuned.... Thanks to Scott Fraser for putting us in touch with Whitney & Sheniz.
WHITNEY FRENCH is a writer based in the Toronto area. Her writing interests include character-driven fiction, children’s literature, screenwriting, poetry, speculative fiction and essaying. She recently graduated from Concordia University for Creative Writing and Child Psychology and works as a freelance writer.
SHENIZ JANMOHOMED is a poet, author, spoken word artist and freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph, Sheniz has been mentored by authors Dionne Brand, Kuldip Gill and Janice Kulyk Keefer. Sheniz is also the founder of Ignite Poets, a spoken word initiative with an emphasis on collaboration, innovation and social awareness. Ignite’s latest venture is the Sufi Poets Series, which aims to revive the words of ancient sufi poets through musical and literary collaborations.