curators/organizers/ et al.
based in Vancouver, BC, Canada
on unceded Coast Salish, Musqueam,
Squamish, Sto:lo and Tsleil-Waututh territories
play_arrow 1. What if the Music is Bad? Tom Whalen is a local artist and musician who currently performs as Tommy Tone and runs a tape label with Rob Ondzik called Smooth Effects. We sit down to discuss various topics around the popularization of EDM, the notion of performance within electronic music, and the effectiveness of humour as a strategy of critique. Tom has prolifically organized, performed in and spearheaded various musical projects in Vancouver and recently in Koenji, Japan. We will discuss the politics informing the DIY sensibilities and communities in Vancouver and Koenji, Japan, where he spent his past year organizing shows.MORE
play_arrow 2. Landscape of the Less Familiar Yu Su is a producer, collector and DJ based in Vancouver but originally from Kaifeng, China. Her music moves freely between the reflection of her cultural heritage and the landscape of the less familiar Pacific Northwest. Her collaborative project You’re Me (with Scott Gailey) further examines this approach and is critically acclaimed as a successful combination of musical composition and environmental studies. We catch up on her musical influences, classical piano training, learning curves, musings on the genre of ambient music and speaking out.MORE
play_arrow 3. On Sounds at Sunset and More This episode is a conversation with artist, musician and organizer Soledad Muñoz and also an introduction to three of her studio mates, collaborators, friends and other local producers Benita Prado (Prado), Nissrine Sekkat (Nvrsine) and Samira Warsame. Recorded in two parts, on a walk from Mount Pleasant to their Chinatown studio and in the green room of the Western Front, we discuss the energy of WOC bonding and their collective projects that strive to provide visibility, resources, inclusiveness and safety for a more diverse club scene and cultural landscape in Vancouver at large.MORE