Emergents: Matthew Cardinal + Yolande Laroche

Concert , Multimedia in Emergents Series

Melding together exploratory electronics and dreamlike visuals, artists Matthew Cardinal and Yolande Laroche present an evening of immersive ambient sound.

The second show in this year’s Emergents series invites us to dream together, and immerse ourselves in sound.

Known for an expansive solo practice as well as his work in Polaris- and JUNO-nominated trio nêhiyawak, amiskwaciy/Edmonton’s Matthew Cardinal joins the Music Gallery with an exploratory set on modular synthesizer and other electronics. Video artist Stephanie Kuse brings the sound to life, with soft visuals inspired by Cardinal’s nighttime flash photography.

Opening the evening is clarinetist, keyboardist and vocalist Yolande Laroche. Active in Ottawa-based groups Pony Girl and mal/aimé and solo project Orchidae, Laroche brings their signature experimental-chamber sound to the Music Gallery for the first time, with a new set of reflective music and projected visuals.

Part of the Emergents series, curated by Sara Constant.


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918 Bathurst, is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). This event will have projected visuals, includes amplified sound and will not include additional scents.

We will have ear plugs, sunglasses, and a ‘therapeutic room’ for those that need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to david@musicgallery.org


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