Ziibiwan “Giizis” Album Release + Phedre + Melody McKiver
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ziibiwan will not be performing tonight. The concert will proceed with sets by Melody McKiver and Phedre. Giizis will be available online at a later date. Our love and support go out to Ziibiwan at this time.
The Music Gallery presents
Phedre + Melody McKiver
$15 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, Members
add $5 to your ticket for a download code for Giizis
Anishinaabe experimental-electronic producer Ziibiwan has travelled a long road in just a few short years. Whether in their own music or in DJ sets, their spacious rhythmscapes evoke tranquility, the natural world and wisdom from elder generations within modern contexts. For their much-anticipated debut album release Giizis, Ziibiwan has gathered a few of their close allies to celebrate the occasion.
Some of Toronto’s most brilliantly experimental pop comes from Phedre. Their richly-textured compositions have grown into instrumental sets of high-bpm rhythmic soundscapes, performed live using sequencers and synthesizers. The ever-changing bass-heavy sets pay tribute to club, breakbeat, jungle and techno, while maintaining Phèdre’s own unique sense of musical beat exploration.
Melody McKiver has worked with Ziibiwan for a number of years and is no stranger to the MG, having last appeared on our stage alongside Lido Pimienta six years ago. Melody’s musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. Their debut EP Reckoning was nominated for an Indigenous Music Award, and they were a participant in the Banff Centre for the Arts’ inaugural Indigenous Classical Music Gathering. Melody is involved in their community as a mentor with the Indigenous Music Mentorship Program, and is employed as a youth worker in Sioux Lookout, providing mental health and cultural supports to First Nations students.
Unfortunately, 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). We are working as quickly as possible with 918 Bathurst to make the building accessible for all.