April 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New composition from septet led by Kaie Kellough (winner of this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize) and Jason Sharp (Constellation Records) recorded at Montreal’s Lion d’Or venue.
Live streaming on Thursday, April 29 at 6pm MST on the NAC website and FaceBook page, as well as on the Yardbird Suite’s Facebook page. It will air for 24 hours and is free of charge to the public.
This concert has also been selected for the online edition of Bremen, Germany’s jazzahead! festival.
FYEAR bridges improvisation and composition, electronic and acoustic instrumentation, language and abstract vocalization, a strident pulse with an expansive sense of freedom. Its mixed-media compositions invoke the urgency of this moment and level a gaze at the future.
FYEAR’s regular contributors are Jason Sharp (electronic sound design, bass and baritone saxophones), Kaie Kellough (text, voice), and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (type and visual design). In this incarnation, that core has expanded to include Joe Grass (Pedal Steel), the drummers Stefan Schneider and Jahsun, and writer and performer Tawhida Tanya Evanson. Together, FYEAR draws us into a contemplation of our struggles, our fictions, and our freedom.