Kazoo! Fest & Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph Present:
Calgary violinist & singer Foonyap returns to Guelph with her haunting soundscapes and sharp lyrics. Delicate strings hum in a dance with Foon’s wavering vocals. Layers of violin sonics mutated and stacked create an otherworldly sense of motion as they balance on top of each other. Building deep songs from scant elements Foonyap uses both her voice and the violin for their subtlety and their raw emotion. Caressing sweet tones before she gives them over to the dissonance. Sweeping swells dripping with royal beauty see Foon mining her classical training, but never trailing too far from her folk intuition. Local dancers Dianne Chapitis and Peter Skoggard will be joining Foonyap for the world premiere of a collaborative dance piece.
L CON is the ever-evolving avant-pop project of songwriter and sonic adventurer Lisa Conway. Her recordings have been described as “ethereal, minimalist, experimental, unnerving…and downright elegant” (AUX), with the Toronto Star claiming, “Conway is bound for greatness, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.” A frequent collaborator with a thirst for knowledge, Conway has worked with filmmakers, dancers, and performance artists, and completed creative residencies from Eastern Canada to Southern France. Her newest collection of songs – Insecurities in Being – will be released in 2018, and she’s currently joined live by members of the Jim Guthrie band, Andy Shauf’s live band, and the Skeletones Four.
Brothers Brewery is a physically accessible venue.