Thursday, January 14, 2016

Recording: FIN

Artist: FIN

Song: Daughters

Recorded at Katzman Contemporary (Channel no. 2: Reality), January 13, 2016.

FIN - Daughters

This five-night series, curated by Brett Despotovich, is bringing Toronto's experimental music scenes into a gallery space — both to allow some considered listening and to enable a series of large-scale visual collaborations. (This night drew inspiration from the morass of so-called "reality" television.) Besides the well-chosen music, this will also be an introduction for many to a rather lovely space — gallery culture, which tends to stay one step ahead of gentrification in the search for affordable spaces, has now seeped up to Carleton Village. So this week, hop on the Symington bus and go check out some cool collaborations.

It was a treat to hear currently-expatriated Rebecca "Fin" Simonetti's dark-edged pop songs again — and even moreso with the vibe enhanced by Bee Rieger's ace VHS-ified video work, bright colours saturating bursts of static. Simonetti had also brought a couple of her cool/menacing fabric works to hang in the gallery for the night, bad-girl leather jackets repurposed with scenes sewn in her delicate needlework.

[Channel's run at Katzman Contemporary continues through Saturday, with cool musicians using the space to collaborate with the visualisations in different ways.]

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