- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019
High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
(access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
7-10pm, 18+, $10 cover
Bug Incision and Femme Wave are pleased to present this collaborative bill, closing out this year's edition of the FW festival. The artists - featuring BI regulars such as Reid and Li alongside some exciting newcomers - will present their own short sets, followed by some collaborative groupings:
Shumaila Hemani, wanderingaria,
Jiajia Li, Laura Reid and Jennifer Crighton >>>
Laura Reid (Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, AB)
With 8 years performing in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under her belt and now sitting as the current Artistic Director of the Kensington Sinfonia, Laura Reid is undoubtedly talented and a vital member of the classical music community in town. She is an established classical violinist who is constantly innovating and evolving her sound. No stranger to the neoclassical and experimental compositions; Laura Reid has collaborated with countless local artists and is a frequent player in this very concert series. She joins Femme Wave this year on and off stage for the first-ever Bug Incision co-production.
Wanderingaria (Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, AB)
Wanderingaria creates polarizing compositions that tightrope between luscious ambient soundscapes, and intense pulsating frequencies. They are an incredible circuit bender, who’s skill in deconstructing electronic devices has allowed them to manipulate sound in ways that many people cannot. An amazing contributor to the electronic music scene in Calgary, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity for wanderingaria to unfurl the world around you. https://wanderingaria.bandcamp.com/
Jiajia Li (Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, AB)
Jiajia Li is a renowned chamber flutist who received her Master’s degree in flute performance at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt in Germany. She is currently an instructor at the Mount Royal Conservatory and has joined the sublist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Her expertise in chamber music had proved an asset in a variety of experimental, improvisational collaborations. Jiajia Li recently performed at Sled Island music festival, opening for Justin Wright and Lubomyr Melnyck, and we are always in awe of her ability to manipulate her instrument in order to create beautifully intimate soundscapes. https://twitter.com/jiajiamusic?lang=en
Shumaila Hemani (Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB)
Shumaila Hemani received her Ph.D. in Music from the University of Alberta and is an expert in ethnomusicology with an emphasis on religion. She crosses gender boundaries while singing Pakistani songs of Muslim heritage which are typically performed by men. Her upcoming album is based around the concept of supplication and saint worship. These practices are braced by many religious cultures, yet still resisted by mainstream orthodoxies who deem them as superstitious and illegitimate. Her musical poetry works to decolonize intercultural conversations by resisting cultural essentialism and binary mindsets.
Jennifer Crighton (Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, AB)
Jennifer Crighton is an incredibly talented harpist and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for Femme Wave. She is no stranger to the Bug Incision stage, creating sweeping compositions on the spot with just her harp and a pedal board, others might recognize her from the ever ethereal project Hermitess. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one of Calgary’s finest musicians.
AND >>> some important festival-related notes from Femme Wave:
- All programming and set-times are subject to change
- LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Femme Wave acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
- SAFER SPACES:
Femme Wave is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
AAAAND >>> check out the Femme Wave website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages for more info and festival programming!