We hope you’ll join us for this amazing Third Space member-lead initiative. Proud to partner with our friends, Local 107.3fm, Five and Dime and Extra Final to present an evening of experimental sounds and musical offerings. Follow the event page for updates and insights!
Wednesday, July 18
Five and Dime 8PM $8
The municipality of Saint John is located on unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy First Nations.
FOONYAP: ‘FOONYAP’s musical aspirations emerged in a dark world, permeated by rigid structures and exceptionally high standards; a world she could never fully accept but was ultimately forced to navigate… Largely exposed to only influences of classical music studies, Catholicism and traditional Chinese culture, FOONYAP spent years facing off against feelings of oppression, patriarchy, judgement and struggles with conformity, alongside a desperate longing for acceptance and understanding… FOONYAP’s music is a deeply raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery. What it means to not only accept but to love oneself, to engage in the incredibly challenging experience of letting go of all the past’s preconceptions, to create a new space for learning and understanding. These are some of the complex themes captured in FOONYAP’s boldly individual compositions.’ www.foonyap.com
BUDI: ‘Dourado’s solo project BUDI embodies a volatile, different-every-time ethos that’s more about Dourado’s own innate impulses than working within a reified soundworld or adopting a character. Tellingly, the name is a term of endearment his mother has used for him since his birth, a fact that reinforces the project’s playful drive toward innocence. Impish silliness is a welcome part of the exploration, but the work emerges from utmost sincerity. “BUDI is a way to engage with my values: being direct, sharing the joyfulness of music with everyone, exploring and incorporating sounds inspired by the music of the world,” he notes. “It’s an homage to my ancestors in every way.” A collagist by nature, Dourado weaves together samples from his favourite music, over which he sings, plays, or does whatever else strikes him in the moment.’ Musicworks Magazine
TERRE WA: Terre Wa is a free improv trio made up of synthesists Erin Goodine and Indigo Poirier, and cellist Emily Kennedy, based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Terre Wa founded and stems from Connexion Artist Run Centre‘s collaborative Sunday Music Spa, ‘an ambient electronic music session open to all women, femme and non-binary people… to create a space where people can learn about synthesizers and sound design, as well as feel comfortable to experiment and improvise in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere.’)
This event is a member-lead initiative. Third Space’s membership is a generous, diverse and ever-changing group of artists and art-supporters. All membership fees go towards funding ongoing artist-run initiatives in our favorite foggy city.
Memberships can be renewed online @ thirdspacegallery.ca, in-person or via mail.