8pm, june 25

Solonation - a night of great Toronto solo performances. Five twenty minute sets by five creative Toronto performers - Heidi Chan, Kayla Grant, Aki Takahashi, Nicole Rampersaud and Xuan Ye.

With your ticket(s), you have the choice of either attending the performance or watching in the comfort of your home via a live stream link on youtube (the link will be emailed to you on the morning of the 25th of June - and you can either watch it live or at your pleasure after the event).

Heidi Chan

Heidi Chan is a musician based in Toronto. She plays Asian flutes (Chinese dongxiao, Japanese shinobue), percussion (Japanese taiko drums, percussion, drum kit), and electronics (modular, sampling, computer-based audio processing). She has performed with various Toronto-based groups (Nagata Shachu, The Cliks, Raging Asian Women, Little Pear Garden, Azure River), and has performed internationally with various music, theatre, and dance organizations. She is currently a member of folktronic duo deenzi, experimental folk ensemble Ten Ten, ukulele duo My Bach Has Fleas (in which she plays the bass uke), and continues to seek projects and collaborations that challenge and expand her musical skills and sensitivities. Chan composes electronic music under the name Bachelard, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology at York University.

https://www.facebook.com/mybachhasfleas

Kayla Grant

Kayla Grant

"Kayla was birth born on the of at the very top of. There they feels no and hears no, nor are they ever is it ever it is. But it is divine from that they belong. Seasons for at has these also, each to time, and in over. May without distinction. To of on they slip out of at once and descends. They rejoices in its is like of a and you are to assume because."

Nicole Rampersaud

Nicole Rampersaud

Trumpet Player and Composer, Nicole Rampersaud is frequently sought after for her original and versatile voice in the jazz and improvised music scenes, and is an in demand performer in cities across Canada and the United States. Past and current collaborators read like a who's who of today's leading artists: Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Rakalam Bob Moses, Django Bates, Marilyn Lerner, Joe Morris and Jean Martin, to name a few. She has also performed in some of the most prestigious venues in North America including: New York’s Lincoln Center, Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and Massey Hall in Toronto.

www.nicolerampersaud.com

Aki Takahashi

Aki Takahashi

Aki is a Japanese shamisen player and folk singer who studied traditional folk music in Kyoto. As a soloist she has been invited to give shamisen and vocal performances and workshops across Canada and the US. Aki became a member of Nagata Shachu in 2003 and is the ensemble’s associate artistic director. From 2007 to 2011, she also taught taiko at Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In addition to her solo activities, Aki is the founder of the Japanese folk ensemble ten ten, which has released two CDs of original music and has performed with numerous artists from a variety of other cultural backgrounds and traditions.

http://www.facebook.com/tenten.canada

Xuan Ye

Xuan Ye

Xuan Ye is a Toronto-based artist and performer whose work spans and synthesizes music, performing and visual arts between which the boundaries are ever-blurring. Xuan is techne agnostic in sculpting performances as her definition of (sonic/somatic) experiences morphs to suit multifarious situations and concepts. Many forms are employed as varied as sound improvisation, live art and beyond. Apart from stage appearances, she also composes music and write songs for recording, installation and film. Her works have been performed and exhibited in North America, Europe and China.

http://a.pureapparat.us/music

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