SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 @ GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 5B FAIRMONT AVE. - 15h45
Born in Calgary, FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist with an incomparable sound. Her latest solo release 'Palimpsest' is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood. A haunting and challenging experimental-folk album, it has “a signature sound that alternates between vibrating lullabies and primordial heart-explosions,” (Discorder), drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa. Described by CBC as “a stunning, colossal work that’s as disconcerting as it is captivating” the album was named #6 in the 2016 Top 30 Albums of The Year by the Toronto Star.