We recently released Episode 1 and 2 of our Audio Comic that promotes arts and culture from across Canada. A HUGE part of this multimedia comic is the artwork that is done by various local artist. Our Audio Assault for this past week was to play some songs in dedication to our Episode 1 and 2 artists.
I’m not sure why we decided to do Batman voices in their honour but we did.
Artist for Episode 1:
Alex Palczewski is a local Waterloo artist who recently wrote a children’s book called “The Princess of Lost Things”. Her visual art is mainly done using oil paints and water colours. Find more art from Alex here: http://fated—to—pretend.tumblr.com/
Artist for Episode 2:
At the time of creation, Sophia Westrop was a local High-school student who was interested in getting involved with the comic. Find more of her artwork here: http://the-art-of-brainwash.tumblr.com
Check out both of their artwork here in Episode 2:
Peter Seemann from www.grassrootspa.ca is our guest for this episode. He works to connect the policy needs of groups, to governments. His connections with agriculture are personal, and professional. Peter brought a great variety of tunes and genres for us to play.
Neil Currie visits our studio today. Neil is the general manager at www.ofa.on.ca He is an important part of that agricultural link from field to plate. Neil brought along familiar and eclectic tunes for us to enjoy.
Last night on the SoundFM program “Electrifying Sessions”, DJ Jeff E Jeff released Season 2 Episode 2: Interrogations from the series “The Electrifying Adventures of DJ Jeff E Jeff”. This episodes is the 10th installment in the series. Artwork for this episode was created by Sophia Westrop.
Waylaid is a solo project by Matthew Ariaratnam. After four years of studying music at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had songs piling up in the ‘vault’ so he decided it was finally time to share them. Matthew Ariaratnam is a singer/songwriter, composer, improviser, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist studying classical guitar and composition at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been nominated for two “Album of the Year” awards from CHRW (Western University’s Radio Station) and a Jack Richardson Award for folk/roots band. His music has been heard on CBC radio and college campuses across Canada. He is currently involved in Sweet Pieces (impromptu/electronic/loops) and his main project Waylaid. Through collaborating with chamber musicians at Wilfrid Laurier University, Matthew is crafting a selection of songs with cello, violin, guitar, bass, and drums. He is releasing a single and music video this winter. Recording with Simon Larochette (Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, Whipping Wind) at the Sugar Shack and Mastering with Andy Magoffin (Raised by Swans, Jim Guthrie, Two-Minute Miracles) at the House of Miracles. Members: Matthew Ariaratnam–Guitars and Vocals
JP–Violin and Whistles
Jon–Cello and Whistles
Jeff–Bass and Everything
Aneeq–Drums and Percussion
I had Waylaid in the studio to chat about their music. Here’s is another group of talented classically trained musicians who play in many
other local bands including Onion House, Sweet Pieces, and several more local music projects. For more info and upcoming shows go to http://www.waylaidmusic.com/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thewaylaid?fref=ts. And congrats to Matt! Next year he’s headed to Simon Fraser University In B.C. to pursue his Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinery Studies. Play on! Coral FM.
Watch for Waylaid and member Aneeq Kals at Sound FM Live – Locally Grown Summer Series coming Sat June 13 to The Button Factory – presented by Sound FM and Coral Concerts. – Cheers Coral FM
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Midway Music: Hamilton’s Lee Reed with the tune No Kanada