This concert was pre-recorded at the Cabaret Lion d’Or in Montreal, QC, in April 2021 and was selected for the online edition of Bremen, Germany's jazzahead! festival 2021.
Musicians: Jason Sharp, Kaie Kellough, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Joe Grass, Stefan Schneider, Jahsun, Tawhida Tanya Evanson
FYEAR bridges improvisation and composition, electronic and acoustic instrumentation, language and abstract vocalization, a strident pulse with an expansive sense of freedom. Its mixed-media compositions invoke the urgency of this moment and level a gaze at the future.
FYEAR’s regular contributors are Jason Sharp (electronic sound design, bass and baritone saxophones), Kaie Kellough (text, voice), and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (type and visual design). In this incarnation, that core has expanded to include Joe Grass (Pedal Steel), the drummers Stefan Schneider and Jahsun, and writer and performer Tawhida Tanya Evanson. Together, FYEAR draws us into a contemplation of our struggles, our fictions, and our freedom.
Lyrics provided by FYEAR