Music is a huge part of Future Ecologies. We’ve had the pleasure of showcasing some fantastic musicians, and we’d love you to hear more of their work. Find your next favourite artist, or submit music of your own below.
Leave is the indie-rock music project of Emma Citrine, David Knights Cowling, Nicole Gilley, and Bryan Michael. Mavens of melancholy reverberations, and lovers of lyrical expression, Leave is an exploration of powerful voices, infectious melodies, and endlessly compelling stories.
Hildegard’s Ghost exists in the realm of the unusual, collecting and disseminating curious sounds at a moment's notice. Each tune a story, they implore you to look into their created ethereal worlds, a marriage of electro-acoustic jazz tinged compositions and improvisations.
Featured on Episode 2.1
Spencer is a Vancouver based musician who releases solo work and commissioned instrumentals under his given name, PORTBOU, and blue mirror. He is a percussionist, baritone choral singer, and ambient musician (mostly piano and field recordings with added effects). Spencer is also one third of the trio Miss Langley whose music can be heard in Bri Proke’s film Shark Week.
The way Kieran Fearing sings and plays piano will break your heart. Mix equal parts scorned lover at the jazz bar & 3AM wanderings in a dimly lit city, add some time to reflect, plus a dash of glitch production by Jonathan Scherk, and the result is the mournful electro-accoustic classic “Repreive”.
Leucrocuta is an electronic music producer and performer living in Toronto. Her music plays in the spaces between synth-pop, post-industrial, ambient, techno. Sleepless and obsessed by post-apocalyptic science fiction, in 2017 she released her debut EP, “when all the animals are dead.” Alone with her machines, she comforted herself with broken sonic sketches and alien landscapes, and in February 2019, she released a full-length experimental electronic album “exorcizes in loneliness” on Lost Angles, a vaporwave cassette label (NOW! Magazine's Best Music of the Week).
Brock James Mayer is an artist and musician working out of Vancouver under their given name and the moniker Valsi. They attempt to offer up sound experiences and the opportunity for an engagement with sound that may find a space between the austerity of the history of melody, harmony and counterpoint, and what could be considered the esoteric qualities of the evocation of sound.
Spesh Pep is a collaborative effort between three singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalists who play a unique style of music described by Adam Huggins as "psychedelic funk-punk". Formed in 2012, Spesh Pep has kept a low-profile but gained a loyal following among those impressed by their instrumental prowess and tight knee-jerk compositions. Spesh Pep released their debut album “Weird Bodied Dancers” in 2014. Followed by 2018's “Like A Volcano”. They continue to record and perform in their homeland of Vancouver.
Mendel and Adam were introduced to the meditative, playful, and at times haunting cello improvisations of William Benton Hamilton entirely by chance at at the Maitreya eco-village in Eugene, Oregon. Ben stopped in to jam with some of the resident musicians, and the Future Ecologies duo was enrapt for hours. Any opportunity to be absorbed into Ben’s melodic reverie is not to be missed.
Sean Parker aka Cat Can Do aka Only Wolf is a dyed-in-the-wool analog synthesizer fiend. A musical autodidact, Sean is guided by an exploration of process: wiring and rewiring – drawing texture, melody, and rhythm from the gossip between machines.
Sunfish Moon Light (aka Adam Huggins) composes music for practically every episode of Future Ecologies, as well as his own special blend of electric dream folk. When he's not producing a podcast, or composing music, he works as a restoration co-ordinator for a small gulf island conservancy.
Selu Herraiz is the director and curator of SONORA Experimental Music School (Murcia, Spain). As an artist, he analyzes the relations between Space-time, Memory and Identity, working with bodies, sounds, spaces and images in a transdisciplinary research. He combines his personal investigation with designing educational experiences and community projects. Combining noises, samples, field recordings and voices from the other side, it [Lilith’21] creates a direct channel to get in contact with the outer space.
Featured on the Meet Your Fungal Associates minisodes.
Luke and Charissa Garrigus are an Indianapolis-based, husband and wife contemporary art music duo. Much of their work is influenced by the natural world, and they hope to begin using their music to aid in conservation efforts and awareness. They are also the very first musicians to reach out to Future Ecologies.
Featured on Episode 2.3
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