Rae Spoon w Respectful Child and Kris Demeanor

Wed. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:00pm MDT
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Rae Spoon w Respectful Child and Kris Demeanor

The King Eddy is pleased to present award-winning non-binary musician and author Rae Spoon on September 12 and 13.

Doors at 7 pm.
Show at 8 pm.

They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board-produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released fifteen albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Music Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.

Rae Spoon’s new LP bodiesofwater comes out on the twentieth anniversary of the first show Spoon ever played, and ten years after the release of their break-out album superioryouareinferior. As a non-binary person, Rae is no stranger to having an identity that doesn’t fit societal and legal structures. Like bodies, water is regulated and increasingly commodified, despite being fundamental to life. On this, Spoon’s ninth album, they explore their common ground and connections with the ocean surrounding their Vancouver Island home.

Due out September 7 via Spoon’s own Coax Records, bodiesofwater was co-produced by Montreal’s Laurie-Anne Torres (Folly & the Hunter, Land of Talk), and recorded with Torres, respectfulchild, and Terri Upton at The Noise Floor Recording Studio on Gabriola Island. Infectious arrangements of drums, ambient violin, synthesizers, and bass guitar carry the listener through ten new songs highlighted by Spoon’s characteristic layered songwriting. Expansive and hopeful, Spoon’s voice acknowledges the complications and complexity of despair while maintaining a genuine sense of hope and connection.

www.raespoon.com

respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is both “electronic” in nature while being acoustically created, building experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.
The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again

www.respectfulchild.com

Kris Demeanor is an award-winning songwriter, poet, theatre and film artist. He’s released seven recordings of original songs, most recently 2006’s Entirely New Beasts, featuring Rae Spoon. Kris was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Calgary (2012-14) and co-edited as his legacy project the book The Calgary Project, a compilation of poetry by Calgary writers.

http://www.krisdemeanor.com/

The entrance to the King Eddy is wheelchair accessible and the accessible washrooms can be reached by elevator. Ask staff for access.

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King Eddy 438 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0R9