eme gen II a lanca e the music gallery, jan g amm d ennen of nei he a e no land⁺⁺ new version for violin fixed media minia e fo olo iolin⁺⁺ erich barganier: homonym daniel gardner: nervous energy bekah simms: empty etude ae n an illan ecall ⁺ for solo violin cw: flashing lights in video ohan chande GHOST IN THE MACHINE⁺⁺ for violin fixed media amanda be lind la ende oo h⁺⁺ for violin, voice fixed media cw: flashing lights in video and e no e o h o nd i ⁺⁺ for violin fixed media flee fo e ading in ai high a e co e featuring yaz lancaster main vox violins , andrew noseworthy guitar backing vox , connie li violin backing vox , gramm drennen cello , michael ó callaghan trumpets kyle brenn drum set ⁺⁺ indicates world premiere ⁺ indicates canadian premiere “Warm, crunchy, and beautifully heart-wrenching” categorizes the work of interdisciplinary artist Ya Lanca e they them theirs . They are most interested in practices aligned with relational aesthetics the everyday, fragments collage, and anti-oppression. Yaz performs as a violinist, vocalist steel-pannist in a wide variety of settings including DIY indie venues, contemporary chamber music, baroque ensembles. Their work is presented in many different mediums collaborative projects, and often reckons with specific influences ranging from politics of identity liberation to natural phenomena poetics. Yaz has had the privilege to build community in the US, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago--they have created with artists like Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Andy Akiho, Wadada Leo Smith, Contact Contemporary Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet, and Skiffle Steel Orchestra. They are currently working on a record of music for violin voice fixed media; and new music for Contemporaneous Ninth Planet. Yaz holds degrees in violin performance and poetry from New York University where they most recently studied with Cyrus Beroukhim, Robert Honstein, Terrance Hayes. They are currently the visual arts editor of Peach Mag, and an Honorable Mention Mentor at the Luna Composition Lab; among other things. They love chess, horror movies, bubble tea. http: yaz-lancaster.com G amm D ennen h g ammd ennen com Midwest native Gramm Drennen they them is a performer and composer of contemporary music, with a focus on eclectic, experimental, and interdisciplinary works by and with artists from underrepresented and marginalized identities in the arts. Gramm is a founding member of Quintilia along with Yaz! , a modern quintet of composers and performers, with a mixed flexible instrumentation dedicated to improvisation, collaboration, and community. Yaz and Gramm met at a contemporary music festival in , and have been close friends who share a love for hyper pop icon Charli XCX ever since they got stuck on a dirt road in Gramm’s car in The Middle of Nowhere, Vermont. E ich Ba ganie h ba ganie m ic com Erich Barganier he him is a composer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, who currently resides between New York City and Montreal. His work blends elements of violence and absurdity that jar the listener. It is visceral, unrelenting, and captures the grotesque essence of the modern world in which we live. Yaz could be considered an Barganier-scholar; They performed a large number of works with by Erich while they both attended New York University. Daniel Ga dne h dgcom o e com Daniel Gardner he him is a Canadian composer, percussionist and teacher currently based out of London, ON. Daniel is interested in the application of electroacoustics as an analogue for collaborative relationships in performance and how this could ultimately be used to overcome socioeconomic barriers to youth accessing music education. When Yaz and Daniel first met, they shared yummy cauliflower “hot wings.” Bekah Simm h bekah imm com JUNO Award-nominated composer Bekah Simms' she her varied output has been heralded as “cacophonous, jarring, oppressive and totally engrossing!” CBC Music and “tough, even gutsy...with a sure sense of original and vibrant colours” Vancouver Sun . Propelled equally by fascination and terror toward the universe, her work is often filtered through the personal lens of her anxiety, resulting in nervous, messy, and frequently heavy musical landscapes. Yaz and Bekah share many unhinged memes with each other. Ae n San illan h ae n an illan com Aeryn Santillan she they is a composer, guitarist, bassist and label manager whose work is heavily influenced by the DIY punk scene and actively aims to blur the lines between band ensemble and song composition. She performs bass in the NJ-based screamo quartet Massa Nera, and co-founded experimental mathcore duo this place is actually the worst and post-genre DIY label people places records with Andrew Noseworthy. Yaz thinks Aeryn has one of the best smiles ever and is grateful for getting to record violin for Massa Nera and scream guest vocals on tpiatw’s latest single “First Name.” Rohan Chande h ohanchande com Rohan Chander he him is a composer, pianist, tabla player, and producer based in NYC. His work often explores the interstitial space created through a convergence of the hyper-personal and post-digital--calling into question an understanding of social systems, identity politics, and intrapersonal relations. Yaz and Rohan have been close friends for over years and hope to run a program and or festival that somehow involves gecs and JPEGMAFIA. Amanda Be lind h amandabe lind com Amanda Berlind she her is a composer and artist primarily interested in experience and environment. Her work aims to explore, imitate, and manipulate sonic textures from the natural world in an attempt to feel closer to the space that surrounds her . She once worked in an ice cream shop, but it was too cold in there, so now she is a musician. Yaz thought Amanda’s graduation recital at Scholes Street in Brooklyn in was one of the most charming and poignant compositional portraits they’ve seen. And e No e o h h anm iccom o e com The work of composer-guitarist-producer Andrew Noseworthy he him reflects upon the acceptance rejection of “locality,” drawing from experiences living in Labrador West and NYC. His music aims to address the contextual space and dissemination for underrepresented musical voices. Yaz and Andrew constantly tag each other in cute animal photos saying “That’s you!” They went as alt country music icons Lil Nas X and Orville Peck for Halloween last year, and are planning on being imps from Croenenberg film “The Brood” and or Beth Harmon and Benny Watts from “The Queen's Gambit” this year.