Everyday Ago begins its physical existence with 3 event dates – evenings of dreamy, contemplative music, where EDA founder Jean Neant / Joni Void and experimental harpist Sarah Pagé, from Montreal, will demonstrate material from newly released projects, in non-traditional venues.
The first date is in the communal sanctuary of Christ’s Church Cathedral, in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 6th, with Blunt Chunks, local wonder who has almost always appeared on Jean’s Hamilton shows. Co-organized with the kind folks over at Fort Elgin.
Followed by Ottawa, on February 7th, at General Assembly / Assemblée Générale, most endearing space held by the nicest people in the city. Cedric Noel will be opening the night with an improvised guitar set.
Finally, Everyday Ago will make its Montreal debut on February 9th, at La Sotterenea – a new repurposing of La Sala Rossa’s basement. A meaningful location for Jean, as his first show ever was in the restaurant, and first album release show was in the venue space, so an appropriate place to begin with this new project. This show will feature another beloved local experimental musician, and label-mate – Jessica Moss. But also the critically underrated and magical N NAO.
Street artist Swarm, who secretly designed Jessica’s cover for Pools Of Light when their stencil appeared on it, will also be creating an installation stage for this show.
• For the occasion, Joni Void releases two remixes of Jessica Moss, and Sarah Pagé, songs from their defining solo albums released last year. By restricting the sampling to the original and a specific sound source – city soundscapes over Jessica’s vocals and violin snippets in Entire Populations, and glass beats accompanying cut-up harp in Stasis, the remixes aim to expand on the cinematic sensibilities and rhythmic possibilities of the original songs.
• N NAO also presents a samplepacks of vocal loops, cut-out from an extensive improvisation session in Jean’s (empty) apartment in December 2017.
• Joni Void introduces the artist mix series –Evereset, with a melancholic selection of personal favorites from 2017, including artists that will feature in Everyday Ago shows.
The design of the posters are a tribute to the cover of Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Ensemble – Dreams, a personal favorite favorite album cover.
Each show is Pay What You Can, with a suggested donation of 10$. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Christ’s Church Cathedral and General Assembly both have accessible entrances. La Sotterenea is located down a flight of stairs, into a narrow corridor.
General Assembly and La Sotterenea both have a limited capacity of 50-70 people, so please arrive early to ensure to have a spot – doors will be closed if capacity reached.