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Discussions in Navigating Genre as Art Creators and Consumers
Discussions in Navigating Genre as Art Creators and Consumers

Fri, Jun 07

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Alt Hotel

Discussions in Navigating Genre as Art Creators and Consumers

LV14 Panel Series presents Discussions in Navigating Genre as Art Creators and Consumers at The Alt Hotel (Cyan Room).

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Alt Hotel, 125 Water St, St. John's, NL A1C 5X4, Canada

About the event

LV14 Panel Series presents Discussions in Navigating Genre as Art Creators and Consumers at The Alt Hotel (Cyan Room).

4PM / FREE / All Ages

Panelists: Kyle Cunjak, Martyn Bootyspoon, Tashiina Buswa Waub Rice

Record shops and bookstores have long existed with a layout where bins and shelves of products are organized into multiple genre-centric categories. Today, a digital hyper-layout of thousands of algorithmically-curated playlists are readily accessible across streaming platforms. When artists create and release content, there may be a pressure to have something to say when someone asks “how do you describe your work?” “which genres do you draw from?”. In an age where outside sources have begun to play more substantial roles in categorizing art, are the notions of autonomy and identity through genre being changed and challenged? And what does genre even mean? This talk aims to shed light on these types of questions and will feature panelists from diverse arts backgrounds including label ownership and management, DJing and production, band leadership, and literature.

Moderator Bio: Jack Etchegary is a freelance musician from St. John’s, NL. He has been actively involved in the St. John’s arts community as a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO), the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble (QVE), as well as several local bands. As a conductor, he has worked with several groups including the NSO, QVE, the MUN Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, the MUN Festival Choir and Chamber Choir, the Gower Community Band, and the St. John’s Gay Men’s Chorus. Jack’s work as an arranger has included arrangements for the NSO, QVE and Tim Baker with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. As a drummer with Soap Opera and guitarist with Property, Jack has performed across Newfoundland and Eastern Canada including appearances at Sound Symposium, Lawyna Vawnya, POP Montreal, NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, Kazoo! Fest, Flourish Festival, MusicNL Week and the East Coast Music Awards. Most recently, he has been playing drums for Len O’Neill, Andrew Smith, Kelly McMichael and Nico Paulo. Jack holds a Masters of Music in conducting (2022) and a Bachelors of Music in composition (2018) from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, and is currently completing an MA in Music Theory at the University of Western Ontario.

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