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Mark your calendar from 7pm: two days of online celebration of the local music scene.

Book October 30 and 31 in your agenda: the concerts will be broadcast on our page.

It is possible to make contributions in support of artists.

Free access for all.

As part of our ongoing Connected through Art initiative, PHI invites you to the online Sonication Fest on October 30th and 31st. These two evenings of streamed musical performances revisit this summer’s Sonication programming. From indie pop to hip-hop, afro-beat to art-rock, these rooftop concerts will bring back the live energy, and return us to that shared moment with others. For those who attended this summer, Sonication Fest is a unique opportunity to re-experience the performances of Quebec and Canadian artists, for others it’s an opportunity to discover them for the first time.

Following it up, we’ll have a musical showcase presented by MUTEK.

Friday, October 30

For the past decade, Marie-Pierre Arthur has been one of Quebec’s most beloved and respected artists. After gracing stages across the province and francophone Europe with her first three records, she felt the need to pause and explore new ways to write, play, and sing. Her latest effort, Des feux pour voir, finds Marie-Pierre at her most instinctive, creative, fragile and poignant. The album won two Félix at the Premier Gala de l'ADISQ 2020. Marie-Pierre pushes off the implied limits of her own world, both present and future.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Marie-Pierre Arthur.

8PM
Narcy

His real name is Yassin Alsalman, Narcy is a multidimensional and polymath artist. He is a musician, director, teacher, writer and actor. He currently teaches hip-hop production and rap culture at Concordia University. He tours museums, stages and spaces as Narcy and directs music videos as Yassin. Although he currently resides in Montreal, his heart belongs to Arab culture and his body is firmly anchored to planet earth. Most importantly, he is a father of two children.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Narcy.

Pierre Kwenders fluidly defuses the boundaries between genres, countries and cultures in his inventive approach to Afro sounds, combining Western and African styles in polymorphic grooves enriched by passionate vocals. Born in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, under the name of José Louis Modabi, Pierre Kwenders (the name of his grandfather, which he bears in his homage) sings and rappes in Lingala, French, English, Tshiluba and Kikongo, drawing on the lyrical and aesthetic specificities of each language to generate maximum emotional impact.

Concert presented as part of STREAM ON, a project by MUTEK with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Pierre Kwenders.

Random Recipe celebrate their 10th anniversary with Distractions, a fiercely independent and crowdsourced third album, catalyzed by hundreds of shows played all over the world. Now a trio, the group strongly reaffirm their quirky musical identity with this collection of 8 songs. Random Recipe remain a truly astonishing stage act. Each of the new tracks on the album pays tribute to this love of live performance. With Distractions the trio is sure to keep blowing the roof off venues around the globe.

A presentation of PHI and MURAL as part of Sonication and MURAL Estival 2020.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Random Recipe.

11PM
Boogieman + Samito (visual effects by Danica Olders)

Montreal-based producers Boogieman and Samito collaborate in this electronic duo, crafting a genre they refer to as Kusom; Up-tempo, bass heavy, experimental, analog dance music with high energy Portuguese falsetto vocals that are magically rhythmic and effortlessly melodic.

For this performance, the duo worked with Danica Olders, aka DJ Wasa Bibi who created a unique immersive visual landscape within which their lush sonic experimentations can live.

Musical performance presented by MUTEK.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Boogieman + Samito.

Saturday, October 31

7PM
Hanorah

Hanorah grew up listening to the classic rock and soul sounds her parents loved. She developed an early passion for singers with raspy, powerful voices, such as Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone (to whom she has been compared). In 2012, victim of a sexual assault, she plunges into a state of deep distress. It is by seeking psychological help and reading the testimonies of other survivors that she decides to rush headlong into creation.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Hanorah.

Sarahmée, now a major force on the Quebec rap scene, is making a remarkable comeback with her critically acclaimed second album, Irréversible. In collaboration with rapper Souldia, Sarahmée delivers an album with an assertive message, reinforced by refined flows and skillfully mastered Afro-Latin rhythms. Sarahmée was the first hip-hop artist to be nominated in the category of Newcomer of the Year at the Gala de l'Adisq, and was featured in the opening number of the Gala broadcast live on Radio-Canada television.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Sarahmée.

Not everything appears instantly. Jesse Mac Cormack‘s astonishing debut album arrives unhurried: a work of ardent, kaleidoscopic art-rock that is at once a dazzling premiere and the culmination of a meticulous five-year evolution. Over the course of three EPs – 2014’s Music for the Soul, 2015’s Crush and 2016’s After the Glow – the Montreal native has gathered accolades and refined his vision, nourishing a songwriting that is lavish and undaunted.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Jesse Mac Cormack.

Lydia Képinski channels her expansive energy as a special child into music, learning classical piano and then guitar. Her stubbornness to always do the opposite of what she is told leads her to be noticed in several contests until the launch in 2016 of a soberly named EP and a dazzling victory at the Francouvertes. The following year, it's at the GAMIQ Gala that she distinguished herself by winning the "Revelation of the Year" and "EP of the Year" categories before giving up the ghost in 2018 on Premier Juin.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Lydia Képinski.

11PM
Softcoresoft (visual effects by TiND)

Softcoresoft is a Montreal-based DJ, music producer, radio host and cultural organizer. Her sonic aesthetic fuses acid, hypnotic techno, rave musics and broken beats. She has released on Lobster Theremin, and co-founded the label Humidex. Find her bimonthly radio show Ravelength on N10.AS radio online.

Musical performance presented by MUTEK.

It is possible to make a contribution in support of Softcoresoft.

Photos credits:

Marie-Pierre Arthur: © Arthur Gauthier
Narcy: © Vivien Gaumand
Pierre Kwenders: © Vivien Gaumand
Random Recipe: © J. G. Galipeau
Boogieman + Samito: © Bruno Destombes

Hanorah: © Daniele Tomelleri
Sarahmée: © Vivien Gaumand
Jesse Mac Cormack: © Charlotte Guirestante Ghomeshi
Lydia Képinski: © Daniele Tomelleri
Softcoresoft: © Bruno Destombes

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