Sound / Tracks


Sound / Tracks

Sound/Tracks is a project is to bring together 7 Indigenous Artists (4 Musicians and 3 Media Artists), and to provide them a space where they can work together in creative teams to create new collaborative works. Going beyond the confines of conventional music videos and short films, each of the four creative teams will create a "Sound/Track" that will attempt to expand the limits of what live music with video can be, and redefine the very idea of the film soundtrack.   Held in Partnership with SAW Video Media Art Centre.

Artist Teams:

Craig Commanda + Brian Wallin

Niishzhoowe + Barry Takawgak

Larissa Desrosiers + Edgar Hernandez

@ Club SAW

(67 Nicholas St.)


6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Brian Wallin is a prolific Ottawa-based Anishinaabe musician.  Over the years he has performed in many bands, most notably psychedelic indie-pop band “How Far To Mexico”, as well as new wave, punk, and indy-rock outfit Ethnotechnique.

Craig Commanda is an Anishnabe musician and filmmaker from Kitigan Zibi First Nation. He is a VJ, plays guitar and bass, and scores the music to his own films as well as for other film projects and collaborations. Over the years he has produced a number of films with Wapikoni Mobile.

Niishzhoowe mean "two voices" in Anishnaabemowin, and they are a married musical duo.  Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis is Metis from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement in Alberta, and Josh Lewis is Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Barry Takawgak was born and raised in Mittimatalik  (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.  He is a 20-year-old artist and musician who has been dabbling in photography for the past 2 years, and more recently has begun delving into the field of video-making.

Edgar Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist motivated by the connection between nature, humanity and mental health. He is a Guatemalan born artist who is currently based in Ottawa, Canada. He obtained a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and received the sculpture prize for his unique Grad show piece. Passionate about arts, languages, digital technologies and design, he holds a diploma in graphic computing from La Cité. He is also a recipient of the Indigenous Voices Mentorship Program from the SAW Video Media Art Centre.

Larissa Desrosiers is an emerging Anishinaabekwe Singer/Songwriter from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty #3 Territory. Her music is a blend of folk-inspired styles, Indigenous issues and life experiences through her stories in song. She is patiently anticipating her graduation at Carleton University for her Bachelor of Honours in Music, minor in Indigenous Studies. Until then, she is working, gigging and selling her beadwork, @bangishimonbeadwork.

Video Documentation of our 2018 Sound / Tracks Program:

• $20 advance tickets ($25 at the door)*

*Includes admission to Sound/Tracks, Music Showcase, 2-Spirit Ball, & After-Party

• Free entrance w/ Delegate Pass or All Access Festival Pass

• Free bus from EBA to Artscourt at 5:00pm

• Cash Bar

Special Thanks to SAW Video for partnering and supporting our Sound / Tracks event: