Merganzer is an experimental music project by Mika Posen, an Ottawa-based violinist and composer.
Sights & Sounds
Dylan Black is all about Ottawa. His dedication to our community has been recognized with numerous awards including The Max Keeping Humanitarian Award and the Mayor’s City Builder Award. Dylan devotes countless hours to charity with a goal of attending 365 events each year. He tells us about his pandemic days on this edition of Talking Albums.
Two hours of fresh local music. Updated weekly by apt613.ca music writers.
Back in the 613 and bursting with music ideas, Sonny Aiken joins Talking Albums to tell us about his “stay-at-home” days following his world travel.
Rhonda Doxtator is a pow wow dancer from the turtle clan of Oneida nation. Here, Rhonda talks about working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, finding cause for celebration beyond Canada’s devastating history of colonization, and art as medicine.
It feels like we’ve been dropped in the middle of a summer heatwave so this weekend is all about finding safe ways to stay cool.
Filmed on-site in safe physical distancing conditions, these 3-minute IGTV videos cover hot topics in Ottawa history like Bytown’s favourite drink and how Bytown was “rebranded” as Ottawa.
On this edition of Talking Albums, we’re going down the road with Ottawa singer, songwriter, and performer John Carroll.
Music from Ottawa; and happening in Ottawa. Updated weekly by apt613.ca music writers.
Heather Gibson, Executive Producer of Popular Music and Variety at the NAC, tells us about the music she’s listening to and how she and her team addressed the sudden COVID-19 shutdown.
Ottawa-based children’s musician Jeremy Fisher, who performs as Jeremy Fisher Junior, is doing Saturday concerts on Facebook Live during the COVID-19 pandemic. His 30-minute Saturday Morning Specials take place every Saturday at 11am ET until mid-June.
Skeleton Key Theatre produces original Canadian work that creates an immersive theatrical experience outside of traditional theatre spaces. Artistic Director Kate Smith shares her love of imaginary worlds and the “limitless” potential for creative collaboration during COVID-19.
The Ottawa-made podcast has recorded more than 50 episodes.
It may not be new, but it’s new to us. We came across this delightful, vintage film on the r/ottawa subreddit.
Valois is known for its eclectic glam rock, built around three-part harmonies, jangly guitar, and layered synths, and for their high-energy live shows. They’ve performed at Megaphono and Marvest and opened for Dent May, Monowhales, and Nyssa. Here’s what they’re listening to during the pandemic.