Freida Abtan (CA)
This multi-disciplined artist and composer from Montreal (but currently based in Rhode Island) magically brings together music concrète with more contemporary sounds and a modern experimental aesthetic. Inspired by dreams and her fascination for imaginary spaces and abstract atmospheres, Freida Abtan composes extraordinary ethereal soundscapes built around successive layers of digitally transformed samples that weave in and out of each other. Her blossoming reputation and flamboyant nature led to an invitation to create visual shows for and collaborate with legendary British outfit Nurse With Wound. She has showcased her idiosyncratic visual and musical approach with performances across North America and most recently Turkey.