Echo Beach harnesses emotional darkness in layers of somber drones, harsh analog synths and soft vocals, creating introspective ambient music to transport the mind through storm clouds and peaceful skies.
Julie Matson's multi-textured, feminist-informed experiments in the aural relationships of difficulty, language and beauty have lead to several solo projects and numerous collaborations. Along with Echo Beach, she is a touring member of group Thor and Friends, performs harsh noise on minimal gear under the moniker AB/7A and is one of several members of live electroacoustic band Les Fillesharmoniques, made up entirely of female and non-binary musicians. Her sound art practice uses sound as a political instrument, combining technology, performative gesture and emotional intention to engage through audio. She also crafts documentary film scores and sound design for art installations, hosts a radio show on CJLO and leads sessions in DIY noise making and women in music history, as well as workshops for Rock Camp for Girls Montréal. Brad Lynham, also known as Aitso, films footage-heavy processes and loops film and computer generated material to create sublime live visuals to accentuate live music. He's collaborated with musicians Adam Torres, CMD, Rae Spoon, Thor and Friends and others.
In the appropriately intimate shadows of the Hydro-Québec Studio, Echo Beach presents the world premier of new ambient audiovisual work called Education Science / Nature.