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Fri, Sep 15


Yellowhouse Art Centre

R. Mason Workshop

Workshop / Presentation with all ages 7+

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R. Mason Workshop
R. Mason Workshop

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0, Canada

About The Event


texture, tension, release, repeat.

r.mason is singer-instrumentalist Rebecca Barritt, guitar player Jonathan Blokmanis, bass player Aaron Blair, and drummer Miles Fuller. r.mason filters soulful songwriting through explorative moods to cook up a project textured with paradox: lightness and tension, desperation and transcendence. Rebecca has been writing songs since she learned to carry a note at age 4; ever since, music has been her second language and the only constant in her life. She would sit for hours in front of her Sony tape deck, recording songs a cappella until she realized – having begun her formal music training on the violin – that she could learn an instrument to accompany herself. She began teaching herself guitar, then piano – all in service of the cathartic songwriting that helped her make sense of a churning world. Rebecca is driven by a need to understand life’s heartbeat, transforming ineffable experiences and vulnerable emotions into sound. Her songwriting has been shaped by childhood echoes of church music; passion writers like Bob Dylan, Josh Ritter and Kathleen Edwards; singers like Lana Del Ray, Nina Simone and Norah Jones; duos like Angus and Julia Stone; and composers like Eric Satie.

The multidisciplinary workshop is about a film about the connection between music and mental health, called ‘What’s The Point?’, which draws from frontwoman Rebeccca Mason’s own experience of life with a debilitating anxiety disorder, which will also premier later in 2023.

All ages 7+ welcome

2-4 pm Friday Sept 15

$15 admission


  • R. Mason Workshop

    All ages (7+) workshop with guest artist R.Mason

  • R. Mason Workshop

    All ages (7+) workshop with guest artist R.Mason




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