Fri, Sep 15|
Yellowhouse Art Centre
The R. Mason, What's the point?
Hosting R. Mason on Friday Sept 15 for a workshop + concert!
Time & Location
Sep 15, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 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.
Textured vocal tones with classically influenced electronic keys, gritty atmospheric guitar, and attractive beats, pulling from the need to connect with the intimacy of life, and all it’s complications. Vocally, think Stevie Nicks. Tori Amos or Kate Bush. r.mason have 3 new singles set to be released on Surkeus Records in 2023. They are hitting the festival circuit with their new music in the summer months, followed by a tour of BC in the Fall. They made 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."
This event is being held on the shared and unceded traditional territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation, on what is now known as Galiano Island.
We are grateful to Province of BC, BC Arts Council, CRD Arts and Culture and Galiano Parks and Recreation for their generous support.
R. Mason Concert
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