"I started coming to the studio with less worked-out pieces, and eventually with nothing at all. I would just start working with that thing, “the studio,” as the instrument.
There is nothing outside of this process. This process called recording is the creative process. We don’t have the canvas standing in front of any landscape, you are going to make the landscape here and now."
(Halifax, NS) In 1946 Viola Desmond was jailed over one cent of sales tax for defying racist policies. In 2015, Nova Scotian singer/songwriters are paying tribute to her life, struggle and courage through song. Presented by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, the Viola Desmond Singer/Songwriter Contest creates a heightened sense of awareness for Viola Desmond and her contributions to social justice in Canada and serves to promote Nova Scotia’s Heritage Day holiday. The inaugural holiday will honour Viola Desmond on February 16, 2015.