Festival Accès Asie is joining forces with the launch of the 2022 Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival to present an evening of electronic sounds by emerging artists from the duo Mue and Desert Bloom.
The Suoni Per Il Popolo is presented by the Société des Arts Libres et Actuels (SALA), a Montreal based non-profit organization which was incorporated in 2002. Rooted in exploratory musical forms, the SALA is committed to presenting avant garde and experimental music and sound within a community context.
Yoon Rachel Nam is a Montreal-based electronic musician, whose compositions serve as conduit for her own exploration of trauma, resilience, and the overarching influence of one’s visible identity on perception and experience. She has performed under the project name Desert Bloom since 2016 and has played festivals or contributed commissioned work at festivals such as MUTEK Montreal, MUTEK Buenos Aires/Barcelona, Suoni Per il Popolo, Lux Magna, POP Montreal. Nam is currently working on her second full-length album, which explores the intersection of aesthetics and white supremacy as it relates to her experiences as a Korean-Canadian woman.
Mue is a Montreal-based duo composed of Catherine Debard (YlangYlang) and Léon Lo (Skinnybones). Formed in the Spring of 2020, the electronic musical project merges two distinct practices and explores the way they interact with each other. Drawing on early-IDM, illbient, minimalism, and natural phenomena, the resulting real-time hardware improvisations weave asymmetric patterns, create spaces, and digest various sounds.
The duet put out a two-song 10” vinyl EP on Montreal record store La Rama’s La Rama Dubs LMTD and a digital single on Halocline Trance, with whom they will release their first LP in the Fall of 2022. They also host ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’, a monthly radio show on n10.as.
Desert Bloom – Electro Musician
Mue – Electro Duo