On August 15th, 2019, Vancouver-based, experimental duo, The Giving Shapes will be sharing an evening of music with Ontario-based ethereal-folk songwriter, Annie Sumi. They have composed beautiful arrangements of harp, piano, and vocal harmonies. In collaboration with Jillian Sauerteig and Neil Whitford, Annie Sumi has created an ensemble of cello, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar. This performance will be an exploration of imagination and sound presented by Milkcrate Records (Kelowna, BC).
Annie Sumi is an ethereal-folk artist with a unique ability to capture the subtleties of nature and spin them into melodies. Her latest release, "In the Unknown", is a collection of stories that speak to the journey of the human experience. Since the release of her debut album, she has received nominations for "New/Emerging Artist of the Year" (Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2018), "Best Singer-Songwriter" (TIMAs, 2015), "New/Emerging Artist of the Year" (Hidden Roots Collective, CFMAs, 2017), and more. Accompanied by Jillian Sauerteig and Neil Whitford across Western Canada, this trio has developed a soundscape that playfully explores the wild spaces of this country.
THE GIVING SHAPES
The Giving Shapes is a collaborative project between harpist/vocalist Elisa Thorn and pianist/vocalist Robyn Jacob that formed in fall 2017 at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Forming a bridge between their classical training and their explorations within the Canadian creative and indie music scenes, their sound reflects their broad influences from artists including Nico Muhly, Bjork, Jonny Greenwood, David Lang and Caroline Shaw.