All Master Classes are free and take place at Urban Abbey 308 Red River Road
Friday Noon to 1pm
The sexy heartbeat of the boreal north is brought to life by the innovated sounds of Joshua Deperry, the North-western Ontario native; a rising First Nation Producer and DJ known as Classic Roots. Joshua Deperry talks about his participation in the film biography “Turning Tables”, his work as an artist and performer.
Friday 2:30 -4pm
Carl and Daniel von Rüdiger
0101 will give an insiders view of their Audio-visual Live Performance 1Hz. Carl and Daniel von Rüdiger will breakdown the elements of their audiovisual live performance 1Hz which brings loop based music and cinematic visuals together. They will discuss the topic of live music-visualisation by present hands-on Loop based real-time synchronisation of Audio and Video. The performance is an artistic research project and part of Daniel von Rüdigers PhD at the University of Art and Design, Linz. In his practice based dissertation, he compares visual and auditory rhythm.
Joshua Deperry, A.K.A Classic Roots is dedicated to impacting the music community and the electronica scene with his fresh sound and collaborations with other artists; including International, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal artists across Canada. Classic Roots established his original sound by mixing 70’s funk-soul into hip-hop beats; where he merged and discovered the freedom and exploring the unique sound of electronica. With inspirations such as DJ Premier, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producers have helped to develop his sound, which he perfected it through the use of a drum machine and the music software, Reason 8. The debut EP Addiction was released summer 2012 includes the music videos “Psycho” and “Scream” both videos have reached popularity to his fan base on YouTube and social media. Winning DadaLife’s (www.dadalife.com) Best Overall Best Track Award for his demo “Coconut Kills” is putting Classic Roots on the map; Dada Life received 1500 demos in less than 24 hours and “Coconut Kills” killed the competition.
Today Classic Roots lives in the most multicultural city in the world, Toronto but will continue to represent Northern Ontario and his birth home Thunder Bay. Classic Roots beats’ sparked the interest of a Toronto based arts/entertainment/nightlife’s BNE Entertainment, BNE promotes artists with raw cutting-edge ways. But, giving back to the community is what Classic Roots is about not just through his music but with his upbeat workshops for the soul; includes dance, cultural dance, fitness and DJ workshops which are offered in Toronto and to remote communities across Canada. He is driven by the passion to influence hope and spread his love for music to his home community, and First Nation communities across Canada. Classic Roots is determined to continue producing his own music and pushing through to become a worldwide success; it is through his own success that inspires youth and First Nation youth to follow their dreams as he did.
“Hack the Planet” The new album, new sound evolution to be released 2015. For the past 2 years, Classic Roots has been composing breaking new sounds and tracks that are raising the bar for electronic music. Hack the Planet’s vision is hacking the sounds of the planet to bring it altogether into one creative element. Hack the Planet showcases storytelling through music; Classic Roots tells a story with his composing abilities and featured vocalists. One element, new sound “Hack the Planet” 2015.
Classic Roots represents the great north of Ontario, native born to Thunder Bay; he is driven by the passion to influence hope and the love of music to his home community, and the First Nation communities across Canada. With inspirations such as DJ Premier, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producers have helped to develop his sound, which he perfected it through the use of a drum machine and the music software, Reason 8. Classic Roots is determined to continue producing his own music and pushing through to become a worldwide known First Nation artist; it is through his own success that inspires youth and First Nation youth to follow their dreams.
Riaz Mehmood is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Pakistan. After obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar, Riaz went on to complete the Integrated Media program at Ontario College of Art and Design (2005) and an MFA from the University of Windsor (2012). His artistic oeuvre encompasses a range of practices including performance, video, photography and new media. These works have explored a number of issues related to identity, history and media. Riaz has also been involved with a number of artist-run centres and served on the boards of SAVAC and articule. His works have been shown internationally, including the US, Canada, Egypt, Pakistan and Indonesia.
0101 are Carl and Daniel von Rüdiger
Carl von Rüdiger is a guitar player, human, social worker, citizen, vegan and much more.
As a guitarist – autodidact; as musician – illiterate. Socialized by punk-rock and hardcore, Carl overcomes the limits of convention in spite of musical borders and defines his guitar style far away from any genre. His interest lies in vintage solid-state amps, analogue stomp-boxes and P-90 pickups. He uses midi-controlled and synchronized stereo loops to let his minimal riffs appear as a monumental wall of sound.
Daniel von Rüdiger is a filmmaker, photographer, musician and lecturer. His musical visualizations have been screened at international festivals, receiving amongst other awards, the Visual Music Award. He works as a social documentary filmmaker for NGOs and teaches at the Academy of Art and Design, Basel. His documentations have been exhibited in the Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Rietberg Museum (Zürich) and Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane). His artistic research in course of a PhD at the University of Art and Design Linz compares visual and auditory rhythm. As with 0101, this combines his two passions: rhythm and social documentation.