"The New North Collective is an ensemble of Northern Canadian performing artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The New North Collective came together in 2015 after the individual artists had performed together in various configurations at events and festivals over the years. Each of the members of the ensemble have successful music careers as solo performers or as part of other groups, and bring a diversity of styles and experience to the collective. New music, folk, traditional, jazz and rock inform what the New North Collective creates.
Together, they explore their ideas of north - from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of north on the music all are creating. The expansive imagery of northern Canada also comes to light in songs co-written and performed by the group." www.banffcentre.ca
Get tickets here: www.banffcentre.ca/events/new-north-collective/20170129/1930
Dr. Kristine Thoreson is an independent researcher, visual artist, curator and writer. With a love for geographically northern regions, especially in the North Atlantic, Kristine practices creative research about how photography creates and reflects the worlds we live within. Her favourite books on the north are Winter: Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik and Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter.