Asian Folk Electronica
“a tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold volcanic brilliance.” – The FADER

“It is a stunning, stirring, naked, haunting, tortured and resounding artistic statement.” – Calgary Herald

“…a gorgeous combination of the delicate and lovely with a tornado of powerful emotions…” – Song by Toad

Born in Calgary, FOONYAP started violin when she was 4. Embedded in classical music, Catholicism and Chinese culture, FOONYAP struggled with conformity, alongside a need for acceptance. When she reached her breaking point, FOONYAP grasped her past with new intentions, playing in Woodpigeon and her own FOONYAP and The Roar.

A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her past and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions.

April 18, 2017 9:00 pm CMW Showcase
April 19, 2017 9:00 pm CMW Showcase