Bass Coast is as much about the people as it is about the music. It's a place where like minded folks can express themselves side by side. There's something magical about doing this, it forges bonds that can otherwise take years to develop. The rhythm of the music, the interactions that stem from the art, the shared need for river hangs and help with missing costume accessories. All of this helps to foster a comradery that can't easily be matched in everyday life.
Since human connection is such a strong part of the Bass Coast experience, and since it's been a pivital part of the Groundwerk one too, we focused this year's panel discussion on the power of collaboration. In doing so we chose 3 panelists that have experience collaborating with others on various types of projects from production duos and record labels to festivals and conferences.
Stories, knowledge and of course humour were shared from our panelists Nancy Lee, Farshad Abasi and Isis Grahem. We were honoured to share the stage with these wonderful humans that have utilized the power of collaboration to make amazing things happen in their respective music and arts communities.
Missed out on the panel? No worries, we invite you to watch our panel video below. Looking for more knowledge sharing? Panelist Nancy Lee has teamed up with several other talented individuals to put on Current: A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium happening in Vancouver next weekend (July 28-30). Meanwhile, Isis Grahem continues to work with her team on the second annual Alberta Music Conference happening in Calgary from November 16-19. The Groundwerk Listening Party returns September 27th.