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Michael Peter Olsen

Cellist, film composer, producer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Michael Peter Olsen has played his “post-cello” compositions for audiences the world over — sometimes under his own name, sometimes as part of the shoegaze act Zoon. His latest album, Narrative of a Nervous System for Hand Drawn Dracula showcases his ability to drift between ambient and pop music with experimental grace. It features contributions from Owen Pallett and alaska B from YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN.

shn shn

Transitioning from her singer-songwriter roots as Shanika Maria, shn shn emerged in 2019, driven by a fascination with production that conveys emotions and sensations beyond the confines of language. Her most recent release Form(s) explores the essence of existence with a smooth cocktail of electro-folk songwriting and peaceful soundscapes.

Evan Hardy

Multi-instrumentalist Evan Hardy is creating solo sonic explorations inspired by his archaeological background. He delves into these ideas with minimal ambient melodies that blend acoustic instruments with modular synths and tape machines. His latest release will be out this spring on the Tool Use imprint, promising to captivate audiophiles with the innovative fusion of sound.

More Than Nothing

In the rich soil of local experimental music, the multidisciplinary ensemble More Than Nothing moves together in their own version of harmony. This quartet intertwines flute, violin, and electronic alchemy to craft a medley of improvised soundscapes. Each ephemeral performance blooms like wildflowers, a unique and singular avant-garde bouquet of sound.

About Sled Island:

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that brings together a community of music, comedy, film and art with over 30,000 attendees in multiple venues across the city. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.

Upon entering a festival venue, the passholder agrees to being photographed, filmed or recorded in that venue, and agrees to the publication, reproduction, distribution and broadcast of all photographs, video or other recordings of the passholder’s voice or likeness without further notice or compensation in any publicity, advertisement or other publication carried-out by, or on behalf of, Sled Island and in perpetuity in any manner and media whatsoever, including print, broadcast or internet.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees must abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy and agree to the code of conduct, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.

Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).