Friday February 1, 2008 at 8PM
Tickets $15/10 call 604.876.9343
A category-defying musical entity, Faun Fables is *Dawn McCarthy*’s vivid imagination come to life in song and theatre. It has been attracting a devoted and eclectic following since 1999 – with numerous national and international tours and four record releases made available worldwide on Drag City Records.
Dawn is a composer, singer and theater artist whose work is a sea of gorgeous elemental nitty gritty; haunting melodies, breath, stomping, and natural theatricality led by the voice, rooted in the physical body. It is a crossroads where ancient ballad, art song, physical theater and rock music meet. Her lyrics speak to people of all ages about things like rugged housekeeping, street kids, growing old, sleepwalking and exiled travelers returning home.
Dawn founded Faun Fables to explore human pathos and its non-human roots in musical and physical storytelling forms. Her current Faun Fables ensemble includes violinist Meredith Yaynos and multi-instrumentalist Kirana Peyton, with appearances by long time collaborator Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
“Musically and theatrically versatile, Faun Fables can do whatever they want, and that’s what they do; their sound is invariably original, slightly mystical and timeless with a dramatic thrust impossible to categorize.” – Times Standard
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival