Air Date: April 2, 2018

Robert Bolton is a Canadian artist and strategist.

As Head of Foresight Studio at Idea Couture, Robert led interdisciplinary teams, using design thinking and foresight methods, to solve complex problems and generate brand, revenue, and profit growth for Fortune 500 clients. 

In collaboration with Policy Horizons Canada, an innovation lab within the Government of Canada, Robert led the design of the board game, Impact, which is used to teach federal public servants the discipline of strategic foresight and encourages deliberate thinking about long-term future developments and uncertainties.

As a songwriter, Robert’s work has been featured in Warner Bros., MTV, CBS, A&E, CBC, and EA Sports productions. His work with Tanika Charles on her album, "Soul Run" earned a Juno nomination for Soul/R&B Recording of the Year 2017. Robert’s graphic narrative-poem, Orpheus was mounted at TEDxToronto and the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Krazy: The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art. His latest work of song, Lonely Arcade, combines his passions for music and futures thinking. 

Robert co-authored a perspective on policy, Biohackers: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Synthetic Biology, published in Innovations Journal (MIT Press, 2014). He was a National Science Foundation AoSL Innovation Fellow and holds a Masters of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. 

Rob will performing as Arowbe on tour throughout Europe supporting Phèdre on the following dates...

03/22 NANTES, CafK
03/23 <tba>
03/24 BERLIN, Loophole Berlin
03/27 WARSA, Distorted Club @ Chmury
03/28 KRAKÓW, Klub RE
03/29 PRAGUE, Underdogs'
03/30 VIENNA, Au
03/31 GRAZ, SUB
04/04 MILANO, Labrutepoque
04/05 FRIBOURG, Le Mouton Noir
04/06 Basel, Hirsch is my dog @ HIRSCHENECK
04/07 <tba>
04/10 LIÈGE, KulturA.
04/11 AMSTERDAM, WTF Queer Wednesday's Vrankrijk
04/12 PARIS, Supersonic
04/13 RENNES, Festival Treize

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Air Date: April 9, 2018

Polymath. Free thinker. Psychonaut. Jill-of-all-trades. Renaissance womyn. Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, vocalist and producer Maylee Todd has been called many things. But the one thing her artistic and musical output has been consistently called is stimulating

The source of her prolific artistic tendencies may lie in her bi-cultural lineage which points to a Canadian father who is an Elvis Presley impersonator, and her Filipino mom who for years crafted quirky interactive quilts and dolls. Regardless, Maylee became best known in Canada, the UK (where she receives airplay and praises from BBC Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson) and Asia (where she was a Top 10 charting artist in Tokyo) for her past solo albums, Choose Your Own Adventure (2010) and Escapology (2013), dual works of art that incorporated elements of dance-friendly funk, electronic, soul, disco and experimental sounds, while utilizing both digital and analog recording methods. 

For her third studio album Acts of Love, which she calls “a body of work that is much more about music for me”, Maylee’s playlist of songs can be viewed more as MANTRAS inspired by her psychonautic lyrical approach, and her interest in science fiction, human psychology, and unconventional thinking. Maylee convincingly covers a wide range of timely, topical and universal subject matter on her new 17 track album including gender bias (“From This Moment”), addiction (“One of These Days”), solitude (“Lonely”), coming to a mutual understanding (“Eye To Eye”), unconventional relationships (“Goat Wut U Need”) and virtual reality/psilocibin (“Virtual Life”).

Maylee’s music unfurls some multi-disciplinary art appendages and has the capacity to inject humour and a true sense of performance art into her music. Her shows are more than just concerts, they are creative experiences, and her much talked about prowess in this area has led to her sharing stages with Janelle Monae, Little Dragon, Thundercat, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, Esthero, Ebony Bones, and The Budos Band, among others. 

Acts of Love is essentially a tale of one woman’s metamorphosis, of constantly mutating and evolving musically, with the ultimate goal being to enlighten listeners on the symbiotic relationship between music, technology, performance art and human nature.

Acts Of Love is a conceptual record that focuses on topics such as polyamory, gender bias, addiction, forgiveness, and the illusions/constructs of life.



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