Castle If is the moniker of Canadian electronic composer Jess Forrest. Equipped with a small, yet powerful assembly of analog synthesizers, she crafts retro-futuristic “cosmic exotica” inspired by the strange sounds of the synth pioneers that forged electronica. The eerie yet comfortingly familiar echoes of lounge and library music shaped into a dream of the future. Forrest has appeared on bills alongside artists such as Silver Apples, U.S. Girls, Grimes, Steve Hauschildt, and Julianna Barwick. Her acclaimed instrumental album Plant Material was released in 2017, and a full length scifi concept album is due to follow this summer. Forrest currently lives in Toronto, where she has been working on the soundtrack for a children’s television show about robots.
Performance date: Thursday August 9 – 8:00pm
Location: Trillium Park