By (author): Sun Belt

The debut work by Sun Belt is a genre-bending almanac depicting the rise and fall of a company town that, within the span of a century, becomes a desert wasteland.

A full-length album of dusty, surreal songs by the Sun Belt music ensemble both informs and is informed by a blend of transcripts, photographs, micro fictions, wildlife plates, film stills, costume designs, environmental reports and other invented artefacts. The result is a multimedia portrait of a mythic place closer tohome than we’d like-and an artistic collaboration that defies categorization.

Sun Belt is an interdisciplinary group of writers, musicians, illustrators, video and theatre artists whose mission is to make innovative, experimental works that aspire to the visionary. A History is the group?s first release.

The songs:

Fort Iquique North
Country of Madmen
Karnas Camarena Plateau
So Far the Stars
Champion the Wonder Horse
Pale Destroyer
Red Bird
Fort Iquique South


Sun Belt

Sun Belt members include: Rick Maddocks, author of Sputnik Diner (Knopf Canada), former singer-songwriter for The Beige, and the composer of the experimental opera The Meal presented at the PuSh Festival and Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre. He teaches creative writing at Douglas College. Carrie Walker, a Vancouver-based artist whose practice is strongly rooted in drawing, often employing images of non-human animals as metaphors for the human animal. She has exhibited her drawings in NewYork, London, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Stephen Lyons, a Juno-award winning musician/writer whose iconoclastic work is at the forefront of Vancouver’s creative music scene. Known mainly as the leader of the seven-piece avant-rock group, Fond of Tigers, Lyons is also a noted producer and presenter of experimental music. Florence Barrett , a costume designer whose recent theatre credits include: To Wear a Heart so White (Leaky Heaven Circus), Visions of Vancouver (Pi Theatre), El Jinete (Puente Theatre), Foreign Radical (Theatre Conspiracy). Film credits include; Eadweard (Motion 58) Patterns of Liquid Stars (Chien Productions) and Pas De Deux (O’Shea Pictures). Other members include Spanish-based illustrator Sandra Carvalho González, songwriter Jon Wood, multimedia artist Justine Gabias, and Grammy-nominated musician and composer Paul Rigby.


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168 Pages
7.01in * 7.98in * .45in


January 28, 2015



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