Sled Island Spotlight: Ouri

In this Sled Island Spotlight we highlight Ouri who will bring her multi-instrument talents to put on display and create some excellent music.

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Originally from South America via Paris, Montreal-based Ourielle Auvé, also known as Ouri, is an artist with astronomical talents. In addition to being a DJ and electronic producer, Ouri is also a multi-instrumentalist. She plays the piano, cello and harp — musical influences you can hear ebbing and flowing through the enchanting melodious fibres of her tracks. At once open and inviting, but also, cosmically mysterious, Ouri’s work encourages listeners to immersive themselves in the experience, focussing on the journey rather than specific answers.

Says Ouru about her work: “It’s about power dynamics, attraction, strangeness. I am not seeking a meaning or a solution. I will never tell people what to do but rather share my take on those themes, share my perspective. Sharing experiences as we lived them is the most valuable gift in my opinion.”

You can snag her five-track EP, We Share Our Blood, from Ghostly. The tracks are, “shaped out of mantras and hymns, ushering through the portal an offering of space for listeners to investigate their own fantasies.”

Colour us enthused! We’re definitely stoked to see Ouri perform at this year’s Sled Island. She’s just one of the many reasons we’re so thrilled to be a sponsor of this annual fringe festival.

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About Sled Island

Held in Calgary, Alberta, Sled Island is a totally unique festival of thoughtful, outside-the-box performance. From music to comedy to film to art, if it’s provoking, Sled Island celebrates it. 2019 is Sled Island’s 12th year running, and it continues to enthrall and delight audiences. Described as “one of North America’s best under-the-radar music festivals” by Uproxx, we’re proud to be a headlining festival presenter.

Learn more about Sled Island here.