What does @startupfest have planned for Wednesday night?
Angela Galuppo and St. Ange
St. Ange is best described as a musical sponge that’s been gathering melodic bits and pieces from Casio demo tracks to bebop licks and beyond. Their 11 track debut albumSecond Nature, on which front lady, Angela Galuppo, takes her shiny new self-producing/lyricist/composer tricycle out for a ride, is a meeting ground where jazz and pop music collide and become instant BFFs. With the combined energy and musical influences of the 5 core members (who all met while studying jazz at Concordia University), St. Ange is the perfect addition to the neo jazz wave firing up the music scene. Drawing inspiration from new jazzers Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato, Motown, singer/songwriters, epic 70′s power ballads and the Montreal sound, St. Ange combines the vocal sensibilities of jazz with a dreamy touch of pop. St. Ange is a place for pop kids and jazz nerds to say hi, dance, cry on each others shoulders and realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. Angela and St. Ange will be providing us with some great musical entertainment.
Listen to our interview with Angela HERE.
Raison d’Art Wall
At last year’s Startup Festival, we wanted to create a different experience than what you would typically expect from a tech conference, so we brought you anart wall. The notion of using a collaborative piece of art in fun, but this year we’ve decided to take it to another level: the art wall will actually be making an impact. This year’s art is going to be focused on what matters, as is the theme of our event. We’ll be inviting everybody to post what matters to them (anonymously or not) on the back of their art tile. These blurbs will then be posted on the Raison d’Art and Startup Festival sites along with being published in a book who’s proceeds will go to Raison d’Art so that they can run art-focused violence-prevention programs for at-needs kids. We believe in things that matter and art that has a cause: this year’s art wall is the perfect way to interweave both.
DJ Stéphane Cocke
Montreal-based DJ, photographer and videographer, Stéphane is an accomplished DJ and music consultant with an international career including collaborations with Sofitel and Cirque du Soleil. The Café Méliès compilation series utilized his musical talents as programmer, and producer of numerous tracks with emerging and established artists. He recently DJed at the C2-MTL event.
Stephane also deems himself a video artist having developed personalized stop motion animation techniques over the past 5 years. He was behind the time-lapse video of the 2011 MTL International Startup collective mural made by Natalie Hazan (mentioned above).
Listen to DJ Cocke HERE.
…and a SURPRISE performance!
Let me just say that you’re not going to want to miss this one…