JULIAN YI-ZHONG HOU
& SELECTED WORKS
Grass Drama is a ritual-based performance that spans multiple sites, temporalities, and formats. Centred around a 7-day THOTH tarot reading that took place through the winter solstice of 2017, the full length vinyl record LP explores layers of symbolism toward the production of new mythologies and manifestations. Grass Drama layers together bedroom folk recordings, medieval composition sensibilities, timbres and textures from Chinese soap operas, and midi orchestration. Previous iterations of Grass Drama have been shown in several exhibition spaces including the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Malaspina Printmakers Society (Vancouver), Unit 17 (Vancouver), Cassandra Cassandra (Toronto) and in the publication Charcuterie (Vancouver).
The record also includes a second LP of previous and related sound works made between 2014-2018 titled Selected Works.
Release date: 10/31/2020
Julian Yi-Zhong Hou is an artist, musician, and writer from Vancouver who has previously released albums as The Stick (alongside Michael Loncaric). Grass Drama is his first vinyl release of solo material. When he is not gardening or making art, he is developing a stained glass guild in Vernon B.C., sitting on the board of the Or Gallery, and practicing Tarot and cartomancy.
The record was produced by Ellis Sam, mastered by Jonathan Scherk, and pressed by PCR.
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