Primary Instrument: Guitar
Robert McFadden has been writing and performing music since the late 1970’s. Originally trained as a visual artist, Robert developed his music as part of a multidisciplinary practice including installation, digital media, and performance art. Early projects give a clue to the diversity in Robert’s approach:
- Sounds on Wednesdays (1978): a free improvisation series hosted by the National Gallery of Canada
- The Post Barbie Band (1978 - 81): a cocktail of musicians, artists and programmers performing in clubs and art galleries
- People in the Speakers (1986 - 90): a karaoke/movement ensemble championed by Gay Delorme (Frank Zappa, k.d. laing) as “seriously bent; way hip”.
Like meeting an old friend for the first time.
-Deborah Dunn, choreographer (Trial & Eros Dance Theatre)
Urbane & heartfelt.
-James Stephens, musician & producer (Ian Tamblyn, Fat Man Waving)
Lovely, lovely, lovely
-Linsey Wellman, musician (Galitcha, Kobo Town, Worlds Collide)