Presented by Powell Street Festival Society + Centre A
Powell Street Festival Hours: August 2 & 3, 12-5pm
Performance, Saturday, August 2, 2pm and Friday, September 12, 7pm, Free
Post Festival hours until September 13: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 6pm
Centre A (229 East Georgia Street)

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie present ‘Music Temple’ at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east. Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. Recently incorporating video projection and audio installation elements into their live performances, the resulting ‘Music Temple’ presents a pseudo-narrative culmination of all of the above.

Photo by Peggy Lee



Jordan McKenzie – Visual Artist, Composer, Performer
Emi Honda – Visual Artist, Composer, Performer