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Izaak Wapachee

Visual Arts:
Paintings | Photography | Graphic Design, Clothing Design, Marketing, Creative Director
Performing Arts:
Music | Artist, Audio Engineer, Producer, Studio Musician (Drums, Piano, Vocals, Trumpet, Tuned Percussion)
Multidisciplinary Arts:
Cinema | Multimedia | Video | Actor, Film Production (Audio), Entrepreneur

Location: Ouje-Bougoumou

Website: https://www.facebook.com/XYYZI/

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Short description of your art.

I produce a multitude of different arts but my main focus is within the music industry. I play a variety of different instruments, can; record, produce and perform live. In my career as a musician I have played in over 100 shows with a plethora of acts and artists of hailing from every wok of life.

Where did you learn your art?

School: Recording Arts Canada, Toronto (2011) Metalworks Institute of Sound (2012) Industry Work: The Hoxton, Danforth Music Hall, Independent Engineering, Bell Media, Signal Sound Family: Wally Wapachee (Part of a Juno award winning team in 2001 dubbed Amapondo Records) Bands: The Ransom, Mandala, TBA, Rose Gold Slugs, The Shotty Krispy Jr. Band, Luke Watters, Jube, Love Dana, Austin Roberts Trio, Also played a mix of 1 off shows as a session musician

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find inspiration for my work through the fast paced, culturally diverse and uniqueness of the cities. There is always something new to see and be a part of within it's vast amounts of concrete jungle. I also pull inspiration from the serenity of nature. Being alone in a forest with my recording gear, a drum or just with the sounds of nature is also what brings me inspiration.

Have you received any formal training?

Classical Piano training ages 8-15, Grade 7/8 Orchestra ages 11-13, High School Orchestra ages 14-17, Private Colleges ages 18-23, Professional Institutions ages 22-present.

What other art forms do you practice?

Painting, Photography, Graphic Design, Clothing Design, Marketing, Creative Director, Cinema, Multimedia, Video, Actor, Film Production (Audio), Entrepreneur

Have you ever received any awards or special recognition?

4x Champion of Battle of the Bands throughout my high school career 1x Gold Medal (Weapons) & 1x Silver Medal (Kata) @ Goodwill Games 2002 Karate World Championship in Panama Numerous write-ups in news papers for various achievements Chosen as a Keynote Speaker at Ouje-Bougoumou's 1st Annual Career Fair

Do you sell your work? If so, How?

I sell music privately (B2B occasionally B2C) My clients sell tracks purchased from me to consumers on most digital platforms (iTunes, Bandcamp..) I also contract out my talents / expertise.

Has your art work ever been mentioned in any media?

Yes. Radio, Print and Broadcast on several occasions.

Please provide any information on your buyers.

I have buyers internationally both consumers and business's, I also maintain a healthy relationship local business's and consumers.

Please provide any other information you would like to mention.

Contact me for further information or inquiry of renderable services: Izaak Wapachee 416-708-2305 izaakwapachee@gmail.com