Gen Heistek

Genevieve Heistek is a Montréal violist known for her work with avant-folk-metal duo Hanged Up with whom she has released three full length records. Their most recent album “Transit of Venus” is a collaboration with minimalist legend Tony Conrad which was listed among Spin Magazine’s best avant albums of 2012. Since moving to Montréal in 1987, she has been a fixture of the Montréal music scene as a member of bands such as Set Fire To Flames, Sackville, MELSA and Sam Shalabi’s Land Of Kush. Special performances include live collaborations with saxophonist Matana Roberts, Montréal’s A Silver Mount Zion (under the name “A Silver Mt Elegies”), and punk poet Patti Smith.

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