Fri 5 Oct '18 - Concert

Mich Cota (US)

Nature as a musical source for healing

A two-spirit woman, raised by a native father and a white mother in Southern Ontario, Cota began composing small melodies on the piano from an extremely early age; creating her own sacred space in an intensely religious home. Inspired by the local countryside, she immersed herself in nature, imagining herself in a place free of theology and restraint.

Cota’s music is a way of navigating past traumas while exploring her queer experience, with open, unapologetic sincerity. She relates to others through her artistic expression, building collective understanding and empathy, with the intention to heal and to challenge normative ways of being.