ABOUT

Dominionated

[duh•min•yuh•ney•tid]

  1. adjective.  Obstinate and unapologetic in one’s opinions and predilections for music created within the geographical, political, and metaphysical borders of the land known as Canada.
  2. noun. An online compendium, collaboratively compiled by Canadian music makers and enthusiasts, celebrating and reflecting the diversity of Canada’s musical culture as digital (and possibly physical) content: dominionated.ca
  3. noun. The spiritual successor to Quick Before It Melts, Canada’s longest running music blog (named after a Cinerama song), 2006-2016; quickbeforeitmelts.ca

DOMINIONATED is about building a community, making human-to-human connections through the shared experience of music. Its medium is a digital compendium, a concise collection of information, insight, and inspiration from ‘Canadian’ music by those who create it and consume it.

DOMINIONATED is compiled by invited Contributors who manage administrative and editorial tasks and create its content, with input from Artists who share their creations with Community Members, who are encouraged to share their personal experiences, celebrations, and reflections on Canada’s diverse musical culture.

Contact us here for all inquiries about helping build DOMINIONATED.

DOMINIONATED lives in Lifelong Beta: Try. Fail. Learn. Try again. Try something different. Always Do.

WHO WE ARE

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Mac Cameron, Cofounder (Toronto, ON)
While he is generally level headed, Mac tends to get passionate about music.
He was a contributor to Quick Before It Melts and is a member of Somersaulter

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Jim Di Gioia, Cofounder (Niagara Falls, ON)
In 2006, Jim started the music blog Quick Before It Melts. In 2016, he ended it. DOMINIONATED.ca is its spiritual successor.
He never says no to poutine. Like ever.

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Geoff Parent, Contributing Editor (Toronto, ON)
Geoff Parent is an aspiring writer/musician who lives in Toronto. He hopes to one day complete the gene sequence of dinosaur DNA using that of a frog's in order to open a prehistoric biological preserve off the coast of Costa Rica. He plays drums in a band called Somersaulter.

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David Parker, Contributor (Halifax, NS)
David Parker is a multi-instrumental musician, composer, sound designer and digital media artist based in Halifax NS. He is a singer-songwriter who performs his songs in a folk-rock act called Slow Man Tofu. He has collaborated in drone-kosmische act Fire Moss (Kingston, ON) and released an EP of duets with pianist Stefan Christoff (Howl Arts, 2014). David’s digital media artwork uses microcontrollers and audio processing in a collaborative duo with circus aerialist and movement artist Jane Kirby of Lowlit Aerial Arts. He is a web-developer, programmer, and digital designer who does consulting and contract work for non-profits, schools and small businesses.

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Olivia Pasquarelli, Contributor (Toronto, ON)
When she's not talking about music, Olivia is trying to make it in radio.