respectfulchild 敬兒

respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. They build experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation using just their violin. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.

The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again

Notable Shows

– Sound Forms, Hong Kong
– tour with A Tribe Called Red and Jeremy Dutcher, 2018
– tour with Rae Spoon, 2018
– Grouper, Sled Island 2018
– Hailu Mergia, Sled Island 2017
– Leif Vollebekk, PopMontreal 2016
– Merganzer and Julia Holter, Sled Island 2016

– recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Award for Avant-Garde/Experimental Artist of the Year
– nominated for 2018 Western Canadian Music Award: Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year

Listen to respectfulchild’s Music: Spotify Bandcamp or Soundcloud

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Buy respectfulchild Albums: Coax Store