Noisemakers captures performances by our favourite emerging artists, off-stage and up-close. Find more episodes from season 2 here, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow along.


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f all the unexpected events that led up to Rachel Zeffira's still new and highly promising music career, the most significant one is also very, very shitty. She was deported from the United Kingdom only hours before a performance that would secure her enrolment in a prestigious London university. But in the wake of her dashed plans and resulting bureaucratic nightmare, she developed as a songwriter, soaking technical mastery in dreamlike soundscapes, and emerging with a debut record of aching and spectral humanity, called The Deserters.

We brought Rachel to the now newly-opened gallery 2186dundas while it was in the midst of being restored from a condemnable one-room apartment by curator and visual artist Andrew Williamson. We convinced Andrew to let us inside the work-in-progress, and to shoot this live rendition of Deserters track “Silver City Days.” It's a commanding performance, highlighted by the contrast between the disheveled setting and her beautifully ornate music.

DIRECTED AND EDITED BY DANIEL BUSHEIKIN
CAMERA BY ANDREW WILLIAMSON AND GRADY MITCHELL
AUDIO BY DANIEL BUSHEIKIN
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