Enjoy a short performance with Hawksley followed by a Q&A about his song-writing process and techniques. The discussion will delve into Hawksley’s approaches to cultivating melodic surprise, colour and contrast, harmonic contour and form, and how to inject lyrics with drama and conflict. UVic students will then have the opportunity to perform original songs for the audience and receive constructive critique from Hawksley.
Hawksley Workman has garnered critical acclaim Since his ground-breaking self-produced indie debut For Him and The Girls (1999) through to chart-topping singles of 2020, Hawksley has careened between major label international smash hits to Canadiana-soaked indie releases. Boasting a catalogue of 17 solo records, Hawksley’s genre defying style strings together folk, chart pop and irrepressible cabaret. Stories of weather, love, heartbreak, and more than a few tales of end-times have a garnered Hawksley a league of devoted fans.