Beshizi (Triple Lines)
Michael Wilson (Anishnaabe) | United States/Canada | 2018 | 11 min | Soundscape
Beshizi is the musical representation of the artist’s (almost) daily run (in the warm months) along the shores of Mizi-Zaaga'iganing, a 207-square mile lake in central Minnesota. Sounds representing the highway and its traffic, the impact of strides hitting the ground inside of Michael's head, the wildlife, and large waves hitting the shore on a windy day can be heard throughout this tactile, stirring piece.
Michael Wilson is an avid proponent of getting more bass into more music. His career highlights include opening for Buffy Ste Marie, bouncing around Indian Country as a singer and second lead on several powwow drums, and mentoring a group of young men in the orthodox stylings of Anishinaabe drum culture.