Évo is based in Tiohti:áke/Montréal on the traditional territory of the Kanien'kehà:ka, and was raised in a small town near the St-Lawrence River in Québec. He fell in love with the piano during a sound engineering and music production class in 2005. During this course he spent countless hours in practice rooms joyfully writing pieces on the piano. He began his own solo piano project shortly thereafter, and began making contacts in the scene. He founded Moderna Records in 2015, looking to offer a platform and create a community for composers of modern classical music with an innovative approach to sound design. He has an in depth knowledge of the instrumental music world ranging from post-rock to ambient to neoclassical and also has a passion for visual art influenced by geometry, minimalism and nature - which you can see reflected in the artwork that accompanies our catalogue.
Nic lives on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, colloquially known as Whitehorse (Yukon). They began playing at the piano at the ripe ol’ age of 4, and spent their childhood geeking out about music theory and history. They studied experimental music composition as a young adult and began their career as a composer of chamber music, and have in the years since transitioned to the world of pop music. Nic is drawn to creating music collaboratively, and has cowritten a number of records with their projects Future States & Loon Town (wonky-pop), Parler bien (‘speech music’) and CLout gAMe (electro-hiphop), and played shows and festivals across North America and Europe. Nic has also worked as an educator, arts administrator, festival organiser and graphic designer with a number of not-for-profits and small businesses. They joined Moderna Records in the spring of 2016, drawn to Évo’s clarity of vision, knack for discovering emerging artists and his commitment in investing in their development.