Feed the Fire
Highlights of 2016-2022
Between 2012 and 2016, Kinnie Starr researched, created, executive-produced, co-wrote and hosted the groundbreaking film, Play Your Gender, which addressed the gender gap in the music industry.
Kinnie Starr performed for Canada 150, in Ottawa, and brought over 10 minutes of Mohawk language to the stage with her long-time language teacher and translator, Karonhyawake Jeff Doreen, from Six Nations.
Performed at Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton, which received many positive reviews.
At the start of the pandemic, Starr had done sound design for Bill Reid's 100th at the prestigious Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver. Bill Reid was one of several mixed blood artists that first imprinted Starr in her early career.
Edge of the Knife (2018)
Kinnie Starr scored her second film recently, Edge Of The Knife, a film about redemption that has been widely awarded, including Top Ten at TIFF 2018. Arriving more than a century after British Columbia's first-ever feature film, In the Land of the Head Hunters — Edward S. Curtis' controversial but undeniably fascinating portrait of the Kwakwaka'wakw people of northern Vancouver Island — Edge of the Knife is the first feature to tell a story about the Kwakwaka'wakw's neighbours the Haida.
Feed the Fire (2018)
Kinnie Starr's 2018 album, Feed the Fire, comes out of much reflection done in the aftermath of a taxi cab collision that resulted in a brain injury. Her road to recovery deepened her interest in the nature of communication in an era where immediacy is king and anxiety disorders rise alongside extroversion and "urgent" digital chatter.
Feed the Fire is a critical look at where we are at in our relationships to the screen, to our faiths, and to each other: our devices allow us to stay up all night viewing porn, fighting for likes or hype on social media, tailoring our public personas as a means of delivering toxicity...or warmth.
Feed the Fire is about hope and despair in perilous times and reconnecting with our truest selves.
CBC: TAPESTRY - Summer Special hosted by Kinnie Starr (2017)
Play You Gender (2016)
Play Your Gender was released in 2016. Four years later, has anything changed for women in the recording industry? Kinnie will be exploring this and related questions in a follow-up podcast produced by Aporia Records.