Our new festival, BioSonic! 2023 was stewarded by local Indigenous matriarch Jeannine Georgeson. This event was also the first time we included a youth showcase, which went so well we’ve decided to make sure to continue doing so for all our future festivals. The idea of BioSonic! is to explore the intersections of art, music, and biodiversity. We brought three artists over for a residency at LEÑA to collaborate on an evening concert that included visuals and live-coding with Orca opened by local youth performer Roo Wilson. BioSonic! also featured a workshop lead by Anju Singh, a biosonification sound walk with Modern Biology, and talks by Jeannine Georgeson and Hundred Rabbits. Produced in collaboration with IMERSS and the Galiano Conservancy Association.