Rhoneil is an experimental musician, artist, blogger, podcaster, and somatic therapy student living in Sinixt territory. She has released three full-length albums and has toured her work throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Rhoneil is an animist that works in collaboration with the rhythms of nature and the voices of the invisibles. She uses somatic and trance practices to connect to and co-create with subtle reality. The intention underlying all of her work is to use her gifts to reconnect to and show reverence for the entire web of life. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She most recently received research and creation support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council to support her in deepening her ability to listen to and compose with mountain landscapes.
Nature//Cosmos was composed/recorded in tandem with one full year of lunar cycles on Sinixt territory, Winlaw, BC. The album moves full circle from birth to growth, harvest to decay, and from death to resurrection. The album was released nationally in 2016/2017 with the generous support of the Columbia Kootenay Council of the Arts and the Columbia Basin Trust.
"She was compelling to listen to, with her unusual sounds and spiritual lyrics. Rhoneil was also a sight to behold, bordering on performance art..." - Discorder Magazine (http://www.citr.ca/discorder/november-2016/rhoneil/)
"The lyricism is profound and dark. Rhoneil manages to shape deep, complex and powerful stories with metaphors of the natural world....vibrant and honest poetry." - Exclaim Magazine
"Rhoneil is on the endearingly weird side of things." - Montreal Mirror