Jay Robinson (uni.) has played percussion since the early 2000's, beginning with djembe and drum circles, moving on to congas and latin jazz, and finally, coming to the study of classical Hindustani tabla. In 2017, Jay launched a solo project using live looping and samples, steel tongue drums, flute and other percussions to create a dynamic multi-instrumental sound improv experience that fuses the worlds of classical Indian music, modern sound healing and live electronics. Along with his photo manipulation pieces, Jay's intention with (uni.) is to create an entrancing sacred space with presence, magic, sound and visual art.
Jay has had the pleasure of working with Evolv[-]d Productions in Calgary, and WUB Gathering, having offered experiences at Inshala festival, and opening the stage for Grouch (NZ); WUB in Banff, Edmonton, and Calgary; playing Sangha and Astral Harvest estivals; as well as offering sound medicine for ceremonies, event openings, yoga flows, and so on.
Jay lives a semi-nomadic life, anywhere from the Rockies, into the Kootenays, to Vancouver Island. He draws inspiration from all traditional and psychedelic music, mysticism, plant medicine, work, and all the gorgeous people he encounters.