"As a Chinese-Mexican American female composer, I've always struggled with the opposing forces of either never fitting in OR forging my own path in a mental paradigm in which I am not limited by anything at all. Despite the pain and injustice in the world, and the reality of racism and sexism, I choose to be empowered, and I choose to help a better world along. I ride a form of melancholic optimism. Creativity is my home, and artists are my people!
CONTAINHER is the simplest poem one could form from 2 words, with simultaneous meanings interpreted differently depending on who is looking. To me, the name is a challenge, and it honors a feminine power. It reminds me that I can't be contained. Also, it is a reminder that I am in this form, alive on earth, just for this moment in time (aren't we all)...a momentary container of stardust, dreams and will.
SF Bay Area artist, vocalist, composer and producer April G cannot be contained
ContainHer is a female artist, vocalist and electronic music producer that weaves transcendental sci-fi dreams into indy electro pop that scintillates with warmth and emotion.
Containher's solo music can be likened to Depeche Mode riding the luck dragon from the Never Ending Story while being serenaded by Sade under an Abba sun.
Along with performing as CONTAINHER throughout the SF Bay Area, April has composed a number of video game soundtracks. She recently contributed to the beautiful independent game Ghost of A Tale(composing, arranging and producing Tilo's Songs to be released on Playstation in March 2019). She also released a soundtrack associated with an Image Comic book called Carbon Grey, and will be producing a score for the upcoming live action film based on Carbon Grey, which will begin filming in summer of 2019.
April also promotes the cross pollination of her Bay Area electronic music community in live electronic music shows she co-organizes with her fellow artists.
(See article featured in the Bay Bridged)