We are Touching

Ali Tataryn

Ali Tataryn is the acclaimed actress bringing these songs to life on screen. With her wealth of experience in film, television and dance, Ali is an integral collaborator on the Isolation Blues series, providing a deep and at times chilling mastery of the emotional and physical resonance of each song. She has acted in leading roles in feature films & tv shows such as Lovesick, The Pinkertons, Cult of Chucky and more.

Tyler Funk

Tyler Funk is our Director of Photography and Editor for Isolation Blues. He has extensive experience working with national institutions such as the National Film Board and CBC. A technical wizard, Tyler has been a committed champion of the artistic vision behind these videos. This project has inherent challenges, and Tyler has brought forward ingenious solutions, working to capture every frame with artistry and intent. Notable credits include Freedom Road and The Tournament.

Alasdair Dunlop

Alasdair Dunlop is a bassist, synthesist and general multi-instrumentalist noisemaker who wanders the world as an international touring musician and recording artist. Alongside Michael Falk, he has served as a creative partner for Touching’s studio work and is the co-producer of Isolation Blues. Notable credits include Sweet Alibi and Dave Quanbury.

Michael Falk

Michael Falk is the primary creative force and songwriter behind Touching. He is the former frontman of Les Jupes, and an accomplished record producer and studio engineer (co-owner of Paintbox Recording). For over a decade, Mike has worked extensively as a community builder in the Winnipeg arts scene through his Artistic Director roles at Current Festival, Jazz Winnipeg and the West End Cultural Centre. Michael’s record label Head In The Sand was active from 2009-2018, releasing some of the best records to come out of Winnipeg and beyond, notably by Apparat Organ Quartet, Royal Canoe, Ghost Twin and Rococode.