respectfulchild 敬兒 is a solo violin project based out of Saskatoon, SK on Treaty 6 Territory. They build experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation, bringing quiet to even the noisiest of rooms. Their debut album 在找::searching:: was released in the summer of 2017 on Coax Records and they have toured across Canada and Europe with artists such as Rae Spoon, A Tribe Called Red, and Jeremy Dutcher.
The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of their Mandarin name 敬兒 [jìng er]. This name was given to them by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is their quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again.