Welcome to kostyn.ca, here is where you will find links to my everything (music, socials, whatever else I make and put on the internet) as well as some writing and possibly other 'content.' The headings should be reasonably self-explanatory.
My name is Kostyn, it’s a unique name (at least in Canada and America), which I can use, partially devoid of a surname as a result of its uniqueness. Turning my name into a mononym for internet and portfolio use has some hang-ups as you will notice. Sorry about that.
I am passionate about the area I live in and am from, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, especially our arts community and beautiful natural landscape. I attend Brock University in Niagara and am currently working my way through a Bachelors of Arts Undergraduate program in English and Contemporary Culture (English literature studies combined with communications, popular culture, and film). As of July 2018, I have just finished a full-year exchange at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.
I am a writer and a creator of things ('art'), namely music, and an appreciator of things. I have a deep interest in politics, news, media, science and technology, and especially where those things intersect. These interests have produced some strong opinions, but I do my best to actively avoid letting cognitive dissonance steer me from thoughtful and open discourse, am happy to disagree with someone, and even more pleased to be convinced or proven wrong.
Essentially, everything I do here is an experiment in content creation. What can I put online? Should I put anything online? Why? I don't have any of these answers, but I imagine mistakes will help me make some guidelines. I am going to purposely make projects public. Your criticism is most welcome.
Creations and contributions of note include:
I make solo music (all of the music I work on can be found on the "Music" page)
I am (/was) the vocalist and a co-songwriter in an alternative band called The Polar Bear is Mine
I wrote as the Assistant Editor and later the Editor of Arts & Culture for The Brock Press from August 2016 to April 2017 (click here to visit a list of my pieces for the paper)