Vivek Shraya

Part-Time Woman

Part-Time Woman, the new EP by Vivek Shraya & Queer Songbook Orchestra, is a question and a critique: What defines woman?

A critique of the labour expected in order to be seen and valued as feminine.

For anyone who has been misgendered, made to feel not feminine enough, or struggled to find home in a language that resists complexity.

Release date: 9 June 2017

Toronto launch: 7 July 2017 @ Art Gallery of Ontario

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  1. Sweetie
  2. I’m Afraid of Men
  3. Part-Time Woman
  4. Hari Nef
  5. Brown Girls
  6. Girl, It’s Your Time


  • Queer Songbook Orchestra: Bijan Sepanji (violin)
  • Evan Lamberton (cello)
  • Lief Mosbaugh (oboe)
  • Micajah Sturgess (french horn)
  • Shaun Brodie (trumpet/flugelhorn)
  • Thom Gill (guitar)
  • Ghislain Aucoin (piano)
  • Daniel Fortin (double bass)
  • Philippe Melanson (drums)
  • Lyrics, songs and vocal arrangements by Vivek Shraya
  • Produced & mixed by James Bunton at The Glen Gordon
  • Mastered by Fedge
  • Engineered by Chris Sandes at Palace Sound
  • Additional engineering by Alex Gable at Union Sound Company
    and James Bunton at The Glen Gordon
  • Performed by Vivek Shraya (lead vocals) & Queer Songbook Orchestra
  • Additional vocals by TiKA, Sally Zori,
    Choir! Choir! Choir!, and Suba Sankaran

  • Photograph by Tanja-Tiziana
  • Dress and styling by Mic Carter for L'Uomo Strano
  • Makeup by Alanna Chelmick
  • Hair by Fabio Persico
  • Special thank you to Trisha Yeo, Shemeena Shraya, Adam Holman,
    Amber Dawn, Farzana Doctor and Shamik Bilgi for their contributions
  • Coming