Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

The Companionship Registry

The Companionship Registry

As active as it is dormant, The Companionship Registry is 15-year Ottawa resident James Missen's ongoing solo musical project. Missen's songwriting practice, which is sparsely documented either in recording or live performance form, represents two decades spent as a curious, oft-distracted student of language, melody and voice. He is very pleased to return to play at Bywords' annual John Newlove Poetry Award cermony for a second time, marking his first local appearance as The Companionship Registry in over two years.