Friday February 1. 2013
The Music Gallery presents
Maylee Todd/MALOO + Jesse Futerman
Part of the Emergents series
Doors 7pm | Concert 8pm
Tickets $10 regular | $5 members BUY NOW
In our only pop-themed Emergents show of the year we are treated not only to emerging artists but also emerging instruments invented in the past ten years or so: new instruments create new pathways for creativity.
Maylee Todd is a dynamic and multi-faceted artist based in Toronto. She plays Peruvian harp, guitar, and sings. MALOO, her solo electronics-oriented performance, involves intricate down tempo beats along with Maylee's own R&B influenced vocals. In this concert she focuses on the Tenori-On, an electronic instrument manufactured by the Yamaha corporation in which an illuminated grid is manipulated to create tones and rhythms.
In 2010, Maylee released her debut album Choose Your Own Adventure. The album received glowing reviews from NOW Magazine and The Globe and Mail.
Jesse Futerman is a Toronto based artist who uses Native Instruments’ Maschine as his workstation. The Maschine also features pads arranged in a grid pattern to trigger samples and effects, as opposed to the Tenori-on’s purely synthetic sounds. With this tool Futerman lives out his desire to be a conductor with a huge vocabulary of samples.
Futerman’s digital jazz noir have found many champions the world. His biggest booster has been British soul/groove DJ legend Gilles Peterson who began playing the then-17 year-olds compositions frequently on BBC Radio 1. Futerman’s two EPs have each seen worldwide release, all before he was able to drink legally in US clubs. He recently signed to the Apollo sublabel of Britain’s famed R&S Records, who released James Blake’s first records.
More info: 416-204-1080 • www.musicgallery.org