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Announcing the Second Half of our 2019-20 season!

Published on: December 10, 2019

(December 10, 2019) The Music Gallery, Toronto’s Centre For Creative Music, is pleased to announce the second half of its 2019-20 season.

Highlights include:

  • A deep winter, power-packed triple bill celebrating Anishinaabe experimental beatmanker Ziibiwan’s first album release “Giizis”, featuring Phedre and Melody McKiver
  • A panel discussion and performance discussing how artistic directors approach decision-making
  • Our annual fundraiser, this year called “The Side Hustle Market” as musicians showcase the crafts they make as secondary income sources.
  • Continuum Contemporary Music’s operetta “Show Room” written by filmmaker Atom Egoyan and composer Rodney Sharman.

Our second half begins with Ziibiwan’s album release on January 25

The Music Gallery presents
Ziibiwan Giizis album release + Phedre + Melody McKiver

The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St.
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$15 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, MG Members
add $5 to your ticket and get a download of Giizis!

Anishinaabe experimental-electronic producer Ziibiwan has travelled a long road in just a few short years. Whether in their own music or in DJ sets, their spacious rhythmscapes evoke tranquility, the natural world and wisdom from elder generations within modern contexts. For their much-anticipated debut album release Giizis, Ziibiwan has gathered a few of their close allies to celebrate the occasion.

Some of Toronto’s most brilliantly experimental pop comes from Phedre. Their richly-textured compositions have grown into instrumental sets of high-bpm rhythmic soundscapes, performed live using sequencers and synthesizers. The ever-changing bass-heavy sets pay tribute to club, breakbeat, jungle and techno, while maintaining Phèdre’s own unique sense of musical beat exploration.

Melody McKiver has worked with Ziibiwan for a number of years and is no stranger to the MG, having last appeared on our stage alongside Lido Pimienta. Melody’s musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. Their debut EP Reckoning was nominated for an Indigenous Music Award, and they were a participant in the Banff Centre for the Arts’ inaugural Indigenous Classical Music Gathering. Melody is involved in their community as a mentor with the Indigenous Music Mentorship Program, and is employed as a youth worker in Sioux Lookout, providing mental health and cultural supports to First Nations students.

Concert Schedule 01.20  to 06.20

All shows at The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. except where indicated
Tickets available at musicgallery.org except where indicated

The Music Gallery presents
SATURDAY 01.25.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Ziibiwan Giizis album release + Phedre + Melody McKiver
add $5 to your ticket and get a download of Giizis!
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $13 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Long-awaited album release from the up and coming experimental beatmaker

The Music Gallery presents
SUNDAY 02.02.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
When Did Transparency Becom So Opaque?
curated by Olivia Shortt
PWYW ($10 suggested)
918 Bathurst St.

Part discussion, part performance about artistic directors’ decision-making processes

Continuum Contemporary Music and The Music Gallery present
SUNDAY 02.09.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Continuum: Inside Us
Door: $15-$20 / Online: $12-$18
918 Bathurst St.

Composer Juliet Palmer explores the dramatic convergence between technology and the human body.

Freesound Series and The Music Gallery present
FRIDAY 02.28.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Freesound Series: Freesound 2
$20 / $15 Mem, Stu, Sen, Arts Workers / $17 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Paolo Griffin’s new series presents works by Pauline Oliveros, Laurence Crane, and Maya Verlaak.

The Music Gallery presents
SUNDAY 03.01.20 6PM
Emergents II: Bakarlari
curated by Sara Constant
$12 / $8 Mem, Stu
918 Bathurst St.

Montreal-based soloists collective Bakarlari plays in Toronto for the first time.

The Music Gallery presents
SATURDAY 03.14.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Phth + xLq
$18 / $10 Mem, Stu / $13 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Gabriel Dharmoo’s experimental vocal collective takes on Claude Vivier’s “Love Songs” and other works.

The Music Gallery and York University present
WEDNESDAY 04.08.20 6PM
York Archives Show And Tell, hosted by Pratishtha Kohli
Part of the History Series
FREE
Room 305, Scott Library
York University
4700 Keele St.

We travel to our archives housed at York University for a show and tell hosted by Artistic Associate Pratishtha Kohli

The Music Gallery presents
FRIDAY 04.17.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci + Joyful Joyful
Part of the Departures series
Curated by Tad Michalak
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $12 Advance
Grand Canyon Theatre, 2 Osler St.

Fascinating & complex approaches to vocal and electronic processing .

The Music Gallery presents
SATURDAY 04.25.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Emergents III: Unquartet & Vaso
part of the Emergents Series
curated by Sara Constant
$12 / $8 Mem, Stu
918 Bathurst St.

Toronto players join forces to present new takes on string ensemble music.

The Music Gallery presents
SATURDAY 05.16.20 11AM-3PM
Fundraiser: The Side Hustle Market
PWYW ($10 suggested)
918 Bathurst St.

Our annual fundraiser showcases musicians’ side hustles: crafts, edible goods, jewellery and much more!

Continuum Contemporary Music and The Music Gallery present
THURSDAY-FRIDAY 06.04-05.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Continuum: Show Room
Door: $20-$25/Online: $15-$20
918 Bathurst St.

Operetta written by Atom Egoyan and Rodney Sharman

Din of Shadows and the Music Gallery present
SATURDAY 06.20.20 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Din Of Shadows VI: Mortal Chorus
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $12 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Din of Shadows returns to the MG combining music, dance and theatre.

Tickets available at musicgallery.org

918 Bathurst is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). We are working as quickly as possible with 918 Bathurst to make the building accessible for all. [this could be reasonably small text]

Tickets available at musicgallery.org

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