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Announcing the Second Half of the Music Gallery’s 2018-19 Season

Published on: December 18, 2018

 



The Music Gallery, Toronto’s Centre For Creative Music, is pleased to announce the second half of its 2018-19 season.

Highlights include:

  • The Toronto premiere of Foxconn Frequency (No. 3) for three visibly Chinese performers  by Vancouver’s Hong Kong Exile (Feb 22-23, Factory Theatre). Featuring Bang On A Can’s Vicky Chow, who has electrified Music Gallery audiences in the past, this multimedia production is a deconstructive take on piano pedagogy, manufacturing ethics, and the relationship between labour and sound.  
  • To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation by Pauline Oliveros (Feb 17,Toronto City Hall council chambers). Oliveros’ landmark feminist work addresses “How do you go beyond what you know how to do?” in musical terms and as an act of community building. Featuring Alanna Stuart, Anne Bourne, Thom Gill and many more. 
  • Raven Chacon mini-festival (April 12-14)  We team up with long time partners Arraymusic and Native Women In The Arts to present a mini-festival dedicated to Navajo composer, visual artist and noise practitioner Raven Chacon, including the world premiere of his work For Zitkala Sa, the first Native American opera librettist.

Our second half begins with the next edition of our acclaimed Emergents series featuring April Aliermo (Hooded Fang) and Sun Sun (Above Top Secret) building on what they learned as part of the EQ: Women In Electronic Music program.

The Music Gallery presents
Emergents II: Sun Sun + April Aliermo
part of the Emergents Series
$12 / $8 Members, Students / $12 Advance
918 Bathurst St.
Curated by Sara Constant

Since 2016, EQ: Women in Electronic Music has served as a space for education, mentorship and community-building for women and non-binary folks who create electronic music. Developed by composer Rose Bolton in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre and with the support of Musica Reflecta, EQ is a special part of Toronto’s artistic community.

This Emergents concert features two former participants of EQ, who have since been exploring new forms of experimentation with electronics and sound. Sun Sun (Francesca Nocera) is a DJ, producer, visual artist, clothing designer and filmmaker, known for her work with electronic/dub/grunge/hip hop mash-up group Above Top Secret, Ayo Leilani’s Witch Prophet, and  label/presenter 88 Days Of Fortune, which now goes by the name Fortune Booking. Here, Sun Sun will present new work: a musical and visual experience featuring experimental electronic soundscapes, video projections, and minimal vocals.

In the second half, April Aliermo (from Hooded Fang and Phèdre) will present Artemis of Colour, her first large-scale project as a solo musical artist. Playing synth and samplers and working with audio-responsive visuals by Sahar Homami (performed live by Kat Estacio), Aliermo will create meditative, electroacoustic soundscapes around themes of women’s empowerment.

Concert Schedule 01.19  to 06.19

All shows at 918 Bathurst St. except where indicated
Tickets available at musicgallery.org except where indicated


SATURDAY 01.19.18 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Emergents: April Aliermo + Sun Sun
$12 / $8 Mem, Stu / $12 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Graduates of EQ: Women In Electronic Music continue to break new ground.
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THURSDAY 02.14.19 7PM
A reading by IONE
PWYC
A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst St.

Pauline Oliveros’ partner reads from her memoir Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color 
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SATURDAY 02.16.19 2PM
Sounding Difference
FREE
918 Bathurst St.

Our third Listening Choir invitational of the year in which participants are invited to an experience of shared creative expression
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SUNDAY 02.17.19 7PM (Doors 6:30PM)
To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation
FREE
City Hall Council Chambers
100 Queen St. W.

Pauline Oliveros` landmark feminist work stage in the seat of municipal power in Toronto
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FRIDAY-SATURDAY 02.22-23.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Foxconn Frequency (No. 3)
$35 / $25 Mem, Stu / $30 Adv
On sale at factorytheatre.ca
Factory Theatre

A work of “algorithmic theatre” that incorporates real-time game mechanics, piano pedagogy, 3D-printing, and the poetry of former Foxconn worker Xu Lizhi
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SUNDAY 03.24.19 2PM
History of Bathurst St. Sounds
FREE
A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst St.

Exploring our neighbourhoods nightspots, musical locales and personalities over the years. Part of Myseum`s Intesection 2019 programming.
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FRIDAY 03.29.10 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Emergents: Happenstance + Jana Luksts
$12 / $8 Mem, Stu / $12 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Two side-by-side takes on the future of the classical recital.
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FRIDAY-SUNDAY 04.12-14.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Raven Chacon Mini-Festival
$20 / $10 Mem, Stu / $15 Adv (Fri-Sat
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $13 Adv (Sun)
$30 festival pass
918 Bathurst St.

Three nights celebrating the work of Navajo composer Raven Chacon including the world premiere of For Zitkála-Šá
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THURSDAY 04.18.19 9:30PM (Doors 9PM)
Nadah El Shazly + ZOE
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $13 Adv
Burdock, 1152 Bloor St. W.

Egyptian musician released one of the most creative albums of 2018, Ahwar, and guested with Sam Shalabi`s Land of Kush Orchestra
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SUNDAY 04.28.19 3PM (Doors 2:30PM)
Sounding Difference
FREE
918 Bathurst St.

Our final edition of the Listening Choir sessions this year
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FRIDAY 05.03.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Emergents: Din Of Shadows
$12 / $8 Mem, Stu / $12 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Assembling a team of performers, composers, dancers, and visual artists, Din of Shadows uses the idea of a ‘modern mythology’ as a starting point for the creation of new, interdisciplinary works.
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TUESDAY 06.04.18 6PM
Nothing To Say And Saying It
FREE
Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.

Jerry Pergolesi of Contact/ContaQt is interviewed by Sara Constant about queerness in the concert hall
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FRIDAY 06.14.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Quatuor Bozzini
$20 / $10 Mem, Stu / $15 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

The Toronto premiere of French electronic legend Eliane Radigue’s commission for Quatuor Bozzini. “Occam Delta XV”

Co-presentations:


FRIDAY 02.08.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Elizabeth Shepherd: MONtreal
$30 / $20 Mem / $25 Adv
918 Bathurst St.
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SATURDAY 02.16.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Canadian Arabic Orchestra Quartet
$30 / $20 Mem, Stu / $25 Adv
918 Bathurst St.
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THURSDAY 03.07.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble
$20 / $10 Mem, Stu / $20 Adv
918 Bathurst St.
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SATURDAY 03.30.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Continuum: Pivot
$20 / $15 Mem / $20 Adv
918 Bathurst St.
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FRIDAY 05.10.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Continuum: RadioFanik
$20 / $15 Mem / $20 Adv
918 Bathurst St.
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SATURDAY 06.15.19 8PM (Doors 7:30PM)
TCML Showcase 2019
$15 / $10 Mem, Stu / $12 Adv
918 Bathurst St.

Tickets available at musicgallery.org

Accessibility:
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.

For media requests please contact:

David Dacks
Artistic Director
The Music Gallery
david@musicgallery.org
416-204-1080

 

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