Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp Departures July 15


Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp + Sam Shalabi

Concert in Departures Series

Departures returns to the live realm with Swiss minimalist post punk big band Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp and Montreal oud outsider Sam Shalabi!

OTPMD seamlessly sews influences from free jazz, minimalist krautrock, post punk within the big band format. From gracefully heart felt minimalist ballads to ripping avant rock jammers the band flexes its muscles without ever tearing the shirt. Kicking the night off revered oud player, composer, avant trouble-causer Sam Shalabi merges traditional Arabic tendencies with free jazz into a concoction that is both beautiful and biting.


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). This event will have projected visuals, includes amplified sound and will not include additional scents

We will have ear plugs, sunglasses, and a ‘therapeutic room’ for those that need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to david@musicgallery.org


We expect all attendees and community members to respect one another, and to respect the work that was created for you to explore. We will not tolerate harm or harmful behaviour of any kind. 

Part of the Departures Series, curated by Tad Michalak


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