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NASA – Noise Against Sexual Assault
Jul
10
to Jul 11

NASA – Noise Against Sexual Assault

TW: Sexual Assault

NASA (Noise Against Sexual Assault) show is a safe and welcoming gathering place for assault survivors to celebrate the outsider and underground sounds that inspire us to imagine new paradigms outside of a patriarchal society.

Similar shows will be taking place in the US.

Join us for a night of noise, dark electronic, and doom rock in support of sexual assault survivors and in solidarity with Larkin Grimm, who in early 2016 wrote a post detailing a sexual assault against her by Michael Gira of Swans. Gira admitted via his publicist to Pitchfork that the assault took place but refused to call it rape, terming it “an awkward mistake.” After attempting to discuss Gira’s actions with him, Grimm lost her place on Gira’s label, Young God Records. Grimm wrote: “Sending my love to # Kesha I know how you feel. At least I got out of my record deal, though I was never offered another one after that.” Gira cancelled his Australian tour after protests with no official reason given, yet plans to tour in North America this summer and fall.

We are disappointed at Gira’s replication of mainstream abusive power dynamics and his deflection of responsibility for his actions. Many of us would have gone to see Swans on July 10th at the Danforth had Gira not behaved in this way.

This show is a safe and welcoming gathering place for assault survivors to celebrate the outsider and underground sounds that inspire us to imagine new paradigms outside of a patriarchal society. Many of us would have gone to see Swans on July 10th at the Danforth had we not become aware of of Gira's actions.

These problems are not limited to Gira’s actions, nor do they originate with him. His is merely a representative case of the abuses that can and do occur in the field of arts & culture. It is important to remember that these abuses, and those who commit them, are products of, exist within, and replicate our broader culture. We believe it is within the realm of possibility for art & music to make us consider and question the nature of the power that we wield, and which operates in us – in short, to function as a site of counter-cultural production.

In October 2015 Double Double Land was home to an assault. Toronto’s DIY venues are themselves host to acts of violence, both physical and emotional. NASA (noise against sexual assault) is organizing in order to create a safer and more inclusive space within the Toronto’s DIY music scenes. It is hoped that this show will lead to engagement with other venues to work towards a coalition of spaces that are willing to operate by an agreed-upon standard of values and actions to provide a safer environment for all who attend events in them.

$5-$10 PWYC proceeds going to Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural Women Against Rape http://trccmwar.ca/

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blythwood winds: hogtown roundup
Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

blythwood winds: hogtown roundup

Each year Blythwood Winds premieres newly composed Canadian works for woodwind quintet on its Hogtown Roundup series. 

This coming season we revisit what makes this city tick with Hogtown Roundup: Toronto Graffiti on June 12th, 2016 at Heliconian Hall! We are excited to announce that this concert will be co-curated by Elisha Denburg, co-Artistic Director of the Toy Piano Composers and General Manager of the Canadian League of Composers. Along with a new commission from Denburg, we will be featuring premieres of works by Jason DoellBekah Simms, and Alex Eddington. There will be multidisciplinary elements to this performance with a focus on local graffiti and street art. 

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Invisible Parallel
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Invisible Parallel

In our piece "Invisible Parallel", we will travel through the city carrying audio transmission devices for live streaming. From the perspective of the audience, both sources of transient urban soundscapes combine into a single electro-acoustic piece in the absence of the performers who are unaware of the other’s contribution to the collaboration.

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Ignite: an interdisciplinary experience
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ignite: an interdisciplinary experience

Artists from across Ontario will converge at the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) in Toronto to take part in Ignite—an intensive one-day workshop and performance facilitated by Musica Reflecta and Jumblies Theatre. Ignite is part of the Opus: Testing workshop series founded by Musica Reflecta which provides composers with unique opportunities for artistic collaboration.

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Dominions at INTERsection
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

Dominions at INTERsection

The Music Gallery and Intersection present

SHALABI EFFECT
https://soundcloud.com/annihaya-records/2-02-beauty-queen-crime-scene

JASON DOELL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTZOwdD2UuA

Part of the Departures Series
Sunday September 6
Doors: 8pm | Concert: 9pm
The Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St.
Tickets: $12 Regular | $8 members/students | $10 Advance at musicgallery.org

Shalabi Effect have been making genre-defying improvised gonzo psychedelic music for over 2 decades. The band consists of Sam Shalabi, who’s many projects also include the formidable Land of Kush Egyptian psychedelic orchestra among his brave solo releases and numerous projects, Anthony Von Seck, guitarist and setar player, Will Eizlini, experimental composer and tabla player, and Alexandre St. Onge experimental musician and sonic explorer.

The band has released several albums internationally, with their 6th album in the works. Shalabi Effect have created a special EP release for the summer tour schedule available at the shows in a personalized artful packaging by Will Eizlini.

Jason Doell is a Toronto composer whose work often skirts the edges of chamber music and sound art. He last appeared at the Music Gallery as part of a sonic dance titled Wild Bengal Tigers (with Germaine Liu), judged by BlogTO to be one of Toronto’s top concerts of 2014. Jason won the Canadian Music Centre’s Toronto Emerging Composer Award last year as well. He’ll be performing with his new ensemble Dominions, a band that he has put together to perform quiet and delicate chamber music pieces outside of typical chamber music settings. Personnel: Anastasia Tchernikova on piano, Evan Lamberton on cello and Jason Doell on guitar.
www.jasondoell.com

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Nidus - Accumulations
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

Nidus - Accumulations

Nideans are creatures of temporal magnitudes, chronoprospectors surfing the möbiusoïdal machinations wherein materials become wholly alienated. The drone is their natural habitat; a conceptual and visceral space in which bodies are retuned and thought is molecularized. Scales are crossed without warning, normative half-lives of gestures stretched across qualitative boundaries. The French understand its darker vectors: "avoir le bourdon" is to vibrate at a ruminative frequency, where focus is dispersed, horizontalized. A ground, shifting, against which dynamic processes can be scrutinized in their unfolding. The thicket-texturing typical of Nidean ventures affords manifold entry points, trajectories tripping categories by sheer durational momentum, confusions, convolutions. A festering ecology where lateral collusions and tunnels of autonomy magically coexist. Multiple nests (nidi), points of origination, accumulation, baiting and switching, the whole ungraspable, eluding the demons of containment.

We invite you to partake in a 6-hour symbiotonotopic experiment August 16 between 5 PM and 11PM. Ingress and egress are at your discretion.

http://thenidus.bandcamp.com/
Marc Couroux/ Jason Doell/ Matthew Ramolo

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