From Toronto’s Arraymusic:
Intersection @ Dundas Square: Saturday, September 6 all day. Organized by Contact Contemporary Music, this jam-packed marathon offers information dissemination and performances by our top contemporary music organizations which will be taking the stages and manning the tables to distribute brochures, CDs and raise awareness for events happening this year. At 4 pm Array percussionist Rick Sacks performs his own original opera mashup, Andronicus, and Gilles Gobeil‘s GOLEM.
Audiopollination 22.1: Tuesday September 9, 8 pm; this monthly Somewhere There series @ Array Space often includes visual manipulations of live performances projected onto Array’s large video screen. $10 or PWYC; features members: Paul Newman (saxophone), Aldwyn Hogg Jr. (piano), Peter Lutek (saxophone), Elliott Fienberg (keyboard/laptop), Aisha Sasha John (dance), Shahriyar Jamshidi (violin/kamancheh), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello), Ian Bain (guitar), Phookie Nijjit (trombone), Nodoubt Fersure (guitar).
Array Session #27: Wednesday,September 10, 8pm, presents Arraymusic’s evenings of improvisation. Rick Sacks puts together a different Array of Toronto’s finest musicians and out of town guests each Session, heralding a return to the 1970s Columbia U Radio jams; this Session features Robert Appleton (computer generated video), Ted Phillips (electronics) Edwin Huizinga (violin), and Rick Sacks (percussion); FREE/PWYC (presented with special support from The SOCAN Foundation).
Audiopollination 22.2: Saturday, September 13, 8 pm, features Raphael Foisy-Coulture (bass), Arnd Jurgensen (guitar/banjo), Evan Tighe (drums/percussion), Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet), Michael Kaler (bass), Aaron Leaney (saxophone), and William Davison (electronics).
Somewhere There: Sunday, September 14, 8 pm, features Ryan Brouwer, Christine Duncan, and Margarita Night.
The Array Ensemble at The Gladstone Hotel: Tuesday, September 16, 8 pm, performs the music of Nic Gotham at Martha Baillie‘s Book Launch of The Search for Heinrich Schlôgel.
Kelsey Mcnulty: Wednesday, September 17 8:30 pm; CD Release Concert and the Toronto stop on her Southern Ontario tour.
E-void Collective Dance Jam: Friday, September 19, 7:30 pm; take your shoes off and dance!
Somewhere There: Saturday, September 20, 8 pm, features pianist Ali Berkok.
The Array/Evergreen Community Gamelan Meetup: Sunday, September 21, 7 pm, invites you to come join in the music making! This monthly, casual, hands-on activity allows amateurs and trained musicians alike the opportunity to play gamelan instruments. As one participant said, “As soon as you start playing, these sounds put you into a ‘zone’.
The Meandering Streams of Consciousness: Friday, September 26, 8 pm, offers a new co-produced series led by Avesta Nakhaei.
Culture Days – Free Percussion Workshop: Saturday, September 27, 2 pm to 4:30 pm, is presented by Rick Sacks who invites you to join in an afternoon of music making on a treasure trove of percussion instruments (all levels are welcome).
Debra Brody CD Release – Portal of Sound: Saturday, September 27, 8 pm, features special guests Ian Desouza and dancer Joanna Desouza.
Toronto Improvisers’ Orchestra: Sunday, September 28, 2 pm, offers this even open to improvising musicians that uses hand signals to sculpt real-time compositions.
Thin Edge New Music Ensemble – Unusual Spectrum IV Concert: Sunday, September 28, 8 pm, offers an eclectic evening of contemporary chamber music, including works by Luigi Nono, Alex Mincek, and Chaya Czernowin, and features special guest guitarist Nilan Perera.