From Toronto’s Arraymusic:
Tuesday, June 2 @ 8PM
Array Session #32 – Presented by Arraymusic
An evening of improvisation by some of Toronto’s finest musicians, along with their friends and guests from out-of-town, heralds a return to the Columbia U Radio jams or the great tradition of CCMC Music Gallery evenings. Lineup: To be announced.
Nabil Amarshi – bass
Meghan Cheng – violin
Cheryl Ockrant – cello
Rick Sacks – perc
Bob Vespaziani – perc
Friday, June 5 – Doors between 7PM + 8PM
Wire Circus Trio In Concert – Presented by Alex Fournier
Pin your ears back as you witness consummate performers execute “glitchy, pixelated sounds through a filter of post literate magic realism… with a unique blend of circuit crushing colours and hardware hacking hyperbole.” Oh yeah.
Tuesday, June 9 @ 8PM
ALL AGES WELCOME
An ongoing series curated and presented by bassist and improviser, Michael Lynn, in association with Somewhere There and Arraymusic, Audiopollination is a vibrant series of concert events featuring a smorgasbord of improvised music and visuals. See audiopollination.ca for complete info on upcoming events + photos and streaming audio from past shows.
1.Pamala Palmer and Glen Hall
2. Neil D Retke (an Eel) + Dominique Banoun
3. Michael Kaler + Mike Daley+ Arnd Jurgensen + Martin Loomer
Friday, June 12 @ 8PM
Thin Edge New Music Collective Concert – Co-Presented w/Arraymusic
Recently returned from a tour of Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and East Vancouver, Thin Edge brings its fresh take on contemporary chamber music back home to T.O.
Sunday, June 14 @ 8PM
Somewhere There – Presented by Somewhere There in association w/ Arraymusic
On the Second Sunday of each month, Somewhere There presents two sets of creative music at the Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue) starting at 8pm. All events are are pay-what-you-can with a suggested cover of $10.
Wednesday, June 17 @ 8PM
Thursday, June 18 @ 8PM
How It Storms: An Opera For Gamelan and Voices By Allen Cole – Presented by The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan in Association w/ Arraymusic
“It is better to blaze up, even for a moment, than to smolder forever with desire.”
How It Storms taps into the mythologies that define the human condition. Cole and Roca have infused beauty and poignancy in the flawed and infallible. The Evergreen Club performs Coles’ music with…
LINEUP: Claire de Sévigné – Sopranno; Danielle McMillian – Mezzo; Chris Mayell – Tenor; Keith O’Brien – Baritone.
Saturday, June 20 @ 8PM
Snow, Oswald, Vandermark!
Presented by Rough Idea
A summer snow show in Toronto!
Ken Vandermark met Michael Snow in 1984 at the Music Gallery when Michael was playing there with the CCMC. The young Vandermark did not realize that Michael Snow the musician was also the Michael Snow, experimental filmmaker, that he was studying in the McGill film department. Vandermark has composed an homage So Is This [for Michael Snow] included on the solo okkadisk release Furniture Music. Michael Snow will perform in this concert just prior to his departure to Barcelona for an exhibition. The WYCIWYG film series continues throughout the year at TIFF, as curated by Chris Kennedy. John Oswald will join the musical meeting for one of the two sets of absolutely improvised music.
Lineup: Michael Snow (piano, Cat analogue synth); Ken Vandermark (multiple reeds); and John Oswald (alto Saxophone).
Saturday, June 27 @ 8PM
Audiopollination 31.2 – Presented by Somewhere There In Association w/Arraymusic
ALL AGES WELCOME $10 or PWYC
An ongoing series curated and presented by bassist and improviser, Michael Lynn, in association with Somewhere There and Arraymusic, Audiopollination is a vibrant series of concert events featuring a smorgasbord of improvised music and visuals. http://www.audiopollination.ca
Lineup: Featuring Kathryn Ladano
Sunday, June 28 @ 2PM
Toronto Improvisers’ Orchestra – Presented by TIO in association with Arraymusic
The TIO was formed to explore improvised music played by a large group of musicians. It uses a simplified version of hand signals made popular by Butch Morris. Come one, come all and join in!