Arraymusic in September and October

Source: Toronto’s Arraymusic.

Presented by eVoid in assoc. w/Arraymusic
THE EVOID COLLECTIVE MONTHLY DANCE JAM – An All Ages Show
Fri., September 18; 7:30PM; $10 or PWYC
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Featuring: The eVoid Collective, Leader: Pierre Mongeon (piano/trumpet), who produces a unique event that inspires and uplifts, offering flowing interaction with intuitive spirited soundscapes… “Get lost in smooth etheric chill vibes, liberating heavy jungle grooves, formless chaotic tapestries and everything in between.” And you can dance barefoot, or… simply sit back and enjoy.

Presented by Arraymusic
PERCUSSION WORKSHOP FOR COMPOSERS
Sun., September 20 @ 1PM; $20
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Composers explore new sounds, learn best compositional tactics and bring in a percussion part for one-on-one consultations with Array Artistic Director Rick Sacks, and to discuss with others, as well as experiment with timbral combinations and logistics.

BLY DE BLYANT (NORWAY)
with
CAUSINGS (NYC)
with
FISHER+HUNDEVAD
Sun., September 20; 8:30PM; $5 – $20
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Presented by Somewhere There in assoc. w/Arraymusic – An All Ages Show
Featuring: 8:30PM Fisher+Hundevad: Colin Fisher (drums/guitar/percussion/saxophone), Mark Hundevad (vibraphone).
9PM Causings: Derek Baron (flute/electronics/percussion/mbira), Sandy Gordon (percussion/electronics), Adam Gundersheimer (electronics/percussion/keyboard/guitar), James Krivchenia (electronics), John Welsh (guitar).
10PM Bly de Blyant: Shahzad Ismaily (bass/electronics), Hilmar Jensson (guitar), Øyvind Skarbø (drums).
Attend this one, if for no other reason than that some of its principals wear fuzzy animal costumes head to toe then go running around in the woods to catch a photo op; plus their names are so damn cool. In my next life, please call me Øyvind… Or because this is said (Bly de Blyant): “The beats here lay the road ahead like a steel railway line – and use its throbs of energy to power the more melodious textures that splash upon and around the rhythmic lines, gathering into resonant and familiar chord changes and then spilling outward as impulsive monologues of whatever.”

Sun., September 27
TORONTO IMPROVISERS’ ORCHESTRA / TIO
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Presented by TIO in assoc. w/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!

Presented by Somewhere There in assoc. w/Arraymusic – An all Ages Show
Sun., September 27; 8PM
AUDIOPOLLINATION
An ongoing series the last Sunday of each month
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Curated and presented by bassist and improviser, Michael Lynn, Audiopollination is a vibrant series of concert events that feature a smorgasbord of improvised music and visuals.

Co-presented by The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Noon Hour Series w/Arraymusic
ARRAY AT THE COC
Tues., September 29 @ 12 PM, FREE
@ The Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Performances by The Array Ensemble with Special Guest Sopranos Ilana Zarankin and Brooke Dufton.
Featuring: Works by two outstanding composers, Barbara Monk Feldman and Linda Catlin Smith — both which include voice — this is a particularly fitting concert for the noon hour series as The Canadian Opera Company premieres Barbara’s new opera this season. We celebrate Barbara’s work by performing Love Shards of Sappho (2001), a work of ethereal beauty for chamber ensemble and soprano. Also on the program, Hieroglyphs, a suite of 9 dictionary definitions set to music by Linda Catlin Smith.

Presented by Arraymusic in collaboration w/ The Toronto Public Library System and Toronto New Music Alliance.
Sat., October 3; 2 PM; FREE
NEW MUSIC 101
@ The Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Featuring: Special guest singer: Brooke Dufton and Linda Catlin Smith’s Hieroglyphs, which consists of definitions of nine words, drawn from dictionaries dating From 1859, 1906 and 1939. The list of words, and of definitions, was assembled by Elissa Poole and Linda C. Smith.
*special support provided by The SOCAN Foundation

Presented by Arraymusic
Tues., October 27; 8PM; $20
REDEFINING THE 20th CENTURY
@ St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto M5J 1W9
Featuring: Array Pianist Stephen Clarke w/ special guests Violist Vincent Royer (France) and Cellist Émilie Girard-Charest (Montreal) perform works by Émilie Girard-Charest, Horatiu Radulescu (Romanian-French), Vincent Royer and Giacinto Scelsi (Italian).
Array Ensemble Pianist Stephen Clarke performs on a Bösendorfer piano with the extended range that is required to play Radulescu’s final piano composition — giving us the rare opportunity to hear this work, especially in the company of Scelsi/Radulescu specialist Vincent Royer who will shed light on the outstanding contributions of one of the 20th Century’s most influential and original composers. Like the finest of wines, the Bösendorfer produces sounds that are richer, darker, and more full bodied than other pianos.

Presented by Arraymusic
Fri., October 30; 8PM
THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC OF GILLES GOBEIL!
@ The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto, ON
Featuring: The Array Ensemble performs the electronic music of one of the world’s foremost acousmatic and mixed music composers, Gilles Gobeil (Quebec), who brings his rich palette of sounds to one of Toronto’s more intimate rooms, The Array Space. And, Suzanne Binet-Audet (Quebec) performs a trilogy composed by Gilles on the Ondes Martinot — one of the earliest electronic instruments now rarely seen! Gilles also presents a selection of recent acoustic works, and Rick Sacks reprises Gilles monster-piece GOLEM for MalletKat.