Celebrate Paul Dutton at 70
Paul Dutton is 70 this year, and to mark the milestone, we are staging a special performance to pay tribute to the man and his accomplishments.
Musicians, writers, and performers from around the world will gather in person and by video to be part of this very special night celebrating to one of Canada's most dynamic pioneers in the literary and sonic arts.
This celebration of Paul Dutton brings together performers/writers Michael Snow, John Oswald, John Kamevaar, John Farah, Steve McCaffery, Mari-Lou Rowley, Gary Barwin, Anne Michaels, Donkey Lopez Stuart Ross, Ray Dillard, Steve Lederman, Jenny Sampirisi, Margaret Christakos, Shannon Macguire, Eric Schmaltz, W. Mark Sutherland w/ Nobuo Kobuta, Steve Venright, Chris Tonelli, Karl Jirgens, Jay Millar Gregory Betts, David Lee, Dan Waber, Christian Bk, Jaap Blonk, a.rawlings, and more. Paul himself will join his CCMC bandmates in a brief performance.
About Paul Dutton:
From his work with the legendary Four Horsemen, to his riveting improvisations with CCMC and many other musicians, from his collaborations with R. Murray Schafer, Lee Ranaldo, Phil Minton, and Trevor Wishart, to his highly regarded fiction and poetry in print and his widely acclaimed solo performances, Paul has made it his lifes work to uncompromisingly test the boundaries of voice, word, and music.
Paul has performed at music and literary festivals across Canada, throughout Europe and the U.S., and in South America. Henri Chopin has called him an incontestably great innovator; The Wire has dubbed him fascinating, inventive, grippingly obsessive and ranked him with Schwitters, Artaud, and Gysin. As an oral sound artist Paul has helped redefine the musical potential of human utterance. As a writer, he has plumbed the musicality of the paragraph, the sentence, and the word.
Tuesday, March 4, 7 pm
268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto