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New Music 101:

New Music 101 is an exciting and unique opportunity to explore new directions in contemporary music! New Music 101 is a free public education event, presented by members of the Toronto New Music Alliance (TNMA) with the support of the Toronto Public Library. Sessions include engaging presentations that combine discussions, performances, and other demonstrations, in order to highlight different themes in contemporary music while also promoting local artists and ensembles. You will meet some of the most celebrated artists in Toronto, and discover the next generation of musicians and composers who are active in the city. No registration is required.

Monday, September 8: Toy Piano Composers and the Bicycle Opera Project

Explore contemporary opera and the everyday as these two exciting groups combine to share some of the best in DIY Opera in Toronto.

Monday, October 6: Arraymusic with Martha Baillie, and Music in the Barns

Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Baillie’s The Search For Heinrich Schlögel. Music in the Barns demonstrates their boundary-pushing performances through the interplay of acoustic instruments and live electronic processing. This session will be mounted at the Reference Library and Palmerston Library.

Monday, November 3: New Adventures in Sound Art, and Christina Petrowska Quilico

A guest artist from NAISA’s SOUNDplay series, and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico will each present on the relationship between visual imagery and sound as realized in their own artistic collaborations and pursuits.