NO MAN'S LAND
November marks the 20th anniversary of Toronto pioneer DJ MEDICINEMAN and his legendary radio mix on CIUT 89.5 FM!
For this milestone party, the No Man's Land spirit of diversity through community transcends the airwaves into a performance feast for the senses of INTERACTIVE ART, DANCE, STILTING, AERIALS, HOOPING, LIVE MUSIC, VISUALS and of course GLOBAL ELECTRONICA.
Hot off their sold out exhibit, the TORONTO VISIONARY ARTIST COLLECTIVE are set to dazzle us with interactive live painting and body art, alongside the hypnotic stylings of JAY TRIPPER framebows, and VJs SEKS + VESSEL's outerworld imagery. Electro violin madman DR. DRAW takes us on an eastward journey with his latest project featuring beatbox champion SCOTT JACKSON and the 6IX STIX, the official RAPTORS drum core! What?!? All set against a sensual CALABRA decor backdrop and Global Bass maestros SOOHAN, the MEDICINEMAN himself + Globetrotter fellow resident SYNAPPS.
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DR. DRAW AND THE STRANGE PARADE
The electro violin virtuoso and onstage madman is back at it with the debut of a project assembled for our communal pleasure. Dr. Draw has selected a gang of Toronto’s finest troubadours to wow us with a worldly set that will take us from Eastern Europe through the Balkans, and all the way to the Middle East. Also featuring Acote on drums, Canadian beatbox legend Scott Jackson, and Vivienne Wilder on bass, with a guest appearance by the Six Stix - the official Toronto Raptors street drum core!
SOOHAN ~ Toronto Debut!
In keeping with the lore of the No Man's Land radio mix, Stephen is set to take us on a multi-faceted journey across the globe, pulling from the traditional music of various cultures and the depths of our nostalgia. The man has developed somewhat of a cult following across the U.S. with such dancefloor anglings as trapped out Turkish folk music. Prepare for take-off!
TORONTO VISIONARY ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
Led by multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, teacher and community guru Raja Rhythmics, members of the TVAC collective invite us to explore the world of visionary art through their eyes and are set to dazzle us with live artistry and interactive body painting.
Opening the festivities with a deep journey into ethno electronic realms, the man of the hour needs no introduction. He has a hard-earned Master's Degree in Ethnomixology, his radio output has been among the top of the heap across the planet for 2 decades, he has played and produced countless world class events locally and abroad, and is a cultural ambassador and educator in the industry. With unity through diversity as his guide, Richard's mantra is simple... music is our medicine.
Closing the night with a foray into the depths of dancefloor grooves, Globetrotter resident, multi-instrumentalist, and alter ego of Snappy Homefry, synapps infuses us with moody harmonic soundscapes and syncopated global rhythms through Conscious Space n Bass.
The work of this design team is nothing short of spectacular. Calabra has been at the forefront of venue decor, working for many of the city's finest promoters and festivals. They are dedicated to transforming spaces into environments that visually inspire, with an emphasis on unique thematic connections that compliment and enhance the specifics and nature of the event setting.
VJ SEKS (Sound Advice)
Sabrina Elizabeth Kalli Somethings. She works in a variety of mediums for different reasons and feels that moving images keep painting a picture, while the mind is still processing what it sees. In this way the viewer might become less attached to interpreting what the eyes record and more in tune with the emotion of the moment... some things are more than just things.
VJ VESSEL (Chaos Syndicate)
+++ A SPECTACLE OF SITE ANIMATION & STAGE PERFORMANCES!
Friday, November 23
Mod Club Theatre
Doors @ 10:00pm
$25 advance (includes service fee!)