Plant Music: Castle If Nick Storring JFM Laura Swankey

Intersection Day 4:

Plant Music for Allan Gardens Conservatory:

Four composers will present music they have written for the plant life inside the green houses at Allan Gardens. Join us for a free afternoon of music & botanical enjoyment featuring:


Toronto kraut synth manipulator Castle If will be accompanied by a string trio for this special performance. She will play "Sansevieria Trifasciata" from her Plant Material recording, plus 2 new pieces for the plants of Allan Gardens! Castle If extracts eerie tones from repetitive electronics. Her haunting soundscapes belong in some heavenly cold storage locker. Vocals almost hidden, slither amongst synth hums. The cold gurgling of the future, mixed with some entrancing nostalgia that won't let you go.


For this performance psych dance mashup master JFM gets into the ambient zone with his new piece "Greener Grass". Culled from manipulated and sampled 90's new age CDs, intermingled with field recordings JFM creates a meditative soundscape for the plants of Allan Gardens. Live sampling of the green house sonics will further embed this piece into it's environment, as JFM prunes his piece to perfection.


Storring leads a small ensemble through a series of specially-composed open-ended compositions geared at interacting with the environs of Allan Gardens.



This event would not be possible without support from Psiphon, Canadian Heritage, Toronto Arts Councill, Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts Conseil des Arts du Canada, SOCAN Foundation - Fondation SOCAN, Canadian Music Centre, and The City of Toronto

Plant Music: Castle If Nick Storring JFM Laura Swankey

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