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A headphone concert series at the Toronto Public Library
On Sundays in Autumn 2019
Quiet Concerts is a series of experimental music performances at the Toronto Public Library, hosted by artist-in-residence Christopher Willes. Each event features musicians and poets in an intimate low-volume concert, which is broadcast on site in a wireless headphone mix. Audience members are invited to wander the library, read a book, or watch up close while the performance plays out in their ears. The series presents an unusual concert scenario in the public library setting, reflecting on the sensorial relationships between reading and listening, and the embodied effects of quietude.
// September 15th 2pm, Robin Dann [facebook]
// September 29th 3pm, Gayle Young & Thomas Gill [facebook]
// October 6th 3pm, Phillippe Melanson & Christopher Dela Cruz [facebook]
// October 20th 3pm, Germaine Lui & Aisha Sasha John [facebook]
// October 29th 3pm, Karen Ng & Fan Wu [facebook]
Project: Christopher Willes
Production assistance: Maria Patricia Abuel
Special thanks: Radha Shilash, Raymond Bai, Erika Hennebury, Phillippe Melanson, & Pony.
Part of the Toronto Arts Council’s Artists in the Library Program