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The Music Gallery presents X AVANT X: MG40

The Music Gallery presents

X AVANT X: MG40

OCTOBER 15-18, 2015

ALL SHOWS AT THE MUSIC GALLERY, 197 JOHN ST

Tyondai Braxton/Absolutely Free/Lori Freedman

CCMC/New Chance/Keita Juma/Pantayo

The Music Gallery, Torontos Centre for Creative Music, presents the tenth edition of the X Avant New Music Festival of cutting edge, thought provoking music from October 15 to 18, 2015. This year we celebrate X Avant X: MG40, our 40th anniversary season, by reconsidering our past while always presenting sounds of the future.

Artistic Direction at the Music Gallery

https://www.musicgallery.org/artistic-direction-at-the-music-gallery/

Thursday 10.15.15

6PM

FREE EVENT

Musicworks Magazine editor Jennie Punter moderates a discussion between all the Music Gallerys Artistic Directors Jim Montgomery, John Gzowski, Jonathan Bunce, andDavid Dacks with recorded contributions from founding artistic director Al Mattes to explore how each has shaped the Music Gallery over the years.

Lori Freedman: The Virtuosity of Excess CCMC

https://www.musicgallery.org/lori-freedman-ccmc/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vHxYcoARPqL0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vkx3s2kcdU8

Thursday 10.15.15

Doors 7pm Concert 8pm

Tickets $20 regular $10 member, student $15 advance

Our founders, the mighty CCMC, open our festival. Lori Freedman, returns with a show entitled The Virtuosity of Excess, which travels throughout the clarinet family through six works. Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen.

MG Encore

https://www.musicgallery.org/mg-encore/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vg7m9mOhBSAk

Friday 10.16.15

Doors 7pm Concert 8pm Artists interview with Martin Arnold & Allison Cameron 7:15PM

Tickets $25 regular $15 member, student $20 advance

We take you on a journey spanning forty years of compositions, musicians, and history rooted in the walls of the Music Gallery: MG Encore, where we revisit four decades worth of commissions, partnerships, and works from members of our extended musical community.

Town Hall: The Music Gallery At 40

https://www.musicgallery.org/town-hall-the-music-gallery-at-40/

Saturday 10.17.15

1PM

FREE EVENT

This town hall is the heart of the X Avant festival. Our last town hall in 2006 helped us to renew our vision and move forward; the publics input is vital to the strategic plan that will guide us for years to come.

Tyondai Braxton New Chance Pantayo

https://www.musicgallery.org/tyondai-braxton-new-chance-pantayo/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vcYnK7ID9nI4

https://vimeo.com/80394757

http://pantayo.bandcamp.com/

Saturday 10.17.15

Doors 7pm Concert 8pm

Tickets $20 regular $10 member, student $15 advance

Tyondai Braxton ex-Battles deploys modular synthesizers, samples and visuals to bring his HIVE project to life. Healing Power Records Victoria Cheong creates expansive electronics as New Chance. Pantayo is an all-women gong ensemble based in Toronto whose music is grounded in the kulintang music traditions of the Philippines.

Absolutely Free Keita Juma

https://www.musicgallery.org/absolutely-free-keita-juma/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vi25Co2jEgRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vR3SxoohUUdU

Sunday 10.18.15

Doors 7pm Concert 8pm

Tickets $15 regular $10 member, student $13 advance

Absolutely Free creates a hypnotic, patient music that integrates analog electronics, African polyrhythms, psychedelia, Bollywood, and Krautrock. Keita Juma is a Mississauga-based rapper/producer whose new EP Nights In Space hits the street in advance of X Avant. Absolutely Free will taked the visual design reins for the evening.


The Music Gallery presents X AVANT X: MG40

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