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X Avant XI: Reverberations featuring Sarah Neufeld Pauline Oliveros Roscoe Mitchell Egyptrixx

X Avant XI: REVERBERATIONS, October 13-16

FULL EVENT LISTINGS BELOW and at https://www.musicgallery.org/xavantxi

FESTIVAL PASS just $40

So much in music depends on reverb. It colours our perception and enjoyment of sound. Take it away and music becomes unnatural, pour it on and it billows up all around you. Different types of reverb help codify music, whether booming Jamaican dub, atmospheric jazz, or intimate and precise techno. Reverberation also relates to how ideas move through the world, where, over time, a single stimulus can produce a great impact: we see this every day in social media. This year, X Avant investigates how sounds and ideas journey far beyond their origins.

Thursday 10.13.16

EGYPTRIXX DUN DUN BAND DEENZI

$15 regular, $13 advance, $10 members/students

Internationally renowned local "celestial club music" producer Egyptrixx has toured the world playing festivals such as Sonar, Roskilde and MUTEK over the years. He promises something special for his first Music Gallery appearance. The motorik rhythms of Craig Dunsmuir's Dun Dun Band and "ancient Asian to the future" electronic duo Deenzi open the show.

Friday 10.14.16

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Artist Talk

at York University, 11AM

Free

Co-presented with Sensorium Centre and Dispersion Lab, School of The Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University

Pauline Oliveros has inspired multiple generations of musicians, artists and beyond with her approach to music. She was a trailblazer in electronic music and theory, contemporary of Terry Riley and Steve Reich and founder of the concept of Deep Listening. In the first of three X Avant events, Oliveros enlightens us with one of her profound yet humourous addresses at York University.

Friday 10.14.16

PAULINE OLIVEROS, IONE, ANNE BOURNE, DOUG VAN NORT MERGANZER

$20 regular, $15 advance, $10 members/students

Co-presented with Sensorium Centre and Dispersion Lab, School of The Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University

A multi-channel exploration into timbre, gesture and ephemeral improvisation. Pauline Oliveros digital accordion, Iones improvised, sanguine poetry, Toronto avant-cello luminary Anne Bourne Jane Siberry, Eve Egoyan and electronic improviser & Canada Research Chair holder Doug Van Nort collaborate in the round. Merganzer is violin/electronics by Mika Posen ex Timber Timbre, Forest City Lovers.

Saturday 10.15.16

Deep Listening intensive conducted by ANNE BOURNE

Music Gallery Courtyard, 4PM

Free

Deep Listening is Pauline Oliveros' life's work of listening to everything there is to listen to all the time. The Center for Deep Listening is now at at R.P.I. in NY. The mission of the Center is to steward the continued development of artistic expression, humanitarian scholarship, and understanding of human perception and cognition begun by Oliveros with her innovative Deep Listening practice decades ago. Deep Listening Artist Anne Bourne will lead participants in experiential listening meditations and sounding pieces composed by Oliveros. Presented in our outdoor courtyard.

Saturday 10.15.16

Reverberations: NOAH MINTZ

6PM

Free

Mintz, who as chief mastering engineer at Toronto's renowned Lacquer Channel has perfected albums by Broken Social Scene, LAL and The Weakerthans, is a compelling and hilarious speaker. Here he speaks about psychoacoustics in a talk entitled "Why is MP3 and streaming audio quality killing our love of music and why didn't you know that?".

Saturday 10.15.16

SARAH NEUFELD: THE RIDGE DIALECTICA

$20 regular, $15 advance, $10 members/students

Arcade Fire violinist's new touring project follows her album release in Spring 2016. The Ridge picks up where her solo debut Hero Brother left off - still atmospheric, but more propulsive. Neufelds attention to reverberant spaces will be an especially powerful match with the Music Gallerys fine acoustic space. Shannon Graham's new equal parts classical/jazz saxophone quartet, Dialectica, leads off.

Saturday 10.15.16

TRP LATE NIGHT

$10 regular, $8 advance, $5 students

with Andrew Ross The Love Below, Diana McNally Automaticamore and Patricia Club Fitness

Visuals by Romar Johnson and Ian Cheung.

at Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Av. 416 971-4273, 10PM doors

After Sarah Neufeld, head over to Cinecycle where TRP, Toronto's best web radio station, re-emerges from hiatus to collaborate with us on a DJ-and-visuals-oriented late night affair.

Sunday 10.16.16

Music Gallery History series: featuring MOTION

At OCADU Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul St., 6PM, FREE

"Bang The Furnace: Music, Culture & Identity in Torontos Black Aural Spaces" is MC, spoken word artist, radio host and playwright Motion's contribution to the Music Gallery's new History Series. Part presentation, part turntablism don't miss one of Toronto hip hop's foundational figures as she charts the reverberations of this city's past into the present.

Sunday 10.16.16

ROSCOE MITCHELL AND THE MONTREAL-TORONTO ART ORCHESTRA

$25 regular, $20 advance, $15 members/students

co-produced by Musique Rayonnante and Toronto Creative Orchestra Projects

This is an historic occasion! Roscoe Mitchell has been one of the most important voices in jazz since the 1960s. Mitchell, a saxophonist, composer, co-founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and a member of groundbreaking community-music organization, the Association For the Advancement of Creative Musicians, leads a 15-piece all-star Montreal/Toronto orchestra feat Marilyn Lerner, Jean Derome, Lori Freedman, Nick Fraser and more through his own compositions.


X Avant XI: Reverberations featuring Sarah Neufeld Pauline Oliveros Roscoe Mitchell Egyptrixx

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