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This Week in Music: Marc De Pape's "The Chime," Bjork at Echo Beach, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z kick off summer tour

This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.

IN THE NEWS

Marc De Pape unveils "The Chime"

This is one of the cooler stories that I've come across in the last while. Marc De Pape, the Toronto-based artist who previously played guitar for Reverie Sound Revue, has unveiled a unique new project - The Chime: Scoring The City. By placing 18 wind chime-inspired sensors at various locations throughout Toronto, De Pape has taken the ever-present city sounds and converted them into ambient music. The project consists of 14 different tracks, and it's rather remarkable to hear what can be done with the everyday sounds that we often take for granted. Head on over to De Pape's official site to see and hear the performances in video and audio form (which can also be heard above).

THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS

TUESDAY JULY 16 / BJORK / ECHO BEACH / 909 LAKESHORE W / $81.50 - $104 / ALL AGES

For her first appearance in Toronto in over five years, Icelandic artist Bjork is bringing her groundbreaking multimedia project/album Biophilia to Echo Beach. The album, which came out in late 2011, was released as a series of iPad apps which coincide with the live tour. Bjork describes it as a project that "encompasses music, apps, Internet, installations, and live shows." Very 21st century of her. In all seriousness, though, this is your opportunity to see a truly unique artist at a great outdoor venue. Give it a look.

WEDNESDAY JULY 17 / JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JAY-Z / ROGERS CENTRE / 1 BLUE JAYS WAY / $53.85 - $297.60 / ALL AGES

Love them or hate them, you'd be hard-pressed to find bigger artists in pop/hip-hop than Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. This is the kick-off show for their "Legends of Summer Tour," and you can expect an absolutely huge and lively crowd. Insane ticket prices and poor venue aside, this will be one of the biggest concerts of the summer.

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WHAT WE GOT UP TO LAST WEEK

Photo of Bjork courtesy of Guido A.J. Stevens on Flickr.


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