drone day toronto 2015

Drone Day to return to Toronto for second year

National Drone Day, undoubtedly one of Canada's newest and most unique holidays (its inaugural appearance was May 10, 2014) will return in 2015 on May 9 with over twenty events across Canada from Halifax to Iqaluit.

Not an excuse for Deadmau5 to shoot at flying gadgets, Drone Day is rather a celebration of drone music's dreamy or foreboding, nearly formless sound - think that Justin Bieber song slowed down 800%, Nadja's most ambient works, or the gentle hum of your space heater. Yes, Canada has a day entirely focused around experimental music. Maybe we're not so messed up after all.

Drone Day is an initiative from Weird Canada and Wyrd Distro's Marie Claire Flanagan, who states: "Drone music... is a re-imagining, a redefining of the ears' relationship to silence... easy to understand but broad enough to encapsulate a wide variety of experimental streams. It's a fixed-point singleton for the avant-garde; challenging, yet accessible to the layperson, with a creative path stretching onto infinite horizons."

Toronto's only 2015 event so far is the return of Ambient Ping's matinee, moving from Array Space to napper's paradise Ratio on College from 2:15-4:30pm sharp with Anomolous Distubances (Vancouver) and dreamSTATE. 2014 also featured evening events at the Tranzac with Black Walls and at May with Egyptrixx's A/B til Infinity (and napping couches).

More events around Toronto will be announced in the coming weeks. If you'd like to participate in Drone Day, email Weird Canada.

Will you take a drone selfie on Drone Day? Let us know in the comments.

Photo of Ratio by Matt Forsythe.


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