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Radar: Audiopollination #8, Collectively Speaking, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Bjork, Summer Swap

Toronto events on July 16th, 2013

MUSIC | Audiopollination #8
Audiopollination is a monthly musical presentation by TO's most active, and genuinely underground experimental music organization, Somewhere There. Tonight's Audiopollination takes place at Array Music, and features guitarist Ken Aldcroft in a series of short duet performances with a wide variety of music partners. Aldcroft is member of a number of TO musical ensembles, including Alaniaris, Hat And Beard, his own Convergence Ensemble, and many others. Tonight's collaborators include Tiina Kiik, on accordion, saxophonist Paul Newman, percussionist Raphael Roter, Bob Vespaziani playing wave drum, pianist Avesta Nakhaei, and several others. There will an additional dimension to this collaboration, as well, with Adam Rosen and John Creson (aka. SOAR) providing visuals throughout the evening.
Array Music (155 Walnut Avenue) 8PM, PWYC

CULTURE | Collectively Speaking: Take Shelter
Tonight, Collectively Speaking brings together three different TO collectives, each based in the art and design spheres, to put their heads together and brainstorm in a competitive setting, in an attempt to come up with solutions to the long-standing and important Toronto challenge of housing. The Project Gallery, The Hashtag Gallery, and 185 Augusta will converge at this event, and harness their creative talents around this issue, and possibly deliver something unexpected and innovative. Collectively Speaking considers this an "alternative town hall meeting" of sorts and encourages you to add your voice to the conversation tonight. Kaleb Robertson hosts.
The Gladstone Hotel, Melody Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM

MUSIC | Paris La Belle Epoque - Opening Night!
The Toronto Summer Music Festival opens tonight at Koerner Hall. An important theme of this year's festival is the music and culture of Paris at the beginning of the 20th Century, thought to be the "artistic centre of the world" at this time. Tonight's opening night performances reflect this focus strongly with a performance by Trio Pasquier Pidoux Pennetier, playing Gabriel FaurĂŠ's Trio in D Minor, Maurice Ravel's Trio for piano, violin, and cello, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Elegiac Trio in D Minor, Op. 9. A champagne reception for the entire audience takes place following this concert. The Toronto Summer Music Festival runs until August 3rd.
Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West) 7:30PM $35 - 69

FILM | Free Classic Anime Screening: Chibi Maruko-chan
Another classic Anime screening tonight, courtesy of The Japan Foundation, and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. This evenings feature is Chibi Maruko-chan, a 1990 film directed by Tsutomu Shibayama, about school life seen through the eyes of protagonist Sakura Momoko, whose nickname is the film's title. Two of her classmates who are longtime friends are in an argument and have stopped talking to one another, and time is running out to reconcile things before one of the battling friends must transfer schools.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 6:30PM

MUSIC | Bjork @ Echo Beach - Biophilia live
Tonight, Bjork hits TO for the first time in several years as part of here Biophilia Live tour, one of just a handful of North Amercian tour dates this Summer. Although released in 2011, Biophilia is still going strong, and proving to be very much ahead of its time. This is more than an album, Biophilia is the first "app album" that was released in conjunction with Apple, and also exists as a "multimedia" project, with online, live, and installation elements. Tonight's show at Echo Beach also includes Mykki Bianco and Death Grips on the bill.
Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore Blvd. West) 6PM $81.50 - $104

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