by carl wilson

May 25 & June 1: Zoilus presents
Concrete Toronto Music!


The month is flying by and I've neglected to tell you that a week from Sunday (May 25) as well as the Sunday after (June 1), Zoilus and the Music Gallery are presenting two versions of a special show called Concrete Toronto, first at the Polish Combatants' Hall and then at the Ontario Science Centre (with a bus going up from downtown).

This extravaganza is part of the Soundaxis festival and performers include CCMC (Michael Snow, Paul Dutton and John Oswald) (May 25 only), Sandro (Polmo Polpo) Perri with Tony (Great Lakes Swimmers) Dekker, Greg J Smith & Neil Wiernik (aka "naw"), Knurl, and composer Erik Ross presenting a new work (with some text by yours truly) with performers Carla Huhtanen (voice) and Wallace Halladay (sax). There will be visual projections and the like too.

As the writeup sez: "Concrete Toronto Music is a concert of original new music, created by Toronto composers and musicians, in response to Toronto's Concrete Architecture, as catalogued in the 2007 book Concrete Toronto (ERA Architects/Coach House Books). Many iconic buildings, such as City Hall and the Ontario Science Centre, used concrete as their primary material during the building frenzy that gave expression to the growth of Toronto in the decades of the 1950s to the 1970s. The Music Gallery has commissioned a significant handful of Toronto-based composers and musicians to create new works that pay tribute to Toronto's concrete legacy, experiment with concrete's mutability and explore these buildings' role in the city's psychogeography."

Complete details at the Music Gallery site.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Wednesday, May 14 at 5:54 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)



Looking forward to this.

Out of curiosity, could you give us a bit of a hint what your role is as a "presenter"/"curator"? Did you flip through the book and think "I'd like to have a gig *here*?" Did you take Mr. Dovercourt a list of artists and arm-wrestle over which ones were asked? Anyone that you're especially excited to have on the bill?

I've never seen CCMC perform, so I think that'll be inneresting.

Posted by Joe S. on May 15, 2008 1:32 PM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson