The Music Gallery presents
Emergents II: I = I + Caution Tape
curated by Chelsea Shanoff
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $8 Members/Students |$12 Regular/Advance at musicgallery.org
Our first Emergents of 2017 investigates how sound can be used to explore cross-cultural ideas, community, and communication. Two Toronto-based composers’ collectives shed light on what it means to be a composer/performer collective in a diverse multi-cultural city.A collective composed of Noam Lemish, Parisa Sabet and Dan Deutsch, the mission of The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative (I = I) uses music as a medium to communicate between Israeli, Iranian, and Jewish communities, and to celebrate the rich history of Jewish and Persian cultures. Formed in 2013, the group celebrates the peaceful coexistence of these communities in Canada, where dialogue and artistic collaboration serve as a path to peace and understanding. The evening’s program includes world premieres by Elisha Denburg & Farid Javidan and works by Parisa Sabet, Amit Weiner, Farshid Samandari & Ofer Pelz.
Caution Tape Sound Collective is a new collective of composers and performers committed to presenting works that push musical boundaries. The group encourages risk-taking and experimentation often through the use of technology, non-musical elements, and virtuosic writing. Caution Tape has commissioned over 20 new works by early career Canadian composers, and presented the Toronto premieres of works by Jimmie LeBlanc and Georges Aperghis. Their projects have received generous support from the Ontario Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, and the Canadian Music Centre. This evening’s program will feature an all-Canadian array of works by some of the brightest young composers of today: Bekah Simms, August Murphy-King, Tyler Versluis, and Patrick Arteaga.
The Emergents Series is generously funded by Roger D. Moore.