The Music Gallery presents
MG Fundraiser: 1976: Our 40th Birthday Party
Thursday, February 11
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $20 Regular/Advance at musicgallery.org
The Music Gallery turns 40! Come February 11th, we invite you to celebrate with us at our annual fundraiser, this year aptly titled 1976, which was our founding year. With performances by Brigitte Bardon’t and Prince Nifty, a silent auction, 50/50s, new music trivia hosted by Toronto composer Jason Doell, Harvey Wallbangers, and so much more — we’re going to party like it’s 1976, new music-style.
Silent Auction donations from: Pleasence Records, TSO, AGO First Thursdays, St. Henri Cable Co, Red Eye Espresso, Healing Power Records, Little Brother Magazine, Jerk Joint,Wavelength Festival, Musicworks, Tenzier Records, Soundstreams, Tapestry, Glatz Concerts, Broken Pencil Magazine, Queen Mother Cafe, Float TO, Micheline Roi, Germaine Liu, Alicia Nauta, Matthew Fava, & many more.
Based in Toronto, Smith has been composing music for theatre and documentaries, and writing and performing as Prince Nifty and New Feelings. Currently, he is playing and touring with Owen Pallett. Also, Smith is an audio engineer in the studio and in the field. He co-founded and built 6 Nassau studios in Kensington market and is the audio archivist for the Trampoline Hall lecture series. Matthew is former president of much-missed Toronto co-operative artist run record label, Blocks Recording Club.
Brigitte Bardon’t is Kristel Jax’s multifaceted pop concretè sound project based in Toronto. Performances combine noise, drone, and pop through live radio manipulations, found sound such as Youtube diaries, and live vocals which rely on melodrama, clichè and kitsch, mimicking operatic ranges and Disney cartoon musicals.