SARAH HENNIES & GERMAINE LIU
JASON DOELL with CONTACT
@ Sheppard West Station / Pioneer Village Station / Highway 407 Station / Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station
7pm - FREE - All Ages
Intersection presents 4 site specific performances in Toronto's newest subway stations on Line 1 (Yonge-University). Performances start at 7:30pm sharp at Sheppard West Station & then travel north.
SARAH HENNIES & GERMAINE LIU (http://www.sarah-hennies.com)
@ Sheppard West Station / 7:30pm
Sarah Hennies is a composer based in Ithaca, NY whose work is concerned with a variety of musical, sociopolitical, and psychological issues including queer & trans identity, love, intimacy, psychoacoustics, and percussion. She is primarily a composer of solo and chamber works, but is also active in improvisation, film, performance art, and dance. She presents her work internationally as both a composer and percussionist. For this performance she will be joined by Toronto percussionist Germaine Liu in a vibraphone duo.
CLARINET PANIC (https://clarinetpanicdeluxx.bandcamp.com)
@ Pioneer Village Station / 8:15pm
Clarinet Panic bring their expanded sax infused ensemble to the public arena for your pleasure, featuring Olivia Shortt and Naomi McCarrol-Butler, along with the regular quartet of trouble makers. Hectic dream jams from cellist Cory Latkovich, avant percussionist/eccentric genius D. Alex Meeks (Hooded Fang, Holiday Rambler), saxophonist Karen Ng (Andy Shauf, Convergence Ensemble, etc) and guitarist Sebastian Shinwell. Clattering ahead like the score to a never ending horror film, inching towards climax as cello and sax play a game of back & forth only to be driven forward by systematically antagonistic drum patterns and their own instrumental curiosity. Rigid breakdowns give way to seemingly free form guitar & sax chaos, only to slam us back in the exacting grid like patterns with more force & precision that ever before. Bastard chamber music meets math rock. Sponsored by Beef Jerky Unlimited.
MIKA POSEN (http://mikaposen.com)
@ Highway 407 Station / 9pm
Ottawa based violin & violist Mika Posen's composition work sits somewhere between contemporary classical, ambient, and the more outsider tendrils of popular music. She has collaborated with Timber Timbre, Basia Bulat, The Weather Station, Evening Hymns, Snowblink, Maylee Todd, Broken Social Scene, and Feist to name a few. Her piece of Highway 407 Station will be a string quartet work tied to the arrival & departure of the subway trains.
JASON DOELL with CONTACT (http://www.jasondoell.com / http://www.contactcontemporarymusic.org)
@ Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station / 9:45pm
Composer Jason Doell teams up with contemporary classical ensemble Contact to present a piece of new music in Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station. Doell's work merges contemporary classical ideas with a background in avant rock / punk & jazz that informs his approach to composition. This piece sees Contact's musicians spread through out to concourse of the station merging their acoustic sounds with the natural hum of an active subway station.
SARAH HENNIES & GERMAINE LIU