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Intersection Day 2: Joan La Barbara / Eli Keszler / Germaine Liu

  • Jam Factory 2 Matilda Street Toronto, ON, M4M 1L9 Canada (map)

@ The Jam Factory (2 Matilda St.)
9pm - $15/$20 - All Ages

Avant-garde composer / performer / sound artist & actor Joan La Barbara explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries in developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques: multiphonics, circular singing, ululation and glottal clicks that have become her "signature sounds", influencing several generations of composers and singers. She has composed commissions for chamber ensembles, orchestra, multiple voices, interactive technology, dance, video and film, including a score for voice and electronics for Sesame Street and pieces for the film "Arrival" with Jóhann Jóhannsson. In her expanisive & diverse career La Barbara has premiered works by such composers as Robert Ashley, John Cage, David Behrman, Morton Feldman, Alvin Lucier, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Morton Subotnick. Her solo performance in Toronto will include 3 pieces: “Solitary Journeys of the Mind”, “Erin”, and “Windows … ”

NYC based percussionist / composer Eli Keszler creates intricate music from the simplest ingredients. Merging live percussion with electronics, his "so fast it's slow" style dips into new age territory while also taking cues from free jazz, dub, and avant-garde electronic music. His pointed drum hits decay into the distance, as dubbed out electronic beats & chimes wave over his textural tapestry. Ghostly remnants of past beats dissipate as ringing tones reach over them. Keszler has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never, Ashley Paul, Loren Conners, C. Spencer Yeh, Oren Ambarchi & many others. Don't miss his first solo gig in Toronto supporting his newest record "Stadium"

Germaine Liu brings her ever mutating group, Imaginary Percussion Ensemble to the Jam Factory. This iteration features Evan Cartwright (Eucalyptus), Kat Estacio (Pantayo), Germaine Liu (the one & only!), Naomi McCarroll-Butler, Heather Saumer, Joe Sorbara, Brandon Valdivia (Not The Wind, Not The Flag, Lido Pimienta), and Mark Zurawinski.

$15 Adv at Rotate This, Soundscapes and ShowClix
$20 at the door

All Ages

We regret that this venue is up one flight of stairs and therefore not fully accessible.