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That's a wrap for X AVANT XV: Transmissions! Thanks to all artists and audiences who made it great.
10/17/2020

That's a wrap for X AVANT XV: Transmissions! Thanks to all artists and audiences who made it great.

LIVE NOW!The Grand finale of X AVANT XV: TransmissionsDu Yun •  杜韵 & OK Miss: Day 198 a film by Du Yun and Nicholas Houf...
10/17/2020

LIVE NOW!

The Grand finale of X AVANT XV: Transmissions

Du Yun • 杜韵 & OK Miss: Day 198 a film by Du Yun and Nicholas Houfek".

tune in NOW!

http://www.musicgallery.org/live

TONIGHTThe Grand finale of X AVANT XV: TransmissionsDu Yun •  杜韵 & OK Miss: Day 198 a film by Du Yun and Nicholas Houfek...
10/16/2020
Music Gallery Live

TONIGHT

The Grand finale of X AVANT XV: Transmissions

Du Yun • 杜韵 & OK Miss: Day 198 a film by Du Yun and Nicholas Houfek".

tune in NOW!

http://www.musicgallery.org/live

October 15, 2020 - 7PM - on this site, 8PM https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere October 16, 202 - 3PM https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere October 11, 2020 - 1PM - c_RL + Olivia Shortt click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUMbtgau4vM Watch us live on...

X AVANT XV: Transmissions curator Olivia Shortt, Artist Page speaks to our closing artist Du Yun • 杜韵 today at 2pm EST T...
10/16/2020

X AVANT XV: Transmissions curator Olivia Shortt, Artist Page speaks to our closing artist Du Yun • 杜韵 today at 2pm EST

Tune in via http://www.musicgallery.org/live

Start your day off on the right foot!Big vibes here from TONIGHT's opening DJ Classic RootsClassic Roots brings the sexy...
10/16/2020
Deeply Rooted

Start your day off on the right foot!

Big vibes here from TONIGHT's opening DJ Classic Roots

Classic Roots brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of Electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award winning producer and DJ who is impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists.

The Music Gallery, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, presents
Du Yun & OK Miss + Classic Roots
October 16 - FREE to STREAM via our FB page;

https://classic-roots.com/album/353108/deeply-rooted

Deeply Rooted Album / Classic Roots / This was created during the 2015/16 Mikw Chiyâm Artist Residency program in the Cree Nation of Mistissini. Composed by: Classic Roots, Mastered by: Professor Dice, Cover Art by: Lost Art

Kaie Kellough/Jason Sharp is delayed. The webcast should start in about 30 minutes. We'll update this post once it's gon...
10/15/2020
You Begin Elsewhere | October 15–16, 2020 | Aga Khan Museum

Kaie Kellough/Jason Sharp is delayed. The webcast should start in about 30 minutes. We'll update this post once it's gone live.

Be transfixed by genre-defying musical artists who blend cultural influences, sounds, and styles of storytelling to thrilling effect.

10/15/2020
Sneak Peek #5: Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

In front of a statement advocating for Truth and a tapestry detailing the intimate beauty of white noise, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone) give an improvised performance in the Sanctuary exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum. A short preview of their new work UBGNLSWRE (debuting on October 15, 2020), Kellough and Sharp provide an articulated, percussive, and assertive sonic interpretation of the visual and linguistic signifiers of the day-to-day realities of living across and between cultures.

Aga Khan Museum in collaboration with the The Music Gallery

Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

as part of X AVANT XV: Transmissions

TONIGHT - 7pm EST - FREE to STREAM

Watch the performance of UBGNLSWRE here: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere

https://youtu.be/GSTKATHtiZw

In front of a statement advocating for Truth and a tapestry detailing the intimate beauty of white noise, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (barit...

10/15/2020
Du Yun & OK MISS : Holy Rollerblades (Live at National Sawdust)

The finale of X AVANT XV: Transmissions features "Day 198", an exclusive short film from the eternally talented Du Yun • 杜韵 + OK Miss, co-directed by Nicholas Houfek

Friday October 16
The Music Gallery in collaboration with Aga Khan Museum present:

Du Yun & OK Miss: Day 198 + Classic Roots
7PM EST - FREE to STREAM

A glimpse of Du Yun & OK MISS live at National Sawdust

https://youtu.be/6O2zirGzimI

Live at National Sawdust, Sep 23rd, 2017 OK MISS: Aakash Mittal: sax / clarinet Nich Farrell: e. guitar Cody Brown: drums Du Yun: piano (Du Yun is a composer...

10/15/2020
Sneak Peek #4: Kaie Kellough and Jason Sharp

Catch the extraordinary resonance of the Aga Khan Museum's courtyard in an improvised performance by Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone). Designed as a short preview for their performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020, Kellough and Sharp recreate the Kafkaesque experience of entering a new space, a new land, a new culture, a new home, for the first time.

X AVANT XV: Transmissions

Aga Khan Museum in collaboration with the The Music Gallery present:

Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

TONIGHT
7pm EST - FREE to STREAM

Watch the performance of UBGNLSWRE here: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere

https://youtu.be/sMnMhHJPepk

Catch the extraordinary resonance of the Aga Khan Museum's courtyard space in an improvised performance by Kaie Kellough (spoken word) and Jason Sharp (bari ...

10/14/2020
Sneak Peek #3: Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

Heritage is a complicated subject. Family, place, language, geography, and emotion swirl together to create an indelible understanding of who it is you are. See here a moving statement from Kaie Kellough's Griffin Poetry Prize winning book "Magnetic Equator" performed as part of an improvised presentation with Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone). This is a short preview for Sharp and Kellough's performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020.

X AVANT XV: Transmissions
Aga Khan Museum in collaboration with The Music Gallery

Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

THIS THURSDAY -7pm EST
All shows FREE to STREAM

Watch the performance of UBGNLSWRE here:
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere

https://youtu.be/4A0cuSFqtMY

Heritage is a complicated subject. Family, place, language, geography, and emotion swirl together to create an indelible understanding of who it is you are. ...

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director works alongside the Executive Director to form the organizati...
10/14/2020
Job Posting: Artistic Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director works alongside the Executive Director to form the organization’s senior management team.

The Artistic Director is responsible for creating and implementing the artistic vision and programming of the Music Gallery. The Artistic Director acts as an ambassadorial figure and public face of the organization.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS THIS FRIDAY!

https://musicgallery.org/job-posting-artistic-director/

The Music Gallery is currently seeking an Artistic Director Position Type: Full-Time Start Date: TBD Location: Toronto - Downtown (Bloor/Bathurst) The Music Gallery is a centre for promoting and presenting innovation and experimentation in all forms of music. Established in 1976 by members of the Ca...

We close the X AVANT XV: Transmissions festival with a very special performance from Du Yun •  杜韵 + OK Miss This project...
10/14/2020
X AVANT XV: OK Miss + Classic Roots | October 16

We close the X AVANT XV: Transmissions festival with a very special performance from Du Yun • 杜韵 + OK Miss

This project was begun by 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner Du Yun to create a singular experience—a group existing as both rock band and chamber ensemble, while fostering all that exists in-between.

As an avid performer and the bandleader for Ok Miss, Du Yun’s onstage persona has been described by the New York Times as “an indie pop diva with an avant-garde edge” and “flamboyant” by the Chicago Tribune.

Opening our final evening of the festival will be a powerhouse DJ set from Classic Roots who developed his original sound through his integration of traditional Anishinaabe drumming and singing imbued with the bass culture of techno/house to establish a sense of cultural freedom and experimentation which resonates with distinctiveness throughout the world of contemporary electronic club music.

The Music Gallery, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, presents

Du Yun & OK Miss + Classic Roots
Friday October 16

2PM – Conversation between Du Yun and Olivia Shortt
7PM – FREE livestream!

https://musicgallery.org/events/x-avant-xv-ok-miss-classic-roots-october-16/

The Music Gallery, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, presents Du Yun & OK Miss + Classic Roots October 16 2PM - Conversation between Du Yun and Olivia Shortt 7PM - FREE livestream! This energetic night is headlined by Ok Miss. This project was begun by 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner D...

10/14/2020
Sneak Peek #2: Kaie Kellough and Jason Sharp

A second short preview for their performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone) give an improvised performance in the Sanctuary exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum.

The long, slow tones of the saxophone slip into the space, with Kellough's poetry providing the arcing, rhythmic churn detailing the history of migration across continents and cultures.

X AVANT XV: Transmissions
Aga Khan Museum in collaboration The Music Gallery
Kaie Kellough and Jason Sharp
Thursday October 15 | 7pm EST

FREE to STREAM
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere

https://youtu.be/3UpLi6CxA10

A second short preview for their performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone) give an impr...

10/13/2020
Sneak Peek #1: Kaie Kellough and Jason Sharp

This THURSDAY X AVANT XV: Transmissions continues with:

The Aga Khan Museum in association with The Music Gallery

Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp

October 15 | 7pm EST

All shows are FREE to STREAM

Here's a short preview for their performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone) give an improvised performance in the Sanctuary exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum. Focused and urgent, the rhythmic pulse of Kellough's poetry is driven by Sharp's seemingly never-ending wave of arpeggios on the saxophone.

Watch the performance of UBGNLSWRE here:
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/you-begin-elsewhere

https://youtu.be/aIvE774PL0w

A short preview for their performance of UBGNLSWRE on October 15, 2020, Kaie Kellough (poetry/voice) and Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone) give an improvised ...

This Sunday's X AVANT XV: Transmissions concert has been postponed.  Stay tuned to the Music Gallery's website and socia...
10/13/2020

This Sunday's X AVANT XV: Transmissions concert has been postponed. Stay tuned to the Music Gallery's website and social media for an announcement of the new date.

A special X AVANT XV: Transmissions matinee this lovely Sunday afternoon!Göteborg Art Sounds and The Music Gallery prese...
10/11/2020

A special X AVANT XV: Transmissions matinee this lovely Sunday afternoon!

Göteborg Art Sounds and The Music Gallery present:
c_RL + Olivia Shortt
October 11, 2020
1PM EST

FREE to STREAM

http://www.musicgallery.org/live

TONIGHT was magic!Next show THIS SUNDAY!Göteborg Art Sound , in association with the Music Gallery, presentsc_RL + Olivi...
10/10/2020
X AVANT XV: c_RL + Olivia Shortt | October 11

TONIGHT was magic!

Next show THIS SUNDAY!

Göteborg Art Sound , in association with the Music Gallery, presents
c_RL + Olivia Shortt
October 11, 2020
1PM

https://musicgallery.org/events/x-avant-xv-c_rl-olivia-shortt-october-11/

Goteborg Art Sounds, in association with the Music Gallery, presents c_RL + Olivia Shortt October 11, 2020 1PM One of the most exciting events for us in October 2020 for us was supposed to be co-curating Goteborg Art Sounds festival in Sweden. Plans, ahem, changed. Fortunately, it has worked out tha...

10/09/2020
Abeng, by rich brown

TONIGHT

X AVANT XV: Transmissions continues with an exclusive short film from the one and only Rich Brown!

Run over to Bandcamp and grab some fresh bass vibes from Rich Brown and GET EXCITED FOR

The Music Gallery presents
Rich Brown
October 9, 2020
7PM EST - all shows FREE to STREAM

https://rinsethealgorithm.bandcamp.com/

8 track album

10/08/2020
_our Hero by Rich Brown

TOMORROW NIGHT

X AVANT XV: Transmissions continues with an exclusive short film from the incomparable bass wizard Rich Brown!

Rich has performed with a wide variety of artists including Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Coleman, Angelique Kidjo, Kurt Elling, Kim Mitchell, James Blood Ulmer, The Parachute Club, and David Clayton Thomas to name just a few. He also leads his own groups — rinsethealgorithm and The Abeng — and was nominated for a Juno Award in 2016 in the category of Jazz Album of the Year: Solo for his latest album ‘Abeng’.

Take in this great video and get excited:

The Music Gallery presents
Rich Brown
October 9, 2020
7PM - FREE to STREAM
http://www.musicgallery.org/live

https://youtu.be/PhZmCEZ8HoE

Please play this song on good speakers or in your headphones for the full experience. I hope you enjoy the music.

Week one of X AVANT XV: Transmissions was a SMASH!Did you miss out? The good news is members will be able to access excl...
10/06/2020

Week one of X AVANT XV: Transmissions was a SMASH!

Did you miss out?

The good news is members will be able to access exclusive content in the near future!

Become a member today - get access - and SUPPORT the Music Gallery!

https://musicgallery.org/join/

(Images of Thin Edge New Music Collective & Tara Kannangara from #XAVANTXV by Kevin Jones)

The Music Gallery presentsThin Edge New Music Collective + Tara KannangaraOctober 4Since 2011, Cheryl Duvall and Ilana W...
10/04/2020

The Music Gallery presents
Thin Edge New Music Collective + Tara Kannangara
October 4

Since 2011, Cheryl Duvall and Ilana Waniuk have built something incredible with Thin Edge New Music Collective, becoming one of the most forward-thinking contemporary ensembles in Canada over the last 10 years.

Opening for Thin Edge is JUNO-nominated artist, Tara Kannangara who meshes Pop, Electronic/Synth music, Jazz, and Alternative, into a singular voice that is captivating audiences all over North America.

TONIGHT - 7PM EST
***Free to Stream***

http://www.musicgallery.org/xavant

X AVANT XV: TransmissionsX AVANT XV: TRANSMISSIONScurated by @Pratishtha Kohli and Olivia ShorttOctober 1 to 18, 2020OK ...
10/02/2020

X AVANT XV: TransmissionsX AVANT XV: TRANSMISSIONS
curated by @Pratishtha Kohli and Olivia Shortt

October 1 to 18, 2020

OK Miss featuring Du Yun / Thin Edge New Music Collective
Leanne Simpson Trio / Rich Brown / Kaie Kellough & Jason Sharp
Tara Kannangara / c_RL/ Classic Roots / Mingjia / Norman Otis Richmond / Ron Gaskin Tribute

ALL SHOWS FREE TO STREAM via: https://musicgallery.org/xavant

CONSIDER DONATING & SUPPORTING THE MUSIC GALLERY via: http://www.musicgallery.org/support

On the first night of X Avant, in which we celebrate the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next, we c...
10/01/2020
Music Gallery Live

On the first night of X Avant, in which we celebrate the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next, we come together to honour Mr Ron Gaskin. Join us for a Zoom wake - we invite people to share their recollections of Ron over the years, interspersed with some music from friends.

Join us now!

https://musicgallery.org/live/

Watch us live on Twitch: twitch.tv/musicgalleryto Watch us live on Facebook: facebook.com/themusicgalleryTO

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Hey! Are you folks preparing to go Live, or am I in the wrong spot re: Germaine Liu? Thanks!
Join us to celebrate the 7th year anniversary of Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) on November 26, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Tunchai Redvers and Charlie Petch and the music of Kianoush Khalilian. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She'r has been contributing to the diversity of Toronto poetry scene since 2012. You can help us by spreading the word and inviting people and communities you know. Time: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $7-10 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan The Founder Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #indigenous, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #books, #BIPOC,#Canada, #7thAnnviersary, #Anniversary, #celebration, #music https://www.facebook.com/events/550611362178326/
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Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) NOWRUZ CELEBRATION on March 26, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Jade Wallace and Stedmond Pardy and the music of Padideh Ahrarnejad and Ali Massoudi and take a look at the Haft Seen Table decorated by Sedi Aledavood. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She'r has been contributing to the diversity of Toronto poetry scene since 2012. You can help us by spreading the word and inviting people and communities you know. Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #Nowruz, #Persian #NewYear, #Spring #Equinox https://www.facebook.com/events/2260705357540016/
Heritage Skills Development Centre is currently looking for a Sound engineer for our upcoming Scarborough Celebrates Canada event taking place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 (Canada Day) at Bridlewood Mall located at Warden & Finch, 2900 Warden Ave, Scarborough! This FREE family festival will have cultural live music and dance performances from diverse local and international artists, cultural vendors, ethnic food, dance competition, kids/youth zone, games, family activities, raffle draw, prize giveaways and much more! Please contact us if you have experience at : 416-345-1613 or [email protected]
I wrote a big cover story last year about sound poet Kaie Kellough - one of Canada's best kept artistic secrets - amazing that he's playing tonight at X-Avant, looking forward! Here's the cover story artwork !