Saturday, August 8, 2009

MUSIC(in)GALLERIES 2009: Saturday 15 August

Somewhere There presents the fourth annual MUSIC(in)GALLERIES, Saturday 15 August, 1-5pm. This musical gallery crawl will once again transform the gallery district of Queen Street West, Toronto, from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Gladstone Avenue, into a focal point for the city's increasingly vibrant and renowned creative music scene.

At no cost to the public, dozens of Toronto's most creative musicians will perform in seventeen art galleries and three bars during the afternoon; the music will start in Trinity Bellwoods Park at 1pm, move into a nearby gallery, with new sets of music starting roughly every ten minutes, generating a gallery-crawl momentum. While most spaces will feature exceptional solo performers playing all manner of instruments in countless styles, MUSIC(in)GALLERIES programming will be punctuated by three special group performances:

- Christine Duncan's massive creative voice ensemble, the Element Choir, at the Edward Day Gallery
- Ryan Driver (thumb reeds) and Renée Lear (projections) performing their live video and music collaboration, "The Balloons of India," at XPACE Gallery
- The Woodchoppers Association will feature two very special guests from Mali, West Africa, Abdoulaye Koné (n'goni) and Jah Youssouf (voice & kamel n'goni) at the Gladstone Melody Bar to finish the event in danceable style.

1:00 Southwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park, moving into (1:05) Lausberg Contemporary, 880 Queen Street West – Nicole Rampersaud, trumpet

1:15 Angell Gallery, 890 Queen Street West – Rob Piilonen, flute

1:25 *New* Gallery, 906 Queen Street West – Ronda Rindone, bass clarinet

1:35 Clint Roenisch Gallery, 944 Queen Street West – Alex Lukashevsky, voice & guitar

1:45 Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street West – Christine Duncan’s Element Choir

2:00 MOCCA, 952 Queen Street West – Kyle Brenders, saxophone

2:10 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen Street West -- Tomasz Krakowiak, percussion

2:20 Camera/Stephen Bulger, 1026 Queen Street West – Jim Lewis, trumpet

2:40 XPACE, 58 Ossington Avenue – Ryan Driver, thumb reeds & Renée Lear, projections

2:55 Lennox Contemporary, 12 Ossington Ave – Tilman Lewis, cello

3:05 Lens Factory, 1040 Queen Street West – Allison Cameron, apparatus

3:15 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1082 Queen Street West – David Sait, guzheng

3:25 David Kaye Gallery, 1092 Queen Street West (entrance from Dovercourt) – Wes Neal, double bass

3:35 The Beverly Owens Project, 1140 Queen Street West – Lina Allemano, trumpet

3:45 Median Contemporary, 1142 Queen Street West – Michelangelo Iaffaldano, curio

3:55 Drake Hotel Patio, 1150 Queen Street West -- Nichol Robertson, banjo

4:05 Loop Gallery, 1174 Queen Street West – Anne Bourne, cello & voice

4:15 Akau, 1186 Queen Street West (entrance from Northcote) – Eric Chenaux, guitar

4:25 Gladstone Art Bar, 1214 Queen Street West – Jean Martin, drums & honk-trumpet

4:40 Gladstone Melody Bar, 1214 Queen Street West – The Woodchopper’s Association with Jah Youssouf & Abdoulaye Koné

5:00 Gladstone Melody Bar -- celebration, libation, conversation, no music

MUSIC(in)GALLERIES is supported by the New Music Program of the Canada Council

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