HearTOgo

(416) 2001
it’s a local call
JUNE 15 – 30
T O R O N T O

It's a celebration of Toronto creative improvisational music.

While there exists a heightened awareness of improvised music during the summer festival season, as underwritten by corporate jazz sponsors, diehard improvising musicians desire to focus on the vital but often overlooked aspect of "our" world view from the shadows of the CN Tower.

Toronto has a creative music scene that exists beyond the annual big top events. It is generally elusive and evasive, not even having a brand name identity like jazz or even musique actuelle. It is a dangerous art form without many stronghold venues. The lofts, backrooms, basements, independent theatres, studios, lounges, galleries and cafes where concerts are staged throughout the year constantly change. Focused performance series percolate, find stages, have vital lifespans and morph, re-emerging elsewhere. Within the community where improv is the lifeblood, there is consistent cross pollination.The result of their collective fermentation is ready to savour.


An amazing pool of players have created a fortnight of events designed to ignite our sense of auditory exploration. Get ready for a spontaneous sonic combustion fueled by absolute enthusiasm from the elemental participants in this edition of the Toronto Sound. We are all here to go. Everything subject to change.

 

  • ALLEN, gordon
  • ALI, nick
  • AUCOIN, marcel
  • BAIRD, jesse
  • BANKS, chris
  • BIG BAND MASSACRE
  • BROWN, rich
  • BUCKLEY, robin
  • CAMERON, scott
  • CARASCO, jamie
  • CHENAUX, eric
  • CHONSKY, marcus
  • CHOKROUN, dave
  • CLARK, dave
  • COLE, ron
  • CRAM, brian
  • DAVIDSON, william
  • DICK, terrence
  • DUNCAN, christine
  • DUTTON, paul
  • FEAR, alphonse
  • FINKELSTEIN, jeremy
  • FISHER, Colin
  • FREEDMAN, myk
  • GILL, tanya
  • GENNARO, mike
  • GLENFIELD, alex
  • GROVE, bill
  • HALEY, geordie
  • HALL, glen
  • HAMMER, jason
  • HANSEN, mike
  • HAYNES, justin
  • HONG, ting
  • HUMAN REMAINS
  • HUNDEVAD, mark
  • KOSCHMIDER, ky KRAKOWIAK, tomasz
  • KRUCKER, fides
  • KUBOTA, nobuo
  • LEE, sook-yin
  • LINDSAY, anne
  • MARSHALL, scott
  • MARTIN, jean
  • MARTYNEC, eugene
  • McDONALD, geordie
  • MELVILLE, louis
  • MOLNAR, allan
  • MORNINGSTAR, dale
  • MORSE, michael
  • NEAL, wes
  • NICK ALI TRIO
  • OELRICHS, jake
  • OORE, sageev
  • OSWALD, john
  • OUT OF ORDER
  • PEEBLES, sarah
  • PERERA, nilan
  • POTTIE, ambrose
  • QUINCUNX
  • redShift
  • ROGERS, marc
  • RUST BROTHERS
  • SACKS, rick
  • SHAW, evan
  • SMASH + TEENY
  • SNOW, michael
  • TIELLI, doug
  • TRIBUTE TO PETER BROTZMANN
  • UNDERHILL, richard
  • WANNAMAKER, rob
  • WEST, brodie
  • WILLIAMS, darren




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