Women From Space Festival
March 8, 2024, Doors at 7.30pm
The Women From Space Festival's goal is to celebrate and amplify the art of visionary women working in exploratory and experimental musical traditions during International Women's Day weekend in Toronto.
Bitch Fest 2024 by S.T.M.V.
March 7, 2024
A Toronto based DIY festival that highlights Fem, Non Binary, Trans & 2spirit artists, musicians and industry professionals.
Belladonna: A Co-Composition Opera In Concert, Process Discussion & Workshop Presentation
January 18 & 19, 2024, 8pm
Array Music, 155 Walnut Ave
This opera-in-concert will be the culmination of a week of collective creation when FAWN and a team of artists will come together to co-compose a graphic score for Belladonna, a queer techno-opera by librettist Gareth Mattey. During this week, FAWN and the Belladonna team will explore group composition techniques for opera, and document it as a graphic score. We expect the piece to be 45-60 minutes in length and a process discussion will follow to share the discoveries made by the team about how they approached working in this way as well as the piece itself.
Rather than a “coming out” story, Mattey’s aim for Belladonna is to focus on a moment of self-reflection and discovery when coming to understand one’s own queerness. FAWN is using a collective creation method for the piece, as opposed to solo composition, to ensure the musical interpretation reflects the experiences of a community of people.
Belladonna continues FAWN’s mission to explore ways opera can be made, along with their passion for bringing more voices and perspectives into the creation process.
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Resurrectio: Act I
Nov 24, 2023, Performances at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
Lobe Studio, 713 E Hastings St
The premiere of Resurrectio: Act I at IndieFest sees Morgan-Paige kindle a new era of empowerment in this forthcoming chapter of her musical anthology. This denouement to the Requiem’s End and silenced voices integrates spatial audio design, mixed digital media, and interactive technologies (VR) to illuminate the enduring impact of environment on identity, and the struggle to preserve ancestral heritage within colonial structures. In this transformative journey of self-discovery, this musical resurrection will reclaim what has been taken from the ancestors of the oppressed. Housed in the intimate Lobe Studios, this event will immerse audiences in an auditory and visual experience that uplifts the cultures and lineages of the IBPOC and 2SLGBTQIA communities.
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