Upcoming:

Thin Edge New Music Collective presents:

ONGAKU

September  20, 21, 22, 2019 

Doors 7:30/ Show 8pm

918 Bathurst | Culture, Arts, Media & Education 

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Single Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Seniors/Arts Worker

Festival Pass:$50 General Admission, $35 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers  

Tickets Available for purchase at the Door

 

ONGAKU is a three day festival and cultural exchange celebrating some of Japan and Canada’s most exciting voices in contemporary and experimental music (September 20-22nd, 2019, Toronto). TENMC will be joined by visiting guest artists Miyama McQueen-Tokita (bass koto), Ko Ishikawa (shō), Ami Yamasaki (voice) and Akiko Nakayama (projections/visual artist/’alive painting’), as well as Toronto-based Urbanvessel, featuring Germaine Liu (percussion), Aki Takahashi (shamisen/voice) and Sonja Rainey (projections/installation). ONGAKU showcases world premieres by Canadian composers Hiroki Tsurumoto, Juliet Palmer, Daryl Jamieson, alongside new works by Japanese composers Yuka Shibuya, Takeo Hoshiya, and the Canadian premiere of compositions by Toshiya Watanabe, Yoshiaki Onishi, Jo Kondo, Malika Kishino, and Miya Masaoka. ONGAKU will take place at 918 Bathurst and the CMC Chalmers Performance Space in Toronto, with satellite concerts/workshops presented by NUMUS Concerts and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario (September 18-19, 2019).

Concert 1: Sept 20th, 2019, Doors 7:30/ Concert 8:00pm • 918 Bathurst

 

 

An evening of chamber works by Tōru Takemitsu, Miya Masaoka, and the Canadian premiere of Malika Kishino's 'Qualia' for bass koto and 10 channel electronics. World premieres by Hiroki Tsurumoto, Takeo Hoshiya and Yuka Shibuya. Featuring guest artists Ko Ishikawa (shō), Miyama McQueen-Tokita (bass koto) + Akiko Nakayama ('alive painting'/projections).

 

Workshop: Sept 21st, 2019 11-1pm • Canadian Music Centre Chalmers Performance Space • FREE

 

Join us at the CMC for a free workshop with guest artists Ko Ishikawa and Miyama McQueen-Tokita. Learn about the intricacies of writing for traditional Japanese instruments (shō and bass koto) in a contemporary music setting.  Includes a panel discussion with composers Daryl Jamieson, Hiroki Tsurumoto, Yuka Shibuya, and Takeo Hoshiya.

 

Concert 2:Sept 21st, 2019, Doors 7:30/ Concert 8:00pm • 918 Bathurst

 

TENMC performs works by Jo Kondo and Yoshiaki Onishi with improvisatons by Miyama McQueen-Tokita, followed by a set of creative music byguest artists Ko Ishikawa (shō), Ami Yamasaki (voice) and Akiko Nakayama (‘alive painting’) combining traditional Japanese instruments, extended vocal techniques and stunning visuals.  

 

Concert 3: Sept 22nd, 2019 Doors 7:30/Concert 8:00pm • 918 Bathurst 

 

Works by Yuka Shibuya and Toshiya Watanabe (Canadian premiere) alongside the world premiere of large-scale multimedia works Utamakura 5: Mount Kamakura by Daryl Jamieson and "Ukiyo, floating World" by Juliet Palmer for Urbanvessel and TENMC. Featuring guest artist Miyama McQueen-Tokita (bass koto), and Urbanvessel performers Germaine Liu (percussion), ​Aki Takahashi (shamisen/vocalist) with Sonja Rainey (projections/installation).

Please visit our events page for more info about the programme and guest artists!


Accessibility note:

ONGAKU's venue, 918 Bathurst, is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms).


Generously supported by: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Japan Foundation,  Arraymusic, Dream Cymbals, Urbanvessel and the Canadian Music Centre.



 

   

About:


Thin Edge New Music Collective (TENMC) is a Toronto-based ensemble dedicated to ingenuity, collaboration, and artistic excellence in the programming and performance of contemporary music.  Founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk, TENMC has performed across Canada, Italy and Argentina, and participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Avaloch Farms New Music Initiative in New Hampshire and Le Pantographe in Switzerland. In addition to producing a regular concert series, TENMC has commissioned over 50 works from composers across Canada and beyond. Recent collaborations include “Raging Against the Machine” (RATM), a cultural exchange with Montreal-based Ensemble Paramirabo which toured across Canada in 2015 and 2017, coinciding with the release of a joint album on Vancouver-based Redshift Records and ”Balancing on the Edge”(BOTE), a large-scale production integrating theatre, dance, multi-media, new music and new circus, in partnership with ‘A Girl In The Sky Productions.’ Described as “provocative, thrilling and thought-provoking..” (Musicworks) and “a high-water mark for what multimedia storytelling can do “(The Wholenote), BOTE was presented at Toronto’s 2016 Nuit Blanche festival and in association with Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Dance Series (November 2016). Thin Edge has established a reputation as “one of Toronto’s hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Musical Toronto), and “one of the city's most forward-thinking DIY chamber ensembles“ (Mechanical Forest Sound). TENMC has been showcased as an Ensemble in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University's 2016 40th Anniversary New Music festival, the Soundscape festival of new music in Maccagno, Italy and has performed on concert stages across Canada including the University of Calgary’s Happening Festival of New Music and Media, as well as been presented by Ottawa New Music Creators, Innovations en concert, New Works Edmonton, New Music Calgary, Music on Main, The Little Chamber Music Series That Could, Open Space in Victoria, The Music Gallery in Toronto and as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo. In Nov 2015 with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, TENMC had the privilege to perform in Argentina as part of the Ciclo de Música Contemporánea at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires as part of a cross cultural exchange with performers and composers from Argentina and Canada. TENMC is proud to be an ensemble in residence with Arraymusic for their 2017/2018 season and is passionately dedicated to supporting their peers through commissioning and performance, bringing innovative and eclectic 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.

 


 

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