Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns’ spaces for a fully-curated evening of art, music and food celebrating the collective’s debut album. Experience the best in new Canadian music with the ensemble’s first performance since recording Rose Bolton’s “The Coming of Sobs,” JUNO-nominated for 2020’s Classical Composition of the Year.
The evening weaves together evocative chamber works by album composers including Scott Godin and Michael Oesterle with a rare performance of Steve Reich’s “Proverb” for five singers, keyboards, and vibraphones, and the dark and humorous “Trash TV Trance” by Fausto Romitelli for electric guitar. The blow-out bash finale features the Toronto premiere of composer Geof Holbrook’s newly commissioned piece for string quartet, electric guitar and drum set, accompanied by live painting from resident visual artist John Coburn.
Music in the Barns’ “requisite roaming element” (Toronto Star) includes works by Coburn, inspired by themes of music, community, and the cities of NYC and Toronto, on view at the Barns’ McKendrick Gallery from May 31-June 3. Attendees will be the first to experience Music in the Barns’ new digital initiatives, unveiling the prototype of their digital violin controller and video game designed by Shape Products. Firing up the pizza oven at the Barns’ sustainable food hub, The Stop, Music in the Barns will bring everyone together around the hearth for a post-concert community culinary experience.
Generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR Canada & Laywine’s
- Thursday, June 2, 2022
- 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
- Artscape Wychwood Barns
- 601 Christie Street
- Toronto, ON, M6G 3E2