SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Experimental Electronic Music with Moving Parts

JOHN DRISCOLL and PHIL EDELSTEIN // SONIA PAÇO-ROCCHIA

Tone Deaf 15, our biggest festival yet, begins with an opening reception at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre at 7:00pm, launching an exhibition of sound-art installations. Ultrasonic sound sculptures "Slight Perturbations" by John Driscoll(New York CIty) and audio automata "Sentier sonore" by Sonia Paço-Rocchia(Montréal) will be on display from November 20 to December 1. After the reception, there will be live performances by Composers Inside Electronics(John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein), and Sonia Paço-Rocchia at 8:00pm.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Tett Centre, Suite 305, 370 King Street W. // reception at 7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here) // all-ages // wheelchair accessible

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Dreamscapes of Electronica

LOSCIL // BIG RIVER DREAM

The second concert of Tone Deaf 15 will be a night of beautiful ambient soundscapes. We are excited to have the rare treat of welcoming Loscil(Vancouver) back to Tone Deaf, and Big River Dream(Toronto), returning to his former home of Kingston, to start the night off.

St Mark's Church, 263 Victoria St. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here) // all-ages // wheelchair accessible

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24: Performing Objects

ANDREA PENSADO // DOMESTIQUE // ALEXANDRA RODRIGUEZ

The third concert of Tone Deaf 15 is a co-presentation with Modern Fuel's Vapours New Music Series and Queen's New Media Artist and Speaker series. "Performing Objects" features musicians who use appliances, food and toys in their performances; it is simultaneously playful, absurd, beautiful and disturbing. Domestique is a musical by Ricky Katowicz(Providence, RI) that operates within a staged makeshift household in which digitally processed sounds of blenders and vacuum cleaners contribute to a humorous, choreographed scene. Andrea Pensado(Salem, MA) performs with "Andrieta," a ventriloquist dummy whose "voice" is digitally processed, playing on the musicality of speech patterns. Finally, Pachamama by Alexandra Rodriguez(Montréal, QC) incorporates gestural and musical storytelling rituals using vegetables as acoustic and electronic instruments.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Tett Centre, Suite 305, 370 King Street W. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $10 / $5 Students and Modern Fuel members, tickets available online (click here)// all-ages // wheelchair accessible

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25: Skewed Rock'n'Roll

KRISTIAN NORTH GROUP // THE SUBMISSIVES // WARMER

The fourth concert of Tone Deaf 15 will bring down the house with three grungy warped-pop groups. Kristian North, frontman for Victoria, BC/Montréal, QC grunge rock stalwarts, Babysitter, has struck out on his own to explore an interest in glam rock and 90's Dylan. The Submissives are a six-piece skewed pop band from Montreal, QC, led by the adept and insightful Deb Edison. A brilliant blend of DIY and Outsider aesthetics. Warmer, Kingston, ON indie rock that nods to the college rock classics. They played at Tone Deaf last year as a 3-piece, and have since added a 4th member.

The Grad Club, 162 Barrie St. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here) // wheelchair accessible

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26: Folk Music of The Moon

OFF WORLD (SANDRO PERRI / LORENZ PETER) // MIKE CASSELLS POWER TRIO

The fifth show of Tone Deaf 15 is a *FREE SHOW* co-presented by Skeleton Park Arts Festival. Off World(Toronto), the new project of Sandro Perri(Polmo Polpo) and Lorenz Peter(Processor), has been described by Mutek festival as a "fusion of organic and synthetic sensibilities that comes off like (off)world music – reminiscent of an imagined folk music indigenous to the moon." Mike Cassells is a drummer/composer/recording engineer currently living and working in Kingston, Ontario. He will be performing improvised electro-jazz with pianist Paul Morrison and trumpeter Blair Yarranton. This will be a beautiful show, and it is free, so don't miss it!

Calvary United Church, 45 Charles St. // reception at 7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm // all-ages // wheelchair accessible

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: Solo Cello + Voice / Music of The Environment

ANNE BOURNE // HANNAH BROWN

Tone Deaf 15's sixth event features Anne Bourne(Toronto), and Hannah Brown(Kingston). Anne Bourne is a composer, and writer. Anne specializes in improvising parallel streams of voice and cello. Anne is interested in each creative expression being an opportunity for the resolution of difference tones, between peoples, landscapes, and individual paradox, through listening. Hannah Brown is a music student of Queen's University, who has exhibited audio-visual installation work at The Isabel Art and Media Lab, and performed at the Toronto Internation Electroacoustic Symposium. Hannah is currently the Studio Assistant in the Queen's University Sonic Arts Studio.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Ave. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here) // all-ages // wheelchair accessible

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29: Enveloping Drones and Danceable Tones

DIANA // SARAH DAVACHI // KONIG

The seventh night of Tone Deaf 15 will range from cerebral sonic meditations to murky dark ambient electronic pop to hazy, lush chillwave. DIANA(Toronto) were described by Pitchfork as "vaseline-smeared synth-pop that marries chillwave atmospherics with strong songwriting." Sarah Davachi(Vancouver/Montréal) is a MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College. Sarah uses a variety of synthesizers and acoustic instruments to explore psychoacoustic phenomena, overtones, beat frequencies, phasing patterns and resonances through multichannel three-dimensional soundscapes. Konig(Kingston) is the dark electro pop project of Nadia Pacey, who sings hauntingly over infectious synth arrangements and beats.

The Mansion, 506 Princess St. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here)

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2: Evolving Sights and Sounds For The Feeling Body

BLEVIN BLECTUM // THE POWERS // WEIRDING MODULE // YLANG YLANG

The eighth(!) and final night of Tone Deaf 15, will be a feast of otherworldly electronic explorations. Blevin Blectum(Providence, RI) is an electronic music / multimedia composer, performer, and sound designer. Incorporating elements of text, video, acoustic and electronic instruments, her multimedia work is centered around a scored musical core, and inspired by the imagined realms of radio plays and speculated science fictions. The Powers(Montréal) is the performance project of Katherine Kline, Jessica Mensch, and Emily Pesltring. Performances integrate video projection, dance, costumes and experimental electronic music in order to bring the audience on a journey, moving through feelings of resistance and violence and ending with transcendental release in the form of a participatory Psychic Baptism. Weirding Module(Ithica, NY) is a solo project of Michael Troutman. The music is a heady delay-drenched mix of synthesizers and samples, heavily influenced by repetition (Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Tony Conrad, Throbbing Gristle, et. al.) and seasoned with some Tangerine Dream and dub reggae. Ylang Ylang(Montréal) is a prolific and diliegent innergaze/organic drone traveller. Ylang Ylang melds ethereal and new age inclinations with a righteous knack for pop hooks.

The Mansion, 506 Princess St. // doors at 8:00pm, music shortly after // $12 / $10 Advance tickets available online (click here)

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Tone Deaf 15 was curated by Graeme Langdon, Matt Rogalsky, and Daniel Darch.

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