Event

Structure Born Music: Performing in the Publicness-less City

In Tkarón:to/Toronto, Bauhaus is a corporate libertarian slogan––appropriated by the city’s most infamous condo developer (bauhaustoronto.com).

Meanwhile, the local music community is in a venue crisis as a consequence of this and other gentrification techniques. So what might the latent radicality of the Bauhaus, and subsequent 20th century collectivist movements, tell us about art and “public space”today?


Join artist and dramaturge Christopher Willes for a presentation and discussion of his recent work as part of the Toronto-based artist collective Public Recordings. Christopher will speak about a project that convened an amateur orchestra to stage music by radical composer Pauline Oliveros in the Council Chambers of Toronto City Hall; and his curatorial work presenting experimental music in the Toronto Public Library system.


Christopher Willes is an interdisciplinary artist, composer/musician, dramaturge and facilitator based in both Tkarón:to/Toronto and Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. His practice moves between experimental music, performance, and visual art forms–with a particular interest in music/sound, listening, and collective practices. He is an associate-artist with the Toronto based collective Public Recordings, and regularly works as a sound-maker and dramaturge within contemporary dance. He studied music at the University of Toronto and received an MFA from Bard College (NY, USA).


This event will be immediately followed by THE POWER OF THE SPILL, a performance by Csenge Kolozsvari and Rodrigo Velsaco.

This event is presented as part of the milieuXbauhaus Festival and is free and open to the public.