Some artists are meant to live on the fringe; their aesthetic, their view of seeing the world, filters and re-interprets and creates in a way that will rarely connect with an audience that doesn't want to be provoked or teased. And if the artist can't ruffle any plumage, they feel they haven't done their job.
Myra Davies is one of those people. In 2006, the sometime alt-musician and spoken-word artist spent some time in an alternative venue presenting her own twisted, 50-minute take on Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung cycle. She returns for one performance tonight, at the Music Gallery, with a group of like-minded provocateurs: sound artist Christopher Willes, pianist Gregory Oh and visual artist Lee Henderson.
What's intriguing about this mutant show is that it's more about the relationship between us and the Ring, than it is about the operas themselves. There's no crazier head trip available for $20 tonight in Toronto.
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Here are a few pictures from four years ago, compiled into a video clip. The Walt Disney song is, erm, an extra, I guess: