Toronto's musical refuge for the truly wonderfully weird hosts dusk-to-dawn multimedia experiment tonight
Los Angeleno collective Dublab and a large array of local guests are having a music-experiment slumber party as a fundraiser tonight for the Music Gallery, Toronto's sanctuary for all things wonderfully weird.
The event starts at 6 p.m. and concludes 12 hours later. The audience is encouraged to bring comfortable clothes, a sleeping bag and a pillow for an experience that is, in all likelyhood, going to explore the full breadth of John Cage's everything-is-music philosophy, supplemented by fun with lights and video.
You'll find all the details here.
To get you into the mood, here are two neat videos from Vimeo.
The first is by Brooklyn-based Google Creative Lab worker-bee Alexander Chen, who turns each New York City subway line into a tuned string, then uses the actual train schedule to make the strings play each other.
The other is a wonderful older video of Hollywood-based Italian composer/sound designed Diego Stocco, who deftly stacks up audio loops based on the sound of sand -- another reason to bring the laptop to the beach this summer.