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Concrete Toronto Music

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Concrete Toronto Music

Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 7:00pm



The Music Gallery and present CONCRETE TORONTO MUSIC
As part of the soundaXis Festival

*** Toronto indie and contemporary musicians get brutalist on iconic city buildings ***

Two concerts in two special *concrete* locations:

Sunday May 25 @ Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St.
Doors 7:00 p.m., concert 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 regular/$15 member + senior/$10 student

Sunday June 1 @ Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd.
2-5pm • FREE with admission to OSC — OR purchase tickets: $20 regular/$15 member + student INCLUDING SCHOOL BUS RIDE from Music Gallery (meet at 12:45pm)

Advance tickets available at
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Concrete Toronto Music is a concert of original new music, created by Toronto composers and musicians, in response to Toronto's Concrete Architecture, as catalogued in the 2007 book Concrete Toronto (ERA Architects/Coach House Books, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart, editors). Many iconic buildings, such as City Hall and the Ontario Science Centre, used concrete as their primary material during the building frenzy that gave expression to the growth of Toronto in the decades of the 1950s to the 1970s. The Music Gallery has commissioned a significant handful of Toronto-based composers and musicians to create new works that pay tribute to Toronto's concrete legacy, experiment with concrete's mutability and explore these buildings' role in the city's psycho-geography. These two concerts take place in two of the actual concrete buildings – the Polish Combatants Hall (Wieslaw Wodkiewicz, architect) and the Ontario Science Centre (Raymond Moriyama, architect). Curated by Jonathan Bunce and Carl Wilson (, author of Let’s Talk About Love).


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