Emergents Iii: Jeremy Bellaviti + The Science Of What? Curated By Alex Samaras

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The Music Gallery says
The Music Gallery presents
Emergents III:

Curated by Alex Samaras
Radical reinterpretations of pop songs

Friday, April 8
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $12 Regular | $8 members | $12 Advance at musicgallery.org

Over the past three years, probably no performer has graced our stage more often than Alex Samaras. You’ve seen him in avant-vocal ensemble GREX, who cover material from Arvo Pärt to Georgian folk song. He has also participated in our whale music summit Returning Current, The Queer Songbook Orchestra, and Tova Kardonne’s Lanka Suite. This is just a small sample of the diverse projects Alex is involved with in Toronto, and his eclectic tastes are reflected in this program.

First up is Jessica Chen and Justin Orok who perform as The Science Of What? This duo seems like a match made in an alternate universe. Their improvisations and deconstructions of popular song are radical but not loud. From Bjork to Poulenc, their interpretations create a challenging and riveting aural experience that equally evoke calming dreams and adventurous nightmares.

Jeremy Bellaviti is a cellist, guitarist and composer based in Toronto. He’s a budding composer whose style lives somewhere between contemporary classical a dreamscape. Jeremy’s style has roots in 20th Century European art music but also references folk music in the way he uses physical gestures to generate melodic motifs and lilting polyrhythms. For this program, he has composed "The Beginning of Infinity" for solo violin, played by Sarah Fraser-Raff of Contact Contemporary music.

The Emergents Series is generously supported by Roger D. Moore
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By: The Music Gallery