Musicworks: The Cassette Years

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The Music Gallery, Musicworks Magazine, and OCADU Student Gallery present
Musicworks: The Cassette Years
Curated by Emily Cluett and Ariel Sharratt

Friday, March 11
Event: 6pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.

We’ve revisited many aspects of our history during this anniversary season. One of our longest standing partnerships was with Musicworks Magazine, which was born in 1978 at our original location at 30 St. Patrick St. Musicworks and the Music Gallery would remain linked until 2003, and we still collaborate.

Between 1983 and 1997 Musicworks distributed cassette tapes with each issue. Covering a diversity of voices, music, field recordings and sound collections from across the country, these cassettes now form an impressive archive of Canadian sound art and experimental music.

OCADU MFA Criticism and Curatorial Practice students Emily Cluett and Ariel Sharratt have animated this archive in the form of an exhibition and listening salon bringing the public into contact with cassette tape documents of work by composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists.

Musicworks: The Cassette Years will open at the Music Gallery on March 11, 2016 with a listening salon including pop-up talks from past editors and contributors including Gayle Young, John Oswald, and Andrew Timar. It then moves across the street from March 14-18, 2016 at OCAD’s Open Gallery (49 McCaul).
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By: The Music Gallery

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