Heavy Traffic: The Music of Intrusion

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Event Title: Heavy Traffic: The Music of Intrusion
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $10 student/senior/arts worker, $20 regular, $25 if you’d like to contribute more to the artists
  • Genre: Electronic / Multimedia
  • External Link: Click here to purchase tickets!
  • Composer: rd wraggett
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The Canadian Music Centre and the Cascadian Institute of Cultural Design present an evening of music for subwoofers and guitar. The event will feature a selection of electronic compositions for low loudspeakers drawn from an international call for works. Expect the walls to growl! The event will also feature guitarist Graham Banfield performing in the premiere of Horrigan’s work Heavy Traffic, for guitar and hidden subwoofers.

Heavy Traffic takes outside sounds and makes them part of the concert, using electronic sound to blend the two together. If the music can’t escape the traffic, the traffic can’t escape being concertized!

Time // Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:00pm
Tickets // $10 student/senior/arts worker, $20 regular, $25 if you’d like to contribute more to the artists

*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms. Contact ontario@musiccentre.ca with any questions pertaining to accessibility.

Featuring //

Drum & Lace, Above
Daria Baiocchi, Lore Ipsum
Alessandro Baldessari, SubHuman
Tiago Morais Morgado, Infra
Matt Horrigan / Graham Banfield, Heavy Traffic
George Rahi, a thousand pounds of vibrating metal
Neil Brandt, Speech and Song: Form in the Lecture Recital
RD Wraggett, Schrodinger’s Cat’s Rejoinder
Alanna Ho, the presence of words through walls that do not correspond to a feeling
Colin Frank, Room

About the organizers //

Matthew Horrigan is a Vancouver-based musician and software developer known for twisted sound designs and unconventional use of electronics. Matthew trained at McGill University and got an MFA from Simon Fraser University, subsequently teaching computer music at the latter, as well as inhabiting Vancouver’s (quasi-)underground performance art scene as a drummer and concert organizer.

Graham Banfield is a music creator, educator, performer, and researcher equally at home with acoustic and electronic musics. Graham has played in Carnegie Hall and worked with EMMY, GRAMMY, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers. He holds a Master’s of Music from Yale University and is presently completing doctoral studies at the University of Toronto.

The Cascadian Institute of Cultural Design is a recently established Vancouver-based arts company devoted to the weird and rockin.’ Love it? Bring on the adulation! Don’t? Bring on the tomatoes! We promise you the kind of show you won’t forget.

The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education and promotion. The CMC provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music. We are passionate about nurturing a musical community that honours our legacy and supports the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers.