The infamous decommissioned Hearn Generating Station comes alive in the Toronto Port Lands for two electrifying nights of music and technology curated and commissioned by Unsound creators Mat Schulz and Malgorzata Plysa.
The most intense musical experience
From its roots as a small underground festival in cellar clubs in Krakow, Poland, Unsound is an amorphous music festival that has become one of the world’s foremost events in electronic and experimental music, famed for discovering new artists and commissioning risk-taking projects. In addition to its flagship festival in Krakow, Unsound has four acclaimed editions under its belt, regularly taking place in New York, London and Adelaide. This year, Toronto is its sole North American destination.
Known for both its innovative programming and producing events in adapted spaces, Unsound uses its Toronto manifestation to animate the vast, and typically empty, Hearn Generating Station.
After re-invigorating the Hearn with the exuberant 2014 Big Bang Bash Gala, Luminato Festival hosts the first-ever public event in the awe-inspiring, historic space. Buy a ticket to either night and be part of the group who can say they’ve experienced the Hearn, exploring the many spaces, tunnels and rooms throughout.
A remarkable and raw venue, this landmark building becomes a sonic playground for two days, taking audiences on a journey where music genres collide and blur, packed with pioneers and rising stars of electronic and experimental music from around the world. See two very distinct nights of programming, from abstract concerts on Friday to a late night party on Saturday.
Immersive shows use a spectrum of sound – from the abrasive to the delicate – laser, light, video and even scent in a series of premieres, performance experiments and international collaborations.
Buckle in for a ride unlike any other!