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Unsound does Halloween

Presented by Unsound, Civic Theatres Toronto and Luminato

Oct 27 & Nov 3, 2017
8:00 PM
Pre-sale to Luminato Insiders: Sep 13 
General public on-sale: Sep 15

Unsound first came to Toronto as part of Luminato in 2015 and created a sensation. The internationally-renowned Polish-born festival introduced its boundary-pushing program focused on electronic music and with a series of unforgettable immersive events incorporating video arts, lights and more.

This fall, Unsound does Halloween with two seated evening events at The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. The landmark theatre will play host to a radical mix of ambient soundscapes, innovative film and TV scores, dance, and even ancient Slavic sounds. All are Canadian exclusives for 2017.

See Full Line-up >See Set Times >

In 2017, Unsound hosts a tri-continental series of special autumn events in Krakow, Adelaide, London and Toronto. The Toronto presentation is a collaborative project between Unsound, Civic Theatres Toronto and Luminato.
 
Unsound is all about bringing surprising combinations of music and art forms into unexpected venues. That was our aim at The Hearn as part of Luminato, and to have the opportunity to present a radical program in a landmark venue like the Sony Centre is just as exciting. We’re also very happy to engage with local audiences once again, since the previous Unsound Toronto events were two of our all-time favourites.”
– Mat Schulz, Artistic Director, Unsound
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Halloween High and Halloween Hangover are presented in partnership with The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Lineup

October 27 – HALLOWEEN HIGH

USA/UK - Jlin / Wayne McGregor
USA/UK Jlin / Wayne McGregor
USA/UK - Jlin / Wayne McGregor
USA/UK
Jlin / Wayne McGregor
Jlin has followed up her hit sophomore album by creating music for Autobiography, the new work by UK choreographer Wayne McGregor, inspired by the sequencing of McGregor's entire genome. Autobiography Edits has been custom-made to fit to a music lineup rather than a conventional stand-alone theatre setting. This compact performance brings dancers from Company Wayne McGregor to the Unsound stage, underlining the role Unsound played in bringing Jlin and Wayne McGregor together as collaborators.

Photo by Mahdumita Nandi.
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UK/CAN Under The Skin
UK/CAN
Under The Skin
Billed alongside is a screening of the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Under the Skin, featuring Scarlett Johansson, with a live performance of the acclaimed score by Academy Award-nominated multi-award winning composer, Mica Levi. Performing Levi's score is the Unsound Toronto Ensemble, a specially created group of some of Toronto's best string and percussion players conducted by  Evan Mitchell.

Following her performance at Unsound Toronto last year, Indiana’s Jlin has teamed up with UK choreographer Wayne McGregor. Billed alongside is a screening of the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Under the Skin, with a live performance of the acclaimed score by Academy Award-nominated multi-award winning composer, Mica Levi.

November 3 – HALLOWEEN HANGOVER

USA - Stranger Things Live
USA Stranger Things Live
USA - Stranger Things Live
USA
Stranger Things Live
Emmy-winning composers of the score for the hit Netflix TV show, Stranger Things present sections of their evocative synthscore live - hot on the heels of the release of the second season.  Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (from the band S U R V I V E) - first presented the music live at Unsound Krakow in 2016, with a specially commissioned lighting installation/stage design concept by German visual artist MFO, also to be part of this show, with a performance by Theresa Baumgartner.
DE - GAS
DE GAS
DE - GAS
DE
GAS
The evening also features the Toronto debut of GAS, the legendary project from Kompakt Records head Wolfgang Voigt. Inspired by dark forests of Germany, the unsettling and symphonic music of GAS is an ambient touchstone. This audio visual show follows the acclaimed release of Narkopop, the first record by GAS in 17 years.
PL - Księżyc
PL Księżyc
PL - Księżyc
PL
Księżyc
Cult Polish band Księzyc will open the evening. With five members playing an array of instruments, Księzyc draws on ancient Slavic music, minimalism and experimentation to create mysterious, haunting soundscapes.

Photo by K Podbielski.

​The composers of the score for the hit Netflix show Stranger Things – Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein from S U R V I V E – perform live with a specially commissioned lighting installation by German visual artist MFO and performance by Theresa Baumgartner. ​The evening also features the Toronto debut of GAS, the legendary audio visual project from Kompakt Records head Wolfgang Voigt. Five-member cult Polish band Ksiezyc draws on ancient Slavic music, minimalism and experimentation to create mysterious, haunting soundscapes.

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Set Times

8 PM Księżyc
8:45 PM First Intermission
9 PM Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein perform the music ofStranger Things
9:45 PM Second Intermission
10 PM Wolfgang Voigt presents GAS live