R. Murray Schafer, Past and Future: Schafer's Labyrinth and Apocalypsis Part 2: Credo
Film, Music & Theatre
A preview of Barbara Willis Sweete’s Schafer’s Labyrinth, a work-in-development which will eventually feature Schafer’s 13 String Quartets. Performed by Montreal’s Molinari Quartet, the film includes footage shot over 4 seasons at Schafer’s farm, choreography, and animation developed from Schafer’s inimitable scores and drawings.
The short film will be followed by R. Murray Schafer’s theatrical oratorio Apocalypsis. Originally presented as the cornerstone of Luminato 2015, featuring almost 1000 performers, Schafer’s epic musical voyage will be presented in two parts: John’s Vision (Thursday, June 11, 9pm (EDT) and Credo (Friday, June 12, 8:30pm (EDT). The broadcast, which was recorded live by the CBC at the Sony Centre, will include photographs from the production, the libretto and notes on the work.
Full credits and liner notes.
Artists: R. Murray Schafer, Barbara Willis Sweete, the Molinari Quartet
Supported by Gretchen & Donald Ross, O.C. and The Hal Jackman Foundation.
Photo Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware
Black Summers Night with Unit 2, Black Lives Matter Toronto & Tea Base
We are raging. We are heartbroken. We offer a space to come and be together in these terrible times.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) Toronto and community arts spaces Unit 2 and Tea Base come together to present Black Summers Night, a dance party with DJ sets by Bliptor, Casey MQ, Raven’s Vision, Sofia Fly and Syrus Marcus Ware, and performances by Dainty Smith, Ravyn Wngz, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and more. Black Summers Night is raising funds in support of the Regis Korchinski-Paquet gofundme campaign.
Artists: Unit 2, Black Lives Matter Toronto, Tea Base; performers Dainty Smith, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Ravyn Wngz; and DJs Syrus Marcus Ware, Raven's Vision, Bliptor, Casey MQ, Sofia Fly, Pothound, Rodney Diverlus, DJ Zehra