Listening in the library
A youth experimental music project at the Toronto Public Library, 2017
Listening In The Library was a performance that concluded a five week youth experimental music workshop led by Toronto Public Library artist-in-residence Christopher Willes at Scarborough Civic Centre Branch. Five young artists from Scarborough (an outer borough of Toronto) created a live remix of 1970's Canadian experimental music records from the Reference Library's vinyl collection. Diffusing and layering these recordings throughout the library as a collective act, audiences were invited to create a "mix" via the simple act of walking and listening.
Performers: Jason Li, Taggart Quinn, Maria Patricia Abuel, Gian Caracciolo, and Nanthini Namasti.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Special thank yous to Beau Levitt from the Toronto Public Library, and to Simon Farrington, Patric McGroarty, Phil Melanson, Tobaron Waxman, and Mitch Akiyama.