QUIET CONCERTS

This is a live stream of an experimental music performance at Cedarbae Library, September 29th 3pm-4pm. 
You are invited to listen by clicking the play button below.

We suggest you sure down the brightness on your screen and enjoy the sound without visual distraction.

Headphones can be borrowed near the front desk.

Todays concert features musician Germaine Liu and performer and poet Aisha Sasha John.
You can also watch them perform live, in the children’s section on the ground floor.

For more information visit: tiny.cc/quietconcerts

What is this?

Quiet Concerts is a series of experimental music performances at the Toronto Public Library, on Sundays throughout Autumn 2019. Each event features musicians and poets creating an intimate, low-volume music/sound performance–– experienced in an immersive, live headphone mix. 

Audience members are invited to wander the library, read a book, or watch up close while the performance plays out in their ears. The series presents an unusual concert scenario in the public library setting, reflecting on the sensorial relationships between reading and listening, and the embodied effects of quietude.

Project: Christopher Willes
Production assistance: Maria Patricia Abuel 

Part of the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist in the Library Program

 

About the artists

Germaine Liu plays percussion, performs, and composes. She loves joyful explorations of objects, everyday gestures and feelings and collaborating with friends. Her latest interest is composing percussion music for anyone who wants to play.

Aisha Sasha John’s medium is energy. Her reception practice is performed across the fields of dance and poetry and includes song. She is author of I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart 2017) and THOU (Book*hug 2014); she is the 2019-2022 Dancemakers Resident Artist; and she is one half of the band Nice Hands.


Christopher Willes is an artist, composer, musician, and researcher. His work is concerned with the act of listening and its embodied, social, technological, and situational conditions. He is an associate artist with the Toronto based performance collective Public Recordings, and a 2019 artist-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library.

christopherwilles.com