Toronto's Images Festival Announces 2012 Lineup with Yo La Tengo, Abstract Random, Mantler

Toronto's Images Festival Announces 2012 Lineup with Yo La Tengo, Abstract Random, Mantler
We already knew that Yo La Tengo would be bringing their score for The Sounds of Science to Toronto's Images Festival next month. Now, the ten-day event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has announced its full 2012 program.

The festival runs from April 12 to 21, bringing a variety of film, music and arts events to the city. The music program will kick off on April 13 with Abstract Random, who, according to a press release, will perform "a rap electro dub mash-up that aims to make feminist politics cool again" through "visual projections, face paint and costumes." The night will also feature Lucky Dragons, who includes Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck and their "playfully humanistic use of digital tools."

As for Yo La Tengo's live soundtrack on April 21 at the closing night gala, the evening will include an opening performance by Mantler.

On April 18, Erik Bünger will perform a "narrative journey through the haunting and infectious character of popular music and its effect on the contemporary psyche," which is "essentially a thesis on music theory performed live." The evening will include Steve Kado (aka the Blanket of Blocks Recording Club), who will give a presentation called Turning Away Part of the Light: The Future of Cinema.

Another interesting music-related exhibit on April 13 will be from Microtonal Array (aka Tristan Perich and Sarah Rara), which finds the artists constructing up of "1,500 small speakers arranged in a grid and mounted onto a 25-foot-long panel," with each speaker emitting a different one-bit tone.

Tickets for some of the shows are available now from the Images Festival website, where you can get more information about the events, including the full film lineup.