Published Aug 13, 2012Toronto's INTERsection festival has made a name for itself by focusing on experimental musical and artistic acts. This year, the annual festival will cap off the summer with a three-day event running from August 31 to September 2. As you'd expect, the program will include some intriguingly boundary-pushing performances.
Following an opening gala on August 31, the next day will offer the bulk of the music, as there will be a free 12-hour New Music Marathon at Yonge-Dundas Square. Performers will include Bang on a Can All-Stars, Contact, Jim Harley and Cam McKittrick, Edges, Rick Sacks, and Roman Pilates. They will create what a press release calls "a literal cacophony of sound."
At a side stage, TORQ Percussion Quartet will perform as part of Musicircus! in the Marketplace in honour of composer John Cage (who was born 100 years ago this month).
Finally, the festivities will wrap up on September 2 when the Panasonic Theatre hosts "Ambient2 - The Music of Brian Eno." This multimedia concert will feature Bang on a Can All-Stars performing their own interoperation of Eno's Music for Airports with film accompaniment by Frank Scheffer. The double-bill will be rounded out by Contact performing Eno's Discreet Music with film accompaniment by Suzanne Bocanegra. Tickets range from $30 to $40.
Go to INTERsection's official website to get more details about the New Music Marathon and to purchase tickets for "Ambient2 - The Music of Brian Eno."