Published Aug 14, 2013Toronto's annual X Avant New Music Festival specializes in experimental and boundary-pushing music, and this fall, it will return for its eighth edition. The fest runs from October 11 to 20.
The lineup this year features A Tribe Called Read (in collaboration with beatboxing throat singer Nelson Tagoona), a FLUX Quartet-featuring rendition of Morton Feldman's "String Quartet No. 2," Not the Wind Not the Flag with William Parker, Ensemble Supermusique, Charlemagne Palestine, Quartetski doing their version of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Scott Good teaming up with Alaniaris for a genre-spanning composition.
The festival's theme is "This Is Our Music," and it celebrates urban abstract music while addressing the question "What music makes Toronto tick?"
Passes cost $100, and individual show tickets are also available. The bulk of the events take place at the Music Gallery, although the A Tribe Called Red gig on October 19 is at BLK BOX.
See listings and get more information over at the Music Gallery's website.