Toronto's Inaugural FORMS Festival Brings Out Laurel Halo, Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara
Published Jul 26, 2016Adding another option to your Toronto festival checklist, details have surfaced around a new multi-day event full of art and music. Titled FORMS, the inaugural edition will feature electronic artist Laurel Halo, Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara and more.
The fest runs September 28 to 30, with events scheduled to take place at the Great Hall and performance space Rally Ossington. Press materials describe FORMS as "a three-day festival of emergent culture that celebrates artists and thinkers who take risks and challenge convention through experimentation."
The opening night of programming at the Great Hall is said to bring out an "immersive" blend of "A/V live performance, interactive art forms, architecture and sound." This includes work from Parisian duo Nonotak, Toronto producer DJ Bambii, Montreal's susy.technology and more.
The September 29 bill of programming at the Great Hall features a lineup of sound experimenters that includes Berlin-based Laurel Halo, sound artist Brigitte Bardon't, and noise and new age arranger Kara-Lis Coverdale. Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara will also appear to perform an improv set being teased as "a sonic experience filled with melodic, dense, and noisy ambient sounds."
In addition, FORMS will host a number of summit events over the course of the weekend, which are expected to have speakers touching on "thought-provoking ideas currently shaping the urban experience."
A full list of artists participating in FORMS has yet to be revealed, but the lineup will be unfurled in full by early August.
An all-access pass granting entry into the shows, summits and various installations between the Great Hall and Rally Ossington is currently selling at an early bird rate of $42. The price goes up to $55 on August 8.
Additional details on how to grab single-show tickets or a summit pass can be found over here.