According to the official press release, Intersection, Toronto’s annual experimental music festival returns with three days of groundbreaking, and diverse artistry running from September 1 to 3, 2023.
The festival will include intimate concerts, main-stage features, and street-level performances.
Now in its 13th year, Intersection is an annual multi-day festival known for pairing internationally renowned artists alongside local counterparts in a decidedly kaleidoscopic variety of styles. Its storied alumni include the likes of Shalabi Effect, Bang On A Can, John Oswald, Elliott Sharp, Sarah Hennies, Joan LaBarbara, Suzanne Ciani, Eli Keszler, Morton Subotnick, Nihilist Spasm Band, Mick Barr, Wolf Eyes and many more.
The opening night feature hosts a rare performance from celebrated NYC experimentalist William Basinski (of Disintegration Loops infamy), who will be presenting his work The Last Symphony. Special guest, the Detroit-based experimental electronic audio/visual artist Kuuma, will join him.
On Saturday, September 2, Intersection continues its tradition of taking music that would typically be found in small, underground venues, and mounting it for free at one of the most accessible and public locales in the city.
Intersection Experimental Music Festival’s final day (September 3rd) offers a glimpse behind the curtain and several entry points into festival artists’ process through interactive workshops and performances. The day will feature an early afternoon (2pm) performance and lecture by Christopher Tignor at Sonic Boom Records; followed in the evening by a live-streamed roundtable artist discussion with Saturday’s featured artists and a workshop/performance of Julius Eastman’s Buddha, led by Emmanuel Jacob Lacopo at the Canadian Music Centre.
CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it.