Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins to perform at Toronto's Nuit Blanche Festival with Coloured Night: 12 hours 12 tones, 2010.
Returning to his experimental music roots, Mark Gane, along with co-composer Charlie Roby, lighting designer Bryson Winchester and several guest artistes (including other members of Martha and the Muffins), will be performing a 12 hour long multimedia performance piece as part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche Festival, starting at 7pm Saturday, October 2nd through to 7 am on Sunday October 3rd.
coloured night: 12 hours 12 tones, 2010 is a continuous musical composition that will link the 12 hours of Nuit Blanche with 12 tones of the chromatic scale, transforming the performance space into a chamber of shifting sound and colour. Based partially upon the subjective experiences of synesthetes, quotations and anecdotal material will act as triggers for compositional and performance guidelines, linking colours and emotions to specific keys. Using guitars, loops, voices, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, cello and other instruments, a changing roster of musicians will improvise from four corners as visitors move through the quadraphonic soundscape of the lobby of 2 Queen Street East.
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