By Less Lee Moore
If you’re looking for Halloween-themed activities, Unsound has two terrifying events coming to Toronto’s Sony Centre in October and November.
The evening will open with a screening of UNDER THE SKIN, the 2013 cult film from writer/director Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johanssen. A live orchestral performance of the acclaimed Mica Levi score will be performed by the Unsound Toronto Ensemble, conducted by Evan Mitchell.
In addition, Unsound will be presenting Autobiography Edits, the North American premiere of a dance piece by UK choreographer Wayne McGregor, set to new music by Jlin, a.k.a. Jerrilynn Patton, one of the most prominent electronic producers of the current generation. This piece is inspired by the sequencing of McGregor’s entire genome.
Cult Polish band Ksiezyc opens the evening, with five members playing an array of instruments drawing on ancient Slavic music, minimalism and experimentation to create mysterious, haunting soundscapes.
S U R V I V E, Emmy-winning composers of the score for the hit Netflix TV show STRANGER THINGS present sections of their evocative synthscore live, hot on the heels of the release of the second season. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein first presented the music live at Unsound Krakow in 2016, with a specially commissioned lighting installation/stage design concept by German visual artist MFO, who will also be part of this show, with a performance by Theresa Baumgartner.
The evening also features the Toronto debut of GAS, the legendary project from Kompakt Records head Wolfgang Voigt. Inspired by dark forests of Germany, the unsettling and symphonic music of GAS is an ambient touchstone. This audio visual show follows the acclaimed release of Narkopop, the first record by GAS in 17 years.
All tickets are $35 and $45 dollars and can be purchased through the Sony Centre website.