Apr 20, 2016

EDM meets Baroque: Haus Musik Launches on May 10, 2016

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Toronto, Canada, April 20, 2016 … Immersive, engaging, experimental: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is thrilled to introduce Haus Musik, the latest addition to Toronto’s vibrant music scene, launching on May 10, 2016 at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture.

Haus Musikloosens up the live classical music experience by taking it out of the concert hall and into the wider world: five musicians from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra perform baroque music on period instruments in an informal, standing-only venue with a laid-back vibe and a cash bar, all for the low price of $18. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM.  Drop in for a set or stay the whole night. Tickets at the door or www.hausmusik.eventbrite.com.

The first edition of Haus Musik opens with sound design by modular synth producer DJ BSMNT, followed by two sets of baroque music by Purcell, Marini, Biber, and others. Lighting design is by Noah Feaver, and direction and design is by Amanda Smith, whose work as Artistic Director of FAWN Chamber Creative explores the collaborative potential of classical music. Smith and BSMNT will create a sonic landscape to bridge the worlds of baroque and electronic dance music.

Smith and BSMNT will create a sonic landscape to bridge the worlds of baroque and electronic dance music. BSMNT will perform as part of the concert program, as well as pre- and post-concert DJ sets. 

Managing Director William Norris came to Tafelmusik from the one of the UK’s leading period music ensembles, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), where he introduced the wildly successful “The Night Shift” — a series of informal period music concerts presented in relaxed, contemporary settings around London.

“The starting premise for Haus Musik is that our music can have wide appeal. There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with it. But for some, and particularly audiences new to our music, the traditional concert format can have the unfortunate effect of making the music seem like something to be admired like an artefact in a museum, rather than something to be enjoyed and engaged with. Since arriving in this city last fall, I’ve been impressed with how dynamic the music scene is. I think Toronto is ready for Haus Musik,” says Norris.

Listing Information: Launch of Haus Musik, the classical alternative

Dates + Times: Tues May 10, 2016 | Doors open 7:30 PM | Show starts 8:30 PM

Tickets: $18 at the door or www.hausmusik.eventbrite.com| Cash bar

Venue: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture

Website: www.hausmusik.eventbrite.com




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