X AVANT XIII: The Halluci Nation, curated by Bear Witness (ATCR) @ The Music Gallery, Toronto [from 11 to 14 October]

X AVANT XIII: The Halluci Nation, curated by Bear Witness (ATCR)


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11 - 14
October
20:00 - 23:00

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The Music Gallery
918 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G5
OCTOBER 11-14, 2018
X AVANT NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL XIII: THE HALLUCI NATION
CURATED BY BEAR WITNESS (A TRIBE CALLED RED)
ALL EVENTS AT 918 BATHURST ST. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED.

EARLYBIRD FESTIVAL PASS $40
We are thrilled to welcome a special guest curator for this year’s X Avant Festival: Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red. The festival theme draws on their internationally renowned album We Are The Halluci Nation.

“The Halluci Nation is the name of A Tribe Called Reds most recent album” says Bear “I am looking at this festival as an opportunity to extend the arms of (A Tribe Called Red’s) Halluci Nation to include some of the artists that I feel are already doing work in line with the its values. It is a future history given to inform the past. It is a rallying cry to all nations. We need to learn from things almost forgotten. We need to learn what it is to be human again and how to treat others as human.”

The music of the Halluci Nation is inherently experimental in constructing a coherent sensibility from diverse inspiration, much like previous X Avant themes like “Transculturalism”, “This Is Our Music” and “Expanding Circuits.” Artists such as Ziibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣ, See Monsters, and Lillian Allen have appeared in Music Gallery programming over the years and are reintroduced here in exciting new settings alongside contributors to the Halluci Nation album. Furthermore, Bear will collaborate with invited artists both visually and musically.

This festival will sound much different than previous X Avants, and its visual identity will be provided by multimedia artist Jax A Muse, with whom Tribe worked at our X Avant Festival in 2013.

This is an exciting chapter in X Avant history which presents its most Canada-wide lineup ever, its biggest production values, and the potential to connect more people than ever before at the Music Gallery’s new home at 918 Bathurst St.

X AVANT NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL XIII: The Halluci Nation
October 11-14, 2018

FEATURING:

El DustyMaria ChavezNarcyLos PoetasTasman RichardsonDre NgoziNino BrownAbove Top Secret — Jennifer Kreisberg — Geronimo InutiqCreeasianrespectfulchildLillian AllenZiibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣJax A MuseA Tribe Called Red
ALL EVENTS:

10/11/18

October 11 at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
X AVANT XIII: Tasman Richardson, See Monsters, CreeAsian
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$18 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, Music Gallery Members

Tasman Richardson — One of Bear’s all-time visual inspirations, JAWA Manifesto developer Richardson returns to the MG after a sold out show in 2016, headlining a night of visual artists.
See Monsters – BC based artists toured Canada in 2017 as part of Revolutions Per Minute's cross-Canada tourn.
Creeasian with Bear Witness – Edmonton’s breakdancing DJ collaborates with Bear's visual work to open the festival.

10/12/18

October 12 at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
X Avant XIII: Maria Chavez, Geronimo Inutiq, respectfulchild
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$18 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, Members

Maria Chavez – Internationally renowned abstract turntablist originally from Peru now based in New York City. Her first time in Toronto in eight years.
Geronimo Inutiq – experimental Inuit audio/visual artist was another early inspiration for A Tribe Called Red. He was on the cover of Musicworks’ summer 2017 issue.
respectfulchild – Saskatoon-based violinist uses electronic looping to weave a tapestry of sound. They are touring with Rae Spoon in fall 2018.

10/13/18

October 13 at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
X Avant XIII: Sampler Cafe, hosted by CreeAsian
2PM
Free

Adapted from Creeasian’s work in Edmonton, this session encourages all those with beatmaking/electronic tools to plug in and jam. Should be all the more interesting given the sonic possibilities within the Music Gallery's wide-ranging community!

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October 13 at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
X AVANT XIII — Los Poetas prerelease, Above Top Secret, Ziibiwan
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$15 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, Members

Los Poetas — Toronto’s Latinx “park bench philosophers” mark the release of their latest album, Ajpu.
Above Top Secret — Toronto-based electro dub hop ensemble featuring Ayo Leilani aka Witch Prophet, producer/vocalist/co-writer Sun Sun and percussionist Brandon Valdivia
Ziibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣ — named a musician to watch in 2018 by Now Magazine, introspective beats reimagine the music and messages of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Leeane Simpson.

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October 13 LATE NIGHT at Mod Club Theatre co-presented by Futuro Libre
X Avant XIII — El Dusty, ATCR (DJ SET), Dre Ngozi & Nino Brown
$30 Regular/$25 Advance/$20 Students, Music Gallery Members

After our main stage show we hit the Mod Club with big, creative beats from all points featuring a live set from El Dusty, who makes a rare Toronto appearance to deliver his Texan Cumbia music to us direct from Corpus Christi. Yes Yes Y'all DJs Dre Ngozi & Nino Brown throw down supercharged, cosmopolitan grooves and A Tribe Called Red does a special guest DJ set.

10/14/18

October 14 at 918 Bathurst
X AVANT XIII — Panel Discussion: Building The Halluci Nation
6PM
Free

The artists represented in the festival discuss what the Halluci Nation means to them, and how it represents potential for positive social change. Moderated by Narcy.

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October 14 at 918 Bathurst
X AVANT XIII — Narcy, Jennifer Kreisberg, Lillian Allen
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$18 Regular/$13 Advance/$10 Students, Members

Narcy – pioneer of Arabic hip hop, professor and multimedia artist from Montreal who was featured on ‘This Is The Halluci Nation’ with Yaasin Bey aka Mos Def.
Jennifer Kreisberg — co-founder of legendary Native American group Ulali and another featured artist on ‘We Are The Halluci Nation’
Lillian Allen – Iconic Jamaican-Canadian vocalist put Toronto on international reggae and literary maps with her patois-infused dub poetry.

918 Bathurst Main Hall and the Mod Club visual design will be provided by Jacqueline Levitt aka Jax A Muse.

Accessibility:
+ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education is not currently wheelchair accessible due stairs (two half flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). We are working as quickly as possible with 918 Bathurst to make the building accessible for all.
+ Mod Club Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue.
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