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Salon 21: Plugging in the Messiah

Fri November 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Nominated for Classical:Next’s 2017 Innovation Award, the third iteration of Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah reshapes Handel’s holiday classic to create a strikingly modern and immersive experience from December 4 to 6 at the Drake Underground (Hallelujah!).

Featuring a special performance by turntablist SlowPitchSound, join members of the cast for a behind-the-scenes look at the wiring of Electric Messiah—a musical exploration of holiday traditions and what they mean to us today. Bring your own holiday records for spinning and join in the fun!

Before the performance, take a docent-led tour of the Gardiner’s annual 12 Trees exhibition, co-curated by novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland and Ben Mills of Public Art Management, and inspired by the theme “Let There Be Light”.

7 pm: Gallery Prelude

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Salon 21 (free with registration)

About Soundstreams

Soundstreams is one of the world’s leading contemporary music companies, and the biggest global presenter of new Canadian music. Under the direction of Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Ben Dietschi, the company showcases the work of living Canadian and international composers, with a focus on innovative thematic and experiential programming that provides context and contributes to the rich legacy of Canadian music at home and around the world.