Tonalism comes to Toronto


the Music Gallery in collaboration with Scion presents…


An All Night, 12 Hour, Multi-Media, Season Closing Fundraising Event for the Music Gallery! Inspired by ambient music happenings of the ‘60s, the L.A. web radio collective transforms St. George the Martyr Church into an immersive, multi-media experience.


Featuring performances by dublab collective members:
Julia Holter
Suzanne Kraft
With projections by Alexandra Pelly

+ Local Toronto Creative Musicians:
Isla Craig
The Luyas
Nilan Perera
Wallace Halladay
Not the Wind, Not the Flag
DJ sets by Craig Dunsmuir, David Dacks & Wolf G.

Event runs 6pm to 6am

You are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags and wide open ears.

Advance tickets $20 at Earth & Fire, MOOG Audio, Rotate This, Shanti Baba, Soundscapes, & — BUY NOW!
Note: MG members may order via 416-204-1080.
At the door: $25 before 9pm, $30 after 9pm ($5 off for MG members)

Music Gallery
197 John Street
Toronto, ON

Please note: Part of this concert will take place outdoors in the Courtyard of St. George the Martyr. Seating is not guaranteed. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside.

About dublab and Tonalism:
The Los Angeles-based Dublab Collective recently celebrated 10 years at the vanguard of Internet broadcasting. For the final Music Gallery event of the season, they bring their all-night Tonalism installation of sound and visuals to Toronto for the first time.

Over the course of 12 hours, Dublab will transform every part of the beautiful church the Music Gallery calls home into an all night multi-media happening not unlike something you would find in Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche. Patrons in the Courtyard, Fellowship Room and Sanctuary will be immersed in kaleidoscopic sweep of sound, light, original artwork and performances. Tonalism is strongly inspired by the 1960’s sound-art actions of Marion Zazeela, Lamonte Young, Terry Riley and Yoko Ono. The audience is encouraged to bring pillows, sleeping bags and wide open ears.

Whether innovating with webcasting, exploring magic turntablism or spinning far-out, eclectic sets, Dublab reflects all shades of future roots music. Dublab chops and channels cultural influences, musical epochs and sound sources from around the world using digital alchemy. They complement their fevered musical constructions with many types of visual stimulation, from film projects to myriad multi-media performance ideas. Past participants in Dublab have included Cluster, Ranking Joe, Madlib, Morton Subotnick, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Terry Callier, Flying Lotus, Nobukazu Takemura and El Guincho.

Musically speaking, Dublab: Tonalism will feature some of the finest exponents of the “low end theory” generation of bass-heavy electronics of Southern California. A new crop of innovators in electronic music draws inspiration from the late beatsmith J Dilla to create startling electronic collages with a strong kinship with hip-hop. The most visible exponent of this new wave of Californian musical creativity is Flying Lotus (who happens to be the late Alice Coltrane’s nephew), and Tonalism will bring this movement’s next wave to Toronto. Among the most notable are Teebs, whose debut last year album was widely acclaimed, matthewdavid, currently supporting his new release Outmind, and DNTEL, who has released several projects through the Sub Pop label and is one half of indie stars The Postal Service. Dublab main man Frosty, Julia Holter, Suzanne Kraft and visualist Alexandra Pelly will also contribute their inspiration.

Count on additional energy from local musicians, businesses, broadcasters and a few more surprises to make this one of the most ambitious events the Music Gallery has ever undertaken.

Co-presented with 92BPM, breakandenter and Promise. Part of Music Gallery’s New World / Summer Courtyard Series