Somewhere There started up in a Parkdale loft back in 2007, but the Toronto-based arts collective is now turning nine and ready to present another instalment of its annual music festival. Now in its fourth year, the Creative Music Festival will take place from February 26 to 28 at the Tranzac.
This year’s lineup brings together an eclectic mix of experimental music, featuring “everything from frayed songs to all-out abstraction, from soloists to dense large ensembles, and from hushed textural acoustic work to driving direct-into-the-PA-system electronics.”
Things kick off on the evening of February 26 with performances from Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, SlowPitchSound and a new quintet formation led by Nick Storring.
February 27 boasts solo improvisational sets from Germaine Liu, Paul Newman, Kyle Brenders, Peter Lutek, Ken Aldcroft and Nicole Rampersaud, while the evening will hear the Kyle Brenders Ensemble, the Ugly Beauties, the Polka Dogs and Interstellar Tentet.
Finally, on February 28, the weekend-long event will wrap up with a set from Laura Swankey, Christine Duncan and Daniel Oore’s recently formed trio, alongside the Humber Composers Collective. The evening portion will see FOG, Ways and THREADS take the stage.
In addition to live music, there will also be talks to attend and a mini record fair. You can find full festival information, including additional information about the performers, ticket prices and pick-up locations, and day-by-day schedules here.