Long Winter announces 10th anniversary ‘Together Apart’ DIY festival

Long Winter Together Apart

This fall, Long Winter has announced a special 10th anniversary extension to its winter series. Together Apart activities run September – November 2021, with the aim of connecting DIY music and arts communities across Ontario, Europe, and beyond.

Festivities will include an outdoor rooftop concert series at the Garrison featuring FIVER, monthly editions of a cross-city zine,  installations by partner curators Bunker 2 and Younger than Beyoncé,  features by Unit 2,  Sou Sou, Strangewaves and more, IRL / cross-stream live performances from Toronto (St. Anne’s) and La Station in Paris, France, with a multi-channel video program co-produced with Collectif Ascidiacea and Club Quarantine, articles and playlists on Long Winter’s blog, through StationStation radio, and more.
Long Winter’s Together Apart showcases local underground and DIY music scenes in Ontario and France. The Toronto-Paris partnership includes a conference and workshop stream with  resources and information-sharing between local collectives. Focused on issues of space access, it bridges needs and interests of DIY and underground communities internationally, providing exchange between scenes, and cross-sector dialogue between local arts communities and researchers, urban planners and policy makers.
Sept 24 – MUSIC
Status / Non Status
DJ sets by FSR 
Time: 5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance (to reserve a place); pay-what-you-can at the door
Location: rooftop of Garrison (from lot across the street)
Ticket link: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/37413/
Sept 25 – MUSIC
Mr. Joy
DJ sets by Trueconnection
Time: 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance (to reserve a place); pay-what-you-can at the door
Location: rooftop of Garrison (from lot across the street)
Ticket link: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/37414
Sept – ART
Bunker 2  (Sept 16 – 30)
Jeremy Bailey
Hiba Abdallah 
Megan Feheley
Jana Ghalayini
Heran Genene
Marie Sotto x Tristan Sauer
Nov 26 – MUSIC
Owen Pallett
Odonis Odonis
Savannah Taylor (Unit 2)
She Shn (Strangewaves)
Together Apart Research Conference
+More TBA
Location: St. Anne’s (Dundas and Dufferin)
Format: IRL and virtual 
Nov 27 – MUSIC
New Chance
Casey MQ (Club Quarantine)
Ceréna (Club Quarantine)
Tica Holiday (Sou Sou)
FSR Radio
+More TBA
Location: St. Anne’s (Dundas and Dufferin) x La Station – Gare des Mines (Paris)
Format: IRL and virtual 
Nov 26-27 – ART
Younger than Beyoncé
Xpace Gallery
Collectif Ascidiacea 
Gentrification Tax Action 
Poster, filters, illustrations by Fion Liu
Location: St. Anne’s – Dundas and Dufferin, and more 
Format: live and virtual
Date: Nov 26 – DIY space research and multi-sector conference with Together Apart Conference, ADAIR + more 
Location: Lula Lounge and St. Anne’s (Toronto) x La Station (Paris)
Format: live and virtual
Registration: opens fall 2021
Date: Saturday, 27 November – DIY music scenes conference, workshops (Ontario x France)
Location: St. Anne’s (Toronto) x La Station (Paris)
Format: live and virtual
Registration: opens fall 2021
With Gendai, Music OntarioXpace, collectives across Ontario + more
*PLUS Long Night with Vish Khanna* / DIY scenes docs and essays / A/V and short film screenings 

Virtual stream; venue accessibility: The majority of programming (concerts and conference panels) will be available for international access online, through Long Winter TV and the Together Apart conference platform.
More about Long Winter

Long Winter is Toronto’s essential all­-ages, pay-what-you-can inter-­arts series that takes place throughout our coldest season. Featuring over 200 local artists/collectives and welcoming nearly 5,000 participants from November-March, Long Winter animates multiple rooms on multiple floors, transforming spaces into immersive, collaborative environments. Events are dense and eclectic, showcasing a broad cross-section of the best in Toronto-area DIY and underground scenes. Featured work includes performance art, theatre and dance, large-­scale sculptural installations, projections (single and dual screen videos, still images), visual installations (print, painting, photography collage) and interactive presentations including original video games by local programmers. Initially housed at the Great Hall on Queen Street West, Long Winter has programmed teeming shows at venues ranging from the Gladstone Hotel, to the Hearn Generating Station (Luminato), to the Galleria Mall. We are passionate about integrating diverse artistic communities and culture; gathering some of the most exciting, cutting-edge local talent under one roof.
More about La Station – Gare des Mines

Created in 2002, the Collectif MU is an artistic production office specializing in the fields of music, sound art, and new media. The MU Collective designs and produces artistic interventions defined by their relationship to the territory and the context in which they emerge, and conducts research at the frontiers of art, technology and science. Every year, MU welcomes artists in residence at La Goutte d’Or (at the Garage MU – which became the Fabrique de Culture de la Région Île-de-France in 2012 as part of a three-year agreement renewed in 2016) and at Porte d’Aubervilliers, and develops collective projects that promote the sharing of knowledge and tools. 
In spring 2016, MU opened the doors of La Station – Gare des Mines, as part of the temporary artistic sites, a transitional urban planning initiative initiated by SNCF Immobilier. At the crossroads of Paris, Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers, La Station – Gare des Mines is both a festive and convivial place and a laboratory dedicated to emerging artistic scenes.

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