Wavelength presents ‘Don’t Speak II’ – A concert where talking is forbidden

Don't Speak II

Don't Speak IIIndependent music series Wavelength presents an interesting concept for a concert: ‘Don’t Speak’. Following up on the success of last March’s debut event under this banner, ‘Don’t Speak II’ will be another “concert at which talking is forbidden.” Wavelength programmer Adam Bradley conceived of this concert concept with hope of cultivating a more mindful, engaged listening environment amongst concert-goers at indie music shows.

‘Don’t Speak II’ will again feature a program of primarily electronic, ambient, drone music from Canadian performers including Montreal’s Kyle Bobby Dunn and Toronto’s Off World (featuring Sandro Perri), Bomb & Body (members of Doomsquad and HSY), and Zone Support, along with immersive visuals and projections. Audience members will be given writing materials, to facilitate communication. 2016’s first social experiment of its kind was covered by Maclean’s, NOW, and Exclaim – and draw a capacity crowd at art space, Arraymusic. For its second edition, “Don’t Speak” will enter into even more challenging territory for a quiet concert: that of a licensed rock club, Dundas West hotspot The Baby G.

Friday March 18, 2017
The Baby G
1608 Dundas St. W.
Doors 9:00PM
Tickets $8 advance at Ticketfly.com
or $10 at the door

More about the performers?

Kyle Bobby Dunn started out in Calgary, Alberta, but has seen many different configurations and places of residence over the years, including North Carolina, Belleville Ontario, and Brooklyn. Now based in Montreal, Dunn has primarily been composing and performing long emotive suites for electric guitar since and processors since 2014 with the mammoth album ‘Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness’. His work invokes a deep cinematic and emotional element that The New York Times once called “dark, shadowy and indistinct at its core, surrounded by an iridescent glow. The effect is mysterious, hypnotic and deeply affecting.”

Off World is on ongoing studio collaboration between Sandro Perri and various producers utilizing electronic and acoustic instruments. In a live setting he is joined by synth improviser Lorenz Peter, with whom Off World was founded in 2008. Constellation Records released the debut LP ‘1’ in 2016.

Bomb & Body is a new sonic collaboration between Anna Mayberry of HSY and Anamai, and Allie Blumas of Doomsquad. They also create movement works together as Open Fortress.

Zone Support teleported here from a distant star to invite all heavenly and hellish flesh bodies to take part in a soul / light destiny fulfillment ritual, in which one can enact a future reality that will be spent in ultimate titillation for the seven senses. Castro Breeze and Clarity Rain have come to set audiences out upon a meditative journey into the psyche that touches down on terra incognita. Let the sonic waves of this alien new world inside you drift your spirit away to an expanded oceanic consciousness, and allow Zone Support to swim deeply into your personal channels. There is light there, in the darkness, and Zone Support wants you to find it and penetrate it. There is no need to be afraid, by slowing down time and making you aware of it, Zone Support exposes time’s beauty. You are time’s beauty. Be the beauty. You can.

More about Wavelength Music?

Toronto’s original independent music community hub, Wavelength is a non-profit arts organization renowned for its curatorial foresight and championing of a diverse array of emerging artists. In 2015, Wavelength launched its new Camp Wavelength festival of overnight camping and multi-arts on Toronto Island – which was lauded as one of Toronto’s best festivals of the year by local media. Wavelength was recognized with a nomination for Torontoist’s “Heroes” list for that year, with the publication stating: “It’s hard to imagine what Toronto’s music scene would look like without Wavelength’s influence.” In 2016, Wavelength’s co-founder and Artistic Director Jonny Dovercourt was recognized as a “Local Hero” by NOW Magazine. Wavelength Music is supported by the Ontario Music Fund, Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, Red Bull Sound Select, Toronto Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ticketfly, Steam Whistle Brewing, Exclaim!, Psiphon Sessions, and the Gladstone Hotel.

For more information on Wavelength Music, visit wavelengthmusic.ca.