The 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading
to Jan 2

The 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading

Premiering new work for solo electric guitar by Yaz Lancaster at this event:

Wild and welcoming, keeping it real and keeping it real weird, at The Poetry Project's 45th Annual New Year's Day Marathon we'll come together to experience the work of over 140 performers, and to say hello to 2019 the only way we know how -- with a giant party.

Check back here for updates to the performer list + tarot reading sign-ups + other occasional pleasures TBA.

Book Donors: Akashic Books, Alice James, Belladonna*, Black Sparrow, Bloof Books, BookThug, Brooklyn Arts Press, Carcanet Press, City Lights, Coffee House Press, Commune Editions, Copper Canyon, Cultural Society, Ecco, Edge, EOAGH, Fence, Flood Editions, Four Way Books, FSG, Futurepoem, Graywolf, Knopf, Litmus, Milkweed, New Directions, Nightboat, NYRB, Operating System, Penguin, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, Rescue, Roof, Rust Buckle, Solid Objects, Susan Mills Artist Books, The Song Cave, Tender Buttons, Ugly Duckling Presse, United Artists, University of Pittsburgh, Wave, Wesleyan University Press, Wonder, YesYes Books, and more TBA.

Food Donors: Lagunitas, Porto Rico Coffee, Two Boots, S'MAC, Veselka, and more TBA

Volunteers: Adam O'Reilly, Addison Kamb, Adeena Karasick, Andrew Noseworthy, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Anna Kreienberg, Annabel Lee, Barbara Paulus, Batya Rosenblum, Becca Teich, Brenda Iijima, Brendan Lorber and Aurora McTague-Lorber, Bridget Talone, Carley Moore, Cat Tyc, Chloe Zimmerman, Christine Wilson, Cliff Fyman, Con Messinger, Cori Hutchinson, Dave Morse, David Kirschenbaum, David Satkowski, David Wilk, Dorothy Friedman August, Ebony Watson, Elæ / Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Elinor Nauen, Emily Toder, Erica Hunt, Erika Hodges, Fabrienne Bottero, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Gia Gonzales, Hailey Rozenberg, Ian Dreiblatt, Irene Villaseñor, Jack Murray, Jacqueline Waters, Jeff Perkins, Jennifer Bartlett, Jeremy Hovenaar, Jess Dagg, Jillian Mcmanemin, Joe Cosmo Cogen, Jonathan Aprea, Joshua Bianchi, Judah Levenson, Julia Knobloch, Julie Alsop, Katie Brunero, Katie Ebbitt, Katie Willingham, Laura Wilk, Linda Hayes, Lydia Cortes, Marc Nasdor, Marcella Durand & Ismael Durand O'Russa, Margaret Carson, Marie La Viña, Marina Reza, Maryam Parhizkar, Matt Longabucco, Matt Proctor, Max Nazario, Max Steele, Meredith Starkman, Michael Honigberg, Morgan Vo, Nat Roosa, Nathaniel Siegel, Nina (Ru) Puro, Noah Lebien, Olivia Grayson, Omotara James, Peter Neeley, Phoebe Kaufman, Phoebe Lifton, Quinn Roberts, Rachel Galperin, Rachel Levitsky, Rachel Valinsky, Ry Dunn, Sara Jane Stoner, Sarah Anne Wallen, Sarah Dougherty, Sarah Safaie, Shane Hanlon, Shanxing Wang, Simi Best, Stephanie Gray, Sue Landers, Suzanne Goldenberg, Tom Savage, Trace Peterson, Valentine Conaty, Will Farris, Yaz Lancaster, Zachary A. Edminster, and more TBA

Performers: Andrea Abi-Karam, Ammiel Alcalay, Ashna Ali, Justin Allen, Julie Alsop, Jonathan Aprea, Penny Arcade, Ed Askew Band, Daisy Atterbury, James Barickman, J. Mae Barizo, Peter BD, Jim Behrle, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Fabrienne Bottero, Michael Broder, Lee Ann Brown & Janice Lowe, Marie Buck, Phong Bui, Steve Cannon, Wo Chan, Yoshiko Chuma with Dane Terry, Lauren Clark, Todd Colby, John Coletti, CAConrad, Lydia Cortes, Brenda Coultas, Alex Cuff, Matty D'Angelo, Kyle Dacuyan, Jordan Davis, Ted Dodson, r erica doyle, Ry Dunn, Anaïs Duplan, Marcella Durand, Steve Earle, Mel Elberg, Betsy Fagin, Will Farris, Farnoosh Fathi, Avram Fefer, Camonghne Felix, Jack Ferver, Jennifer Firestone, Jen Fisher, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Dorothy Friedman August, Kay Gabriel, John Godfrey, Suzanne Goldenberg, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Phoebe Greer & Arthur Cañedo, Diana Hamilton, Odetta Hartman David Henderson, Barbara Henning, Laura Henriksen, Erika Hodges, Bob Holman, Erica Hunt, Cori Hutchinson, Omotara James, Rachel James, Paolo Javier, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte, Millie Kapp & Matt Shalzi, Vincent Katz, erica kaufman, Amy King, Anna Kreienberg, M Lamar, Yaz Lancaster, Sue Landers, Denizé Lauture, Paul Legault, Rachel Levitsky, Matt Longabucco, Brendan Lorber, Jimena Lucero, Filip Marinovich, Erin Markey, Douglas A. Martin, Eline Marx (teknikal issues), Greg Masters, Andriniki Mattis, Jillian McManemin, Yvonne Meier, Carley Moore, Tracie Morris, Dave Morse, Stephen Motika, Gala Mukomolova, Sahar Muradi, Uche Nduka, Peter Neeley, Precious Okoyomon, Edgar Oliver, Laura Ortman, Nicky Paraiso, Trace Peterson, Robbie Pollock, Matt Proctor & Sarah Safaie, Lorelei Ramirez, El Roy Red, Batya Rosenblum, Aliah Rosenthal, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Judah Rubin, John Rufo, George Emilio Sanchez, Tina Satter, Tom Savage, Simon Schuchat, Purvi Shah, Frank Sherlock, Jayson Smith, Sean D. Henry Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Tammy Faye Starlite, Max Steele, Jim Stewart, Sara Jane Stoner, Bridget Talone, Susie Timmons, Edwin Torres, Tony Towle, Cat Tyc, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Aldrin Valdez, Cecilia Vicuna, Anna Vitale, Morgan Vo, Asiya Wadud, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Jacqueline Waters, Rachael Wilson, Chavisa Woods, Matvei Yankelevich, John Yau, The Double Yews, Don Yorty, Sparrow / Foamola, The Blow, and St. Mark's Choir

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Western University Contemporary Music Studio Concert
8:00 PM20:00

Western University Contemporary Music Studio Concert

Performing “Sahaf” by Chaya Czernowin on this program!

Join us at the Don Wright Faculty of Music for the first Contemporary Music Studio ensemble concert of the year.

Directors: John Hess, Dáirine Ni Mheadhra
von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University

The Contemporary Music Studio introduces solo and chamber music from 1945 to the present through the preparation, coaching, and performance of selected repertoire in classroom and concert settings.

Admission is free and open to all. No ticket purchase or advance registration required.

For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit

End time approximate.

To learn more about the Contemporary Music Studio visit:

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Hear Here Presents: Vaso String Quartet
6:30 PM18:30

Hear Here Presents: Vaso String Quartet

Forest City Gallery & The Hear Here Committee is proud to Present: Vaso String Quartet! 

Performing new music by:

Caroline Shaw (
Yaz Lancaster (
Kaija Saariaho (
Willyn Whiting (
James Lowrie: (
André McEvenue: (
Andrew Noseworthy (

About Vaso String Quartet:

Formed in 2018 at the Scotia Festival of Music under the guidance of violinist Tim Fain and composer Philip Glass, the Vaso String Quartet brings together four dedicated musicians with a passion for new chamber music. Members Aysel Taghi-Zada (violin), Hua-Chu Huang (violin), Peter Ayuso (viola), and India Yeshe Gailey (cello) are all accomplished individual musicians who have won prizes in chamber music competitions across North America. The members have all worked closely with some of the leading chamber musicians of today, such as David Geringas, Ronald Copes, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Emerson, Cleveland, Kronos, Shanghai, and Cavani Quartets. 

As advocates of contemporary music, the members have also fostered working relationships with artists and composers of different mediums to further expand the definition of contemporary music. This has led to collaborations with artists and collectives such as Wu Man, composer and pipa virtuoso of the Silk Road Ensemble; New Hermitage, an environmental chamber jazz quartet; and numerous other composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Lawrence Dillon, and Caroline Shaw.

With a keen interest in exploring and promoting lesser known works, the quartet strives for innovative programming that juxtaposes the standard string quartet literature alongside the equally valuable works of underrepresented composers. “Vaso”, Spanish for “glass”, refers to the first pieces they performed together (quartets by Philip Glass and Astor Piazzolla), but it also encapsulates their ambition to crack the glass ceiling that confronts women and social minorities.

Hear Here is a series of live-shows that take place at FCG in between exhibitions. 

Doors at 6:30 PM
$10 admission (at the door)
258 Richmond Street, London, ON

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UWO Student Composition Premieres by Williams and Fan
12:30 PM12:30

UWO Student Composition Premieres by Williams and Fan

Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan give world premiere performances of new works for baritone and piano by Western student composers:

Aaron Lee 
Xiang Li
Maxwell Lucas
Jeffrey Lupker 
Andrew Noseworthy

*Admission is free


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Centrediscs Launch: Bekah Simms - impurity chains **Sold Out**
7:00 PM19:00

Centrediscs Launch: Bekah Simms - impurity chains **Sold Out**

Free with RSVP:

Performers for this album launch include:

Katherine Watson, flute
Celia Tang, clarinet
Émilie Fortin, trumpet
Adrian Irvine, violin
Emilie Gelinas-Noble, viola
Amahl Arulanandam, cello
Andrew Noseworthy, electric guitar
Phil Albert, electric bass
Stephanie Chua, synthesizer
Evan Bowen, drumkit/pecussion
Pratik Gandhi, conductor

"impurity chains" is an album about influences: the joyful chaos of 21stcentury listening and the creative impact this can have on a composer. Each work on impurity chains is referential, whether to effects-laden popular musics, Newfoundland traditional folk music, or even other concert music of the heavier variety. In the first ever recorded collection of Simms’ music, the bounty of stimuli available in both acoustic and electroacoustic soundworlds is celebrated with some of Toronto’s finest chamber ensembles performing works with gestural vitality, nuanced timbral shadings, and a colourful array of sources that reflect Simms’ curiosity as a listener: from the turbulent and grotesque to the sumptuous and fleetingly lyrical.

Bekah Simms’ varied output has been heralded as “nuanced and complex” (NOW Magazine) and “redefining classical music” (Ludwig Van). Propelled equally by fascination and terror toward the universe, her work is often filtered through the personal lens of her anxiety. Foremost among her current compositional interests is quotation and the friction between recognizability and complete obfuscation. Her music has been performed from coast to coast in Canada, over a dozen American states, Italy, and the UK; broadcast on Montreal’s Pulsar; and included on Musicwork’s CD series. Bekah has been the recipient of over 20 awards and prizes, including the 2017 Toronto Emerging Composer Award and the 2018 Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music.

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Garcia/Noseworthy/Thomas/Tran at Areté
8:00 PM20:00

Garcia/Noseworthy/Thomas/Tran at Areté

Composers/Sound Artists Aaron GarciaAndrew Noseworthy Darian Thomas and Phong Alex Tran present new works at Areté Venue and Gallery. Featuring works for solo instruments, instruments and electronics, synthesizers, new projections by Phong Tran and Tanea Hynes.


Phong Tran and Darian Thomas - synth/violin/electronics set

Darian Thomas - *New work for solo electric guitar*
Andrew Noseworthy, elec. gtr

Andrew Noseworthy - Run Away With Meme (for piano and electronics)
Andrea Violet Lodge, piano
Tanea Hynes, projections

Andrew Noseworthy - Yeah, Nah (new version for solo bass clarinet and piano)
Katianna Zaffery, bass clarinet
Andrea Violet Lodge, piano
Phong Tran, projections

Phong Tran - Braided and Shelled
Corinne Klemenc, clarinet
Tamika Gorski, percussion

Aaron Garcia - Rainy Slide, Muddy Shoes
Corinne Klemenc, clarinet/dance

+premiere of pseudo DJing by Alt Azn Grlz

10$ at the door

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Massa Nera / FNOA / this place is actually the worst / Sad.
to Jul 1

Massa Nera / FNOA / this place is actually the worst / Sad.

Queer, LatinX, & POC skramz/emo/noise show | Sad. single release!

"according to Google they make Christian/Gospel Music"
loud sounds from NJ | skramz/post-hardcore/post-metal

FEAR NOT OURSELVES ALONE is a void rock band from Queens, New York. Death to false semblance and long live Rivers Cuomo.
experimental/art rock/bedroom pop/lo-fi

This place is actually the worst (NY)
math/hardcore/electronic band from Brooklyn, NY

Sad. (NY/PHL) *single release*
QTPOC emo/skramz band formed at Wesleyan University. Sad. consists of starving artists and graduate students who all live in different states across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. 

$5-10 sliding | 7:30PM doors | All Ages

no racism, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism, sexism, classism | if you have any questions or concerns regarding safety/accessibility/inclusivity of the space please email Ha Rim at or text/call them at (201) 663-2552

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This place is actually the worst / Love spread / Boio
7:00 PM19:00

This place is actually the worst / Love spread / Boio

This place is actually the worst record release with our friends LOVE SPREAD & Boio. ♥

$10 adv
$12 doors

Flyer features an art collage by our friends: Megan Arnold, Angie Moon Conte, Anthony Di Fazio, Jillian Flair, Aaron Garcia, Tanea Hynes, Emmanuel Reyes, Seth Scantlen, Phong Tran.

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TCML 2018 Showcase
8:00 PM20:00

TCML 2018 Showcase

Performing in two new music chamber groups to premiere brand new works as a part of this workshop!

Toronto Creative Music Lab & the Music Gallery present

TCML 2018 Showcase
The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst


Join us for a unique, varied program of contemporary music that will be developed as part of the 2018 Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML).

TCML is an annual artistic and professional development workshop for early-career musicians and composers with experiences ranging from jazz, classical, improvisation, and beyond. TCML brings 40 artists from around the world together in a peer-mentored, 8-day workshop that fosters professional development, artistic growth, collaborative learning, and community building through workshops, rehearsals, social events, panel discussions, and performance.

Audiences will experience 10 new works that have been developed at 918 Bathurst in the week leading up to the concert.


Please note that there are 3 steps to the entrance at 918 Bathurst. Inside the venue there is a short staircase to the basement and a short staircase to the hall. 918 Bathurst has gendered washrooms. 


$15 Regular
$10 Members
$12 Advance


You can learn more about the Toronto Creative Music Lab at

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Spark to Stone
7:30 PM19:30

Spark to Stone

Performing on electric guitar in the ensemble for the world premiere of Bekah Simms' new work "Granitic"

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Caution Tape Sound Collective and the Association of Canadian Women Composers present:

"Spark to Stone"

Working to forge new connections with Canadian artists based across the country and beyond, Caution Tape has partnered with the Association of Canadian Women Composers to present works chosen from a joint call-for-works and call-for-proposals. The result is an exciting programme that ranges from sound art to chamber music, featuring Canadian composers based in Truro, Toronto, Waterloo, Calgary, and California. 

Amy Brandon - new work* (flute, cello, piano, electronics)
Hope Lee - ...I, Laika...** (flute, cello, piano)
Julia Mermelstein - wonted* (acousmatic)
Sarah Reid - new work* (cello, piano, amplifed objects)
Ivana Jokic - new work* (violin, cello, flute, piano, percussion)
Lesley Hinger - from within** (violin solo)
Bekah Simms - Granitic*** (flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, synthesizer, electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit)

*world premiere
**Toronto premiere
***winning piece of the Toronto Emerging Composer Award

Saturday March 24 | 7:30PM | Arrayspace

$15 students, arts workers, seniors | $20 regular
Tickets available at the door or online at:

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8:00 PM20:00

Western University Faculty of Music Chamber Groups Concert

  • Western University, Don Wright Faculty of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere of a new piece for Horn, Violin and Piano as a part of Western University's Chamber Groups Concert. Held in the Von Kuster Recital Hall.

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The program will also include works by:

Aaron Lee
Andrew Noseworthy
Daniel Gardner
Dawn McIntosh
Edgar Suski
Forest Muran
Insiya Foda
James Lowrie
Jeff Lupker
Kennedy Kimber-Johnson
Max Lucas
Sean Kao

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Film Screening at NYU Tisch Dance
5:00 PM17:00

Film Screening at NYU Tisch Dance

Screening of new dance films by NYU Tisch Dance students including films by Abraham Texidor and Norberto Gabriel Collazo with music by myself.

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Join us for an evening of NYU Tisch student works at the Jack Crystal Theatre. We will be premiering short dance films that have been created as part of the NYU Tisch Dance's "Dance for Camera" course, under the direction of Cari Ann Shim Sham. Presenters will include Justina Grayman, Abraham Texidor, Norberto Gabriel Collazo, Sierra Stewart, Tremar Baptiste, Yasmin Schoenmann, Jasmine Domfort, Carley Santori, Val Gonzalez, Djassi DaCosta Johnson, Fallon Paige Johnson, Meghann Padgett, and Lorena Perez Sanchez. 

Admission is FREE! The screening will take place at 111 2nd Avenue in the Jack Crystal Theatre on the 5th Floor. Monday, March 19, 2018, 5-7 pm. 

See you there!

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