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Spotlight on Indie New Music Presenters – Part 3/3

The Toy Piano Composers This is the last of a three-part series highlighting some of the most exciting big music coming from small places, featuring some of Toronto’s foremost “indie” new music presenters. Check out part one, and part two. In the digitally-fueled D.I.Y. generation, artist collectives have become fully-functional micro presenters, producing incredible audience experiences keeping more…  Read More

Spotlight on Indie New Music Presenters – Part 2/3

FAWN Chamber Creative This is the second of a three-part series highlighting some of the most exciting big music coming from small places, featuring some of Toronto’s foremost “indie” new music presenters. Check out part one, and part three. Artist-driven collectives play an important role in the ecology of arts presenters in Canada. They face incredible environmental challenges…  Read More

Spotlight on Indie New Music Presenters – Part 1/3

Music in the Barns This is the first of a three-part series featuring some of Toronto’s foremost “indie” new music presenters. Check out part two, and part three. One of the things that I enjoy about my work at Soundstreams is the way that it naturally intersects with my broader activities in the arts community….  Read More

Seven Must-See Shows at SummerWorks

Since this is my first Soundstreams blog post I thought I would quickly introduce myself. My name is Katerina (Kat) and I am interning at Soundstreams this summer. I am a composer, improviser, and singer (among other things), born and raised in the GTA. During the year I study music at school and next month…  Read More

Everything you ever wanted to know about Soundstreams Salon 21

We get a lot of question from patrons, new audience members and even our artists about Salon 21. We thought that we could take a moment to answer some commonly asked Salon 21 questions. 1. What does the name mean? The actual name Salon 21 means: A Salon for the 21st Century. A quick Google…  Read More

What does it take to Celebrate Soundstreams?

2 conductors 1 pianist 1 flutist 2 trumpeters 2 contrabassists 4 cellists 4 violists 4 percussionists 12 violinists 22 singers   24 hours of rehearsal over 5 days in 4 different studios   2 vibraphones 2 five-octave marimbas An assortment of pots and pans tuned to specific pitches   5 loudspeakers  1 specialized effects rack…  Read More

Q&A with Kaspar Putnins

On November 11, Soundstreams welcomes back The Latvian Radio Choir and Kaspars Putnins, the choir’s conductor since 1992. A leader in the promotion of new choral music, Kaspars also regularly appears as a guest conductor with leading European choirs such as the BBC Singers, RIAS Kammerchor, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Choir,…  Read More

What is Sound Stories?

Within our new site we thought that we’d introduce a blog to showcase Soundstreams’ inner world. The posts on Sound Stories will not be written in one voice but will speak through the thoughts and experiences of the entire Soundstreams staff.  We look forward to offering you a series of different pathways into behind the…  Read More