Torontonians with an interest in experimental music are no doubt gearing up for the sixth instalment of the X AVANT New Music Festival, with already noted highlights including performances from celebrated electronic soundscapists Oval and Tim Hecker, among others. But the festival has just announced that another big player will be making his way to town: Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo.
That the guitarist will be performing October 21 at the SPK Polish Combatants Hall with longtime collaborator and visual artist Leah Singer. The pair will be performing a piece called Contre Jour, which “conjures the memory of Brion Gysin and his Dream Machine.” The tributary piece to the influential British artist was premiered earlier this year at the Contour Festival in Mechelen, Belgium.
Originally posted on exclaim.ca