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21 | 22 Welcome Message from the Artistic Director

David Schotzko, Artistic Director

Arraymusic’s Fall/Winter 2021|22 Season marks both a return and a new beginning.

As in Toronto and around the world audiences begin to return to in-person performances, artists and arts organizations are again breaking new ground: synthesizing what we’ve learned during nearly two years of online performances with the traditional music making and concert presentations we grew up with. 

In Array’s case this means an enhanced concert experience, both in-person and online. Technology allows us to bring you closer to the composers, whether you are in The Array Space with us or thousands of kilometres away.  

Fall/Winter 2021|22 will again highlight a broad range of artists from across Array’s community:

  • The Array Ensemble Concert Series will feature a deep dive into the experimental world of Berlin-based Canadian composer Chiyoko Szlavnics, as well as the return of our annual Four New Works concert with premieres of pieces by Seung-Won Oh (KOR), John Mark Sherlock (ON), Julia Mermelstein (ON), and Bruce A. Russell (ON). 
  • Situated Sounds returns for its second season, curated by Artistic Associates Kristina Guison and Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh.
  • Array Presents will continue to bring outside projects to Array’s community, beginning with a 12-hour online event featuring performances by 32 artist, organized by Christof Migone and co-presented with organizations in six countries. 
  • Our two monthly series of spontaneous music making continue: Audiopollination, curated by Michael Lynn and featuring a wide range of artists from Toronto’s improvisation community; and Toronto’s legendary experimental music collective returns with CCMC in Residence.
  • Interstital Space, curated by Dan Tapper, will present its second season of multidisciplinary performance art.

And this is only the first half of the year! Look for news about the Spring/Summer events in February 2022. 

To maintain the safety of The Array Space for all its users, our return to full capacity in-person performances will be gradual. We are currently planning to maintain limited capacity audiences or online-only performances through the end of 2021, and hope to open our doors to the public more fully beginning in January 2022. Please stay tuned to Arraymusic’s website and social media feeds for updates and announcements as things develop according to changes in public health requirements. 

As we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, I’m continually amazed by the resilience and commitment of our community. We have pulled closer together, despite enforced distance, to work for social change and to continue to make great art. 

Thanks for all of your support during these unprecedented times, and I am looking forward to seeing you all, in-person, at The Array Space, very soon.

Sincerely,

David Schotzko
Artistic Director