Event: TONE Festival / AMIRTHA KIDAMBI & MATT EVANS, DOOM
Date: June 23, 2022
Venue: Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 12:00 AM
Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Elder Ones, Code Girl) and percussionist Matt Evans (Tigue) team up in a nerve wracking duo that sees both of them both facing grief and the chaotic emotions born out of that process. Chaotic lo-fi improvisations connect these two masters of the sonic dance. Amirtha’s vocalizations flow from mourning prayers to visceral outbursts laced with crumbling effects. Alone until the shaky percussive distortion rattles to life, the hints of methodical rhythms to come. Embracing the dissonant and decaying tonality this duo creates raw dirdgy soundscapes filled with ominous slinking spirits and harsh primal beats. A ritual to purge the demons, this duo create gnarled sonics designed to cleanse. Keep an eye peeled for their debut record “Impermanence” out on Dinzu Artefacts!
Leslie Predy (Jazz Dads, ex-Induced Labour) brings the solo jams. Twisted vocals from another planet, like all the cats on the internet blended into a digital grinder. Dance beats bounce through layers of sickening fuzz squall. The sounds of your stomach turning, bubbling like a soup & eating itself. This is dark, foreboding music. Pretty much like being on that planet where Yoda lives, but with CHUDs loose everywhere!
TONE would not be possible without the support of The Toronto Arts Council, and The Canada Council For The Arts.