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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quiet is the New Black

As the music industry continues to reinvent itself for a new marketplace, artists of all genres are embarking on any number of creative endeavours to attract audiences. This one stood out for me though because it involved both a favourite artist and a novel idea. Billed as an “anti-social event”, it goes a little like this: Courtesy of Kid Koala.

A NEW TOURING CONCEPT… the LOUD PARTY / QUIET WORK weekend. PLUS “Music To Draw To” in BROOKLYN, TORONTO and LOS ANGELES! 2 nights, 2 events, 2 completely different agendas- the latter, something like this.

Are you slacking off on knitting that scarf you started in 2004? Maybe you’ve been trying to finish that third act of that play you’ve been writing…? How’s that collection of Sonnets coming along? Are you still sketching out storyboards for that animated short you wanted to make?

Bring your sketchbook, yarn, or that lump of clay. Floor lamps, pens, knitting needles, and lap desks will be provided. Five bucks admission includes a free cup of hot chocolate or tea. Music will be provided by Kid Koala. Expect a full 5-hour set of some of his favorite quiet time records that he has collected on his travels around the world. Baked goods will be provided by Kid Koala’s wife, Corinne, who dreams of someday opening a bakery in Montreal and would like to try some of her new creations first.

Quiet people are invited. Bring something to work on. No
dancing. Hope to see you there!

Interesting stuff… The details for the Toronto appearance.

Kid Koala presents: “Music to Draw to…” in Toronto (in association with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival) -May 07 Kid Koala’s LOUD PARTY/QUIET WORK weekend in Toronto.

Lee’s Palace- May 7th
Toronto, ON, CANADA
kid koala’s indoor block party at:
Lee’s Palace
529 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON

The Central- May 11th
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Quiet Work
603 Markham St.
Toronto, ON

$5 includes free cup of hot chocolate and a pencil.quiet people are invited. bring your own sketchbook, notepad or yarn. no dancing.

Please try to arrive early as space is limited. see you there!

How cool is this? Plan to attend!


Allison said...

How refreshing!!

Wish I was in the area, sounds right up my alley.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love the "no dancing" directive. Although that could be hard to live by. I hope head bobbing is still allowed.

Westcoast Walker said...

A brilliant idea indeed. I love the concept of shared creative activities, complete with a chilled out soundtrack for inspiration. It blurs the distinction between artist and audience - everyone is in the process of creating, with the music as a shared muse for consideration. I wish I could be there.

Monkeys Mommy said...

That sounds like fun on a stick!