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Encounters – Samplings



Collaborate with critically renowned artists

SlowPitchSound and James O’Callaghan

April 19, 2023 // Toronto, ON – We are pleased to announce Samplings, the third instalment of Soundstreams’ Encounters series, where we will debut a performance created by turntablist Cheldon Paterson (SlowPitchSound) and composer James O’Callaghan, remixing from a joint library of their own unique sounds. Their collection of sounds has been put together as a sample pack so that Soundmakers far and wide will have an opportunity to create their own mixes.

Encounters: Samplings brings together two veteran electronic artists working with the idea of sampling. SlowPitchSound and James O’Callaghan, have created a sample pack from their collective sounds and will deliver exciting new tracks fusing hip hop, electroacoustics, contemporary classical, field recordings, and electronica. Soundstreams is delighted to open this newly created sample pack to the public, inviting artists, musicians, and Soundmakers from all backgrounds to make their own mixes.

All Soundmakers are invited to download the sample pack from the Soundstreams website. Soundmakers from anywhere, of all ages and backgrounds, will then be able to submit their collaborations or questions to [email protected] via DropBox, Hightail or WeTransfer, for inclusion in Encounters: Sampling, Cheldon & James world premiere performance. On a first-come-first-serve basis, the works of 10 Soundmakers will be shared with the audience at the concert on May 13 at the Redwood Theatre in a relaxed format. The concert is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to come celebrate, have a drink, hear some new sounds, and join in on the conversation.

Originally built for vaudeville in 1914 as the Kings Royal Theatre, the Redwood Theatre, in 2023, has been reborn as a new entertainment centre supporting innovation in Toronto's east end. The Redwood Theatre is a dynamic multidisciplinary arts centre where music, dance, circus, comedy, theatre, installation art, film, production, and food interact. While the Redwood does not serve food, they do have some local restaurants that they highly recommend.

The Encounters series offers a musical experience that is free and accessible to all. Avoid disappointment! Seats are limited, and patrons are strongly recommended to reserve their free admission ticket by visiting https://soundstreams.kindful.com/e/encounters-samplings- .

DOWLOAD the Sample Pack HERE.