Luminato: Cascades by Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF
Luminato Festival 2017 and Red Bull Music Academy present
Performed by Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF
Saturday, June 24, 2017
in The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall
Tickets online from $35
Doors 8:30 pm | 19+
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Cascades is the music collaboration between two Montreal-based musicians: neo-classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais and genre-defying, Grammy Award-nominated electronic producer Mike Silver (aka CFCF), appearing in The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall, June 24, 2017.
Building on their sold-out performance that premiered as part of the globally celebrated 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, Cascades is a stunning five song, 30-minute meeting-of-minds that navigates spaces between the artists’ respective crafts and tendencies toward playful minimalism. Featuring reworkings from the duo’s catalogues, an interpretation of John Cage’s In A Landscape, and a new original, Hypocrite, Cascades is a celebration of the traditional and experimental, dissolving the old into the new.
CFCF was recently profiled in The New York Times and nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for his remix of Max Richter’s “Berlin by Overnight.” Jean-Michel Blais’ 2016 debut album II landed on TIME Magazine’s top ten albums of 2016, debuting at number one on the Classical Billboard Chart (Canada), and was long-listed for a Polaris Music Prize. It has accumulated over 10.5 million streams on Spotify.
Catch a preview of Jean-Michel Blais and CFCF, Cascades, on CBC First Play Live, right here.
Doors 8:30 pm
Angus Tamawsky 9 pm-9:30 pm
Casey MQ 9:45 pm-10:15 pm
Cascades with Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF 10:30-11:30 pm
Luminato is Toronto’s international multi-arts festival for people open to having art change their outlook on the world. Enjoy performances across the city, June 14-25, 2017.