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Thu, Aug 17



Unscripted: The Music Series with Magic Daffodils

Join us for a performance and conversation with the multi-generational band Magic Daffodils.

 Unscripted: The Music Series with Magic Daffodils
 Unscripted: The Music Series with Magic Daffodils

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

London, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

Join us for a special night of Unscripted: The Music Series featuring a live performance and lively conversation between three generations of experimental musicians from the London Ontario region: Art Pratten, Alex Schmoll, Richard Moule, Cailen Dye, Bernie Koenig, Warren Pratten.

Jamming together for over 2 years, this will be the first public performance for the Daffodils.

The members have a rich history in experimental music spanning over 70 years. Creating and performing in the prominent experimental musical group the Nihilist Spasm Band, performing locally and abroad, working as faculty in the music industry, hosting experimental music radio shows, and organizing improv music events over many decades. This will be an educational experience for any experimental music lover.

Toronto based journalist, author, and producer Liisa Ladouceur will be hosting the evening's conversation. Liisa has covered a vast mix of music and culture topics in her writing and producing career, but she also brings her experience as a past Polaris Music Prize Board of Director, cultural influencer and music columnist for distinguished publications such as, Alternative Press, SOCAN's Words & Music, SPIN Magazine, has appeared on MuchMoreMusic's Listed, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, CBC Radio, has Film/TV credits on BangerTV, Metal Evolution, Iron Maiden: Flight 666. With a focus on the importance of mentorship in the arts, Liisa will also facilitate the Q&A  portion of our evening.

TAP, with the generosity of the Magic Daffodils band members, is making this a fully accessible no barrier to attend event. There is no admission fee but attendees can choose to donate to TAP to support future programming with a pay-what-you-will on arrival.

About the Band

Introducing the experimental music band that will take you on a sonic journey unlike any other – meet Alex Schmoll, Warren Pratten, Art Pratten, Richard Moule, Bernie Koenig, and Cailen Dye.

Alex Schmoll, with his passion for sound design, is the mastermind behind the synthesizer sounds that form the backbone of the band's music. His intricate melodies and complex textures serve as the perfect canvas for the rest of the band to build upon.

Warren Pratten, a seasoned guitarist, brings a unique flavor to the mix, using his instrument to create hypnotic riffs and soundscapes that weave in and out of the music. His playing is both technical and soulful, providing a depth to the band's sound that is unmatched.

Art Pratten, a founding member of the legendary Nihilist Spasm Band, brings his unconventional instrument, the Pratt-a-various, to the table. With its chaotic, unpredictable sound, the Pratt-a-various adds a layer of unpredictability to the band's music that keeps the listener on their toes.

Richard Moule, a fellow synth enthusiast, is a master of creating atmospheric, ambient sounds that transport the listener to another dimension. His expertise in creating immersive soundscapes is a key element of the band's music.

Bernie Koenig's drumming provides the backbone of the band's rhythm section, but he goes beyond mere timekeeping, using his percussion skills to add a sense of urgency and tension to the music.

Cailen Dye's bass playing ties everything together, providing a solid foundation for the band's music while also adding depth and complexity to the overall sound.

Together, Alex, Warren, Art, Richard, Bernie, and Cailen form a powerhouse of musical talent, pushing the boundaries of what experimental music can be. Whether performing live or in the studio, this band is sure to captivate and inspire with their unique blend of sound and creativity.

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