416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival
The 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival is a yearly showcase for the vibrant Toronto improvised music scene. The 416 area code’s finest improvising musicians, and sometimes visitors from farther afield, play in a wide variety of styles in 3 or 4 sets over each of the festival’s 4 nights. Their improvisations take the form of completely free-form spontaneous compositions, created entirely “in the moment, at the moment of performance, by the performers”. At other times, a drawing, graphic, object, original musical chart or just the audience ‘vibe’, are used to inspire the music.
The 416 is a celebration of music-making on a tightrope.