Arts Etobicoke presents Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington! Bringing together local artists and the magic of augmented reality technology, this exciting project adds a new digital layer to select murals in the Village. The activations are designed to reflect the people who live and work in The Village and to share stories from the community with a focus on immigration and Indigenous voices. Be on the lookout for “Art is Here” stickers throughout The Village of Islington to find out how you can experience all of the Augmented Reality activations.
Come listen to incredible live performances while you explore Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington! Join us on Saturdays September 18th, 25th, and October 2nd for a series of special live performances with local musicians. On Saturday, October 2nd, check out performances by Begum Boyanci & Ferhan Dogmusoz as well as Behnoosh Behnamnia & Pedram Khavarzamini from Labyrinth Ontario.
Performances will take place every hour on the hour from 12-5pm at Michael Power Park and outside the Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery at 4893A Dundas Street West. Discover new art and enjoy some live music while you explore the Village.
Ferhan Dogmusoz is a Turkish Musician, multi-instrumentalist (Oud and Cumbush) and composer who was born into a family steeped in music. He has participated in the most popular radio and TV channels with great musicians as an oud artist in Turkey. His adventures led him to Russia where he released several studio albums and performed with ensembles and musicians from all over the world. His style combines older traditions with new innovations, and he is an improvisation lover.
Begum Boyanci was born in Turkey. She studied Classical Guitar for a long time, and then she started singing. She completed a Master’s degree in Turkish Classical Music in 2013. She recorded an album with Kadir Yılmaz, called “Muhayyel,” which was published in 2017. She moved to Canada in 2017. She continues to perform and to study music in Toronto.
Pedram Khavarzamini is one of the world’s foremost Iranian Tombak players, learning alongside masters Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi. Pedram founded his own Percussion-Tombak group, named VARASHAN. He released his album KOOTAH, featuring his thrilling technique in playing Tombak coupled with his musical influences (Pesian, Indian, Turkish, Jazz and more). His extremely developed sense of improvisation and his ability of adaptation give a unique colour to each of his concerts. He is known as one of the finest musicians of the new generation of Persian classical music.
Behnoosh Behnamnia is from Tehran, Iran receiving her Bachelor and Master of Arts in the Major of Playing Iranian Music at Tehran University before becoming a Student of (MMUS) Music Technology and Digital Media at the University of Toronto. She has taught at several music institutes and has played in ensembles internationally. Behnoosh has also played Kamancheh in various musical albums, such as “Naghmeh Chang” conducted by saeed sabet 2020 and “Zemestaan Concert” conducted by Ali Kazemi 2020.
Venue: Arts Etobicoke
4893A Dundas Street West