Love Scene gets ready to play Victoria Day

LoveScene-1Love Scene, a new Toronto-based multimedia ensemble, will be introducing their “experimental prom music” to audiences at the Burdock Music Hall on May 18.

Each member of the band, which is comprised of Joel Schwartz on guitar, Ben Whitely on bass, and Sly Juhas on drums, brings their own unique background to the band, including Schwartz, a freelance multi-instrumentalist who has performed with such artists as Amelia Curran and Birds of Chicago.

Watch an introduction video, below.

At the Burdock, Love Scene will be performing instrumental music in front of Canadian black and white films. Their website describes the performance as capturing “the vintage qualities of these unique films while providing a creative modern edginess” with music that is akin to “Buddy Holly meets Brian Eno, but instrumental.”

Throughout the performance the original plot of the films will be recontextualized and the music will affect the dialogue, as it fades in and out.

LoveScene-2Schwartz describes this experimental prom music as heavily improvised and having a “1950s last dance at the prom” type of vibe with elements drawing from the surf scene.

Love Scene’s instrumentation combined with the vintage films will take listeners on a profoundly unique audiovisual journey.

“Having this powerful image projected was just a fun way to explore our instrumental music,” Schwartz says. “We also want to give people a way into this narrative point where there is a storyline happening.”

Love Scene will be performing at the Burdock Music Hall at 1184 Bloor St. West.

Doors open 8pm, show at 9pm.

Tickets can be purchased here.


Love Scene Introduction Video

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