Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



March Break Sound Workshop 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020
 – Friday, March 20, 2020
 | 12:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm 
 | Free

MOCA Toronto will be temporarily closed effective Saturday, March 14, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. We are closely monitoring the situation with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Toronto Public Health.
We will be rescheduling this event. Please stay tuned on our website for new dates or changes.


Join Toronto-based artists/composers Germaine Liu, Anni Spadafora and Christopher Willes as they construct an evolving installation of sound sculptures and drawings in a noisy meditation on the weather. Participants are invited to play and draw on a sonic table that amplifies their actions into a collective soundscape, creating an unusual experience of listening. Using everyday objects and audio instruments, this workshop explores sound as a physical energy that moves through the air.

Each day at 2 pm the artists will lead participatory sound performances. Experience a vibrant sonic environment that brings weird weather inside.

Christopher Willes is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and researcher based in Toronto. He is an associate artist of Public Recordings—a collective that focuses on interdisciplinary performance, publication, and learning. He studied music at the University of Toronto and received an MFA from Bard College.

Germaine Liu is a Toronto-based percussionist and composer. Her recent work focuses on the relationships between human and instrumental bodies by developing environmental specific pieces that explore the sounds inherent to objects and spaces. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in music composition at York University in Toronto.

Anni Spadafora (Guest Facilitator on March 19 and 20) is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a founding member of the band New Fries. Recent project and performance sites include Extrapool (Nijmegen), Milieux Institute (Montreal), Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax), and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

MOCA will be open during March Break, March 16–20:

Monday 11 am–6 pm
Tuesday 11 am–6 pm
Wednesday 11 am–6 pm
Thursday 11 am–6 pm
Friday 11 am–9 pm
Saturday 11 am–6 pm
Sunday 11 am–6 pm

March Break Workshop is from 12 pm–4 pm.

Image by Claire Harvie