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Graham Banfield, guitar

  • St. Andrew's Church 73 Simcoe Street Toronto, ON, M5J 1W9 Canada (map)


until it blazes (2001) "I have cast fire upon the world, and watch, I am guarding it until it blazes" -attributed to Jesus in the gnostic Gospel of Thomas by Eva Beglarian

Warmth (2006) by David Lang

Logic Rock (2013) by Matthew Shlomowitz

Trash TV Trance (2002) by Fausto Romitelli


A musician, researcher, and educator, Graham's investigation of sound and culture have taken him from the damp and verdant Pacific Northwest on a continent-spanning journey of aural exploration.  As a guitarist he's most at home playing very new and very old notated musics; Graham's ethnomusicological bent orbits around how music serves as a portal to the human experience.  Pedagogy meets somewhere in the middle and, likewise, somewhere in the middle of all of this Graham found himself living and musicking in Toronto, a place he is learning to call home. 


Earlier Event: October 22
Max Christie, clarinet
Later Event: January 28
Rob MacDonald, guitar