Update: Thanks to all those that come out to Nuit Blanche and participated in the My Virtual Dream experience!
The dome was full til’ sunrise, and unfortuantely, we had to turn some potential dreamers away at the end of the event – but we thank you all for your enthusiasm and patience!
Tonight we go live from the annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Toronto’s contemporary locative arts festival – featuring hundreds of interactive installations that tempt, tease, and tantalite the senses.
This year, we’ve partnered with Baycrest Hospital and the University of Toronto to broadcast the My Virtual Dream installation!!
Using BCI (brain-comuter interfaces), participants will enter a 60-foot dome, wherein their EEG brain wave data will be read and analyzed, and using the collaborative efforts of the ‘dreamers’, visual stories will be projected onto the dome!
Be sure to stop by the installation at Universtity Ave. & College St. or tune in to the live broadcast, right here on WOA, or the MVD website!
This summer, we kicked off our invasion into Montréal with a few fantastic events.
One of which was the Clockwork Beach Party; in collaboration with Party Monsters, R’Choons, Diskonnekt, and Tech House Cartel, Clock Tower Beach was transformed into a tropical paradise… the music was loud, the drinks were abound, and the sand couldn’t have felt better in between your toes as we danced to the setting of the sun, and well into the night!
Check out the WOA Edit from this great jam and be sure to join us on one of the many road trips we’ll be going on next summer to one of Canada’s best cities.
This month, MINDSETS sought to get back to our roots, and one of the core principles of our podcast… to provide a platform for local and international artists to connect with their audience through the one common interest and love we all share – music.
October’s edition of MINDSETS places an emphasis on the local artist, and features a fantastic hour mix by Toronto-based DJ AL EKS!!
This set showcases AL EKS‘s way of putting the listener through a smooth, musical journey, layered with subtle effects.
AL EKS, (real name Aleksandar Kojic), was born in Kraljevo, Serbia. In 1994, he moved to Canada and since has lived in Toronto – where the multicultural flavour and metropolitan ideals exposed to him to music from an early age. When he was 6, he convinced his parents to put him through piano lessons and he began learning the foundations of production and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music. + Read More
This upcoming Saturday, October 5th, the annual Nuit Blanche art festival takes over Toronto from sunrise to sunset for another 12 hours of locative, interactive exhibits and installations placed throughout the downtown core.
This year, there will be over 100 contemporary works that combine traditional art forms such as sculpture, paint, sound, and imagery, with the technological advancements and digital processes that have become so common in modern art.
Moreover, we’re incredibly thrilled to have partnered with Baycrest Hospital to collaborate in the creation of My Virtual Dream – a futuristic, ethereal experience that will take place throughout the night of Nuit Blanche! + Read More
It is with a bittersweet feeling that we share the news of the closing of one of Toronto’s legendary nightclubs.
After nearly a decade of bringing in the best producers and DJs from across the electronic music spectrum, the team behind Footwork Nightclub are opening its doors one last time during the weekend of October 18th & 19th before the club will no longer be in operation.
We’ve come to adore what the club represents, the people behind its success, and all the great friends and family we’ve met inside its walls.
And while we’re saddened to hear of its closing, we’re equally as excited to hear what owners Stephan Fils and Joel Smye have up their sleeves!
If you’ve yet to experience a packed footwork crowd, we suggest you get on it, before it’s too late… and if there’s any truth in cliché, there’s no time like the present, with the legendary Lee Burridge playing tonight!!!
We hope to see all the familiar faces and lots of new ones in the next few weeks as we salute the Footwork Family!