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A SCORE OF SCORES by FADO in Toronto

10 artists. 10 score writers. A score is an old term for 20 of something. = A Score of Scores


12, 13, 18, 19, 20 May 2023 at 7pm

401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Canada



ARTISTS Abedar Kamgari | score by Naseh Kamgari Holly Timpener | score by Enok Ripley James Knott | score by Francisco-Fernando Granados Keith Cole | score by David Roche Laura Paolini | score by Tomasz Szrama Mikiki | score by Jan Peacock Paul Couillard | score by Elvira Santamaria-Torres Rita Camacho Lomeli | score by Alejandro Tamayo SA Smythe | score by Autumn Knight Tanya Mars | score by Myriam Laplante


FADO’s spring performance art series invites 10 artists to perform the interpretation of a performance score, written for them by an artist of their own choosing. Artists from across a spectrum of practices grounded in live performance (including cabaret, music, experimental composition, intermedia, video and more) interpret a score designed for them by an array of Canadian and international artists. The duos have chosen to strategize their collaboration in myriad ways—from conspiring together to revealing the final score only moments before the live presentation.

Emerging in the early 1960s in the context of the FLUXUS movement and in conversation with the expanded compositional practices of John Cage and LaMonte Young, “event scores” relied on elements of collaboration, improvisation, and chance to challenge traditional understandings of originality and artistic creation. Often very short, event scores typically consisted of lists of prompts and instructions ranging from the mundane to the elusively abstract and were circulated among fellow artists with an open invitation to interpret and perform them however they wanted.

A Score of Scores is an experimental back-to-basics platform for artists to create new small-scale work in a spirit of experimentation, collaboration, and agility.

Put together by Shannon Cochrane and Francesco Gagliardi


PROGRAM May 12 @ 7:00pm Performances by James Knott, Tanya Mars

May 13 @ 7:00pm Performances by Keith Cole, Laura Paolini

May 18 @ 7:00pm Performances by Paul Couillard, Holly Timpener

May 19 @ 7:00pm Performances by Mikiki, SA Smythe

May 20 @ 7:00pm Performances by Rita Camacho Lomeli, Abedar Kamgari


DETAILS & INFO 2 performances each evening. Free. All welcome. Doors open at 7:00pm. Performances will start 15-ish minutes later. Mask-wearing is personal. Exemptions respected. Building is accessible: ramps at entrances, elevator and accessible/all-gender washrooms. Non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Maybe snacks. Please eat your dinner before arriving.

Ask us questions: info@performanceart.ca


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