Little Walk © Michael Snow, 1964

May 21st - December 21st 2023

  MICHAEL SNOW - A LIFE SURVEY (1955 - 2020)

The School | Jack Shainman Gallery
In a career that defied categorization in medium or genre, Snow's work embodied originality over novelty, the cerebral over the conceptual and evolution over conclusion. It is with this expansive vision that A Life Survey is mounted, offering an intricate and dynamic portrait of Snow's life and work.

Jack Shainman Gallery
25 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY


January 26th, 2023


A music-focused memorial remembering artist, musician and CCMC co-founder Michael Snow.

The Music Gallery and Arraymusic join together to host a memorial for Michael Snow. There will be a performance by the extended CCMC ensemble and other mementoes of Michael's life and work.

The Music Gallery
918 Bathurst Street
7 PM


November 15th, 2022 - November 26th, 2022


Michael Snow Films, screenings and exhibition
For its third edition of Novembre Expérimental, Cinédoc presents an exceptional cycle of 16mm screenings and an exhibition devoted to the films and work of Michael Snow, a Canadian protean artist.

More then twenty of his films made from 1956 to 2019 will be presented at Le Grand Action and at l'Institut National d'Histoirede l'Art.

Galerie Martine Aboucaya

November 15 to January 7 2023

Exhbition and Book launch.

Three of the artists installations: Sinoms, 1989, Around the Island, 2011 and Cityscape, 2019. Also presenting Michael Snow's latest book, My Mother's Collection of Photographs, by Michael Snow.

Le Grand Action
5 Rue des Ecoles

INHA Auditorium
2 Rue Vivienne

Galerie Martine Aboucaya
5 Rue Sainte-Anastase


Cover of My Mother's Collection of Photographs,© Michael Snow 2022

July 20th 2022


Michael Snow: My Mother's Collection of Photographs

Join Michael Snow, Jean Gagnon and special guests for the launch of Snow's artist's book, My Mother's Collection of Photographs.
Snow's consolidates his mother's photo albums, presenting a total of 1,500 images. In a tenderly penned forward, he explains the simple impetus for the project. "The photographs are so beautiful and so historic that I wish to share them with others." while he has integrated small samples of these albums into his work before-notably figuring in his landmark catalog for the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1970. Michael Snow / A Survey - this volume provides a much larger and more unified selection.

Edited with an introduction and text by Michael Snow.
Afterword by Martha Langford.
Published by the Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario with DelMonico/DAP.

The Art Gallery of Ontario
Wednesday July 20th, 6 - 8 pm


NYEAEC, Michael Snow © 1964

December 3rd - December 14th, 2021


Anthology is hosting a full retrospective of Michael Snow's film and video work, 1956 - 2019 !

A filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, painter, musician and writer, Michael Snow's prodigious talents have earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of Canada's foremost living artists. Much of his cinematic oeuvre is focused on exploring the differences between screen space and physical space; film time and real time; the slippery relationship between sound and picture; the critical processes involved in producing and perceiving images; the material essence of the celluloid image; and the transformative effects achieved through duration. Intellectual without being overly didactic, and always playful, Snow's filmography stands out as one of the most accomplished bodies of moving image work produced in the last 60 years. - Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003


Michael Snow © 2020

November 13th, 2020

  Michael Snow in Florence, Italy

BASE PROGETTI PER L'ARTE Presents Sounds of Snow
The special two-hour live streaming not only offers an unprecedented dialogue between the sound and video works that Michael Snow has created for the Florence exhibition, it also aims to create a unique and original experience, broadcast online and for a virtual audience.

The works present at Base in Florence are: The video Snow in Vienna, lasting 34 minutes, by director Laurie Kwasnik which documents a rare piano concert that the artist held at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2012 and of which he is particularly proud . Cityscape is the video, lasting 8.28 minutes and made in 2019, with which Snow focused on the horizon of his city (Toronto), amplifying, by means of new technologies, the camera movements - panoramic and rotation at speed different - already used in his 1971 film La Région Centrale. The aim is to activate an unprecedented perception of the skyline - also allowed by the soundtrack that emphasizes and gives rhythm to the camera movements - and refers to the powerful energy emanating from the modern city. Room is the 2.16-minute sound installation consisting of a composition performed by Snow in 2017 on the piano and then broadcast, for the first time, in an old barn for the Leve Festival in Spain. Finally, for the exhibition at Base the artist proposes a special manifesto / edition created by assembling the images of his concert in Vienna, thus giving the documentation a new presence capable of making people reflect on the importance of sharing the gesture of making music and art as if it were always the first time.

LIVESTREAM Friday, November 13th. (link in right column)
5 to 7PM in Florence,Italy
11:00 AM Eastern Standard time.


Snow and Roblin, Photo montage by Laurie Kwasnik © 2020

October 14th, 2020

  Michael Snow and Diane Roblin at ARRAY space LIVESTREAM

Audiopollination in Residence at Array Music, curated by Michael Lynn. Audiopollination brings together a broad range of Canada's leading improvisors for evenings of spontaneous music making. This month features the exciting collaboration of Michael Snow and Diane Roblin in a duet piano performance.

Wednesday, October 14th.
8 PM


CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

September 30th, 2020


CCMC is back with the first livestream performance at Arraymusic.
Featuring; Michael Snow, John Oswald, Paul Dutton and John Kamevaar

Electric Ecelctic's Festival and Arraymusic collaborate to present livestreams on Electric Eclectics Twitch TV channel and Arraymusic's Digital Concert Hall. Links to the right.

Wednesday, September 30th.
8 PM


Snow in Vienna by Laurie Kwasnik © 2012

February 29th, 2020

  Film Series: Michael Snow's Wavelength and Laurie Kwasnik's Snow in Vienna

A 16mm film presentation of Michael Snow's masterpiece, Wavelength.

Wavelength is recognized as a landmark film in avant-garde cinema and was listed in the Village Voice as one of the top 100 best films of the 20th century.
Snow in Vienna features a solo piano performance by Michael Snow on a Bösendorfer Grand at Konzerthous, Vienna. Filmed for the larger documentary film, Fields of Snow. This concert film presents the remarkable artistry of Michael Snow's intuitive explorations and mastery in free-improvisation.

This film series is presented during the exhibition
Listening to Snow
January 18th - March 21st, 2020
Curated by Liora Belford

Film Screening, February 29th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Innis Town Hall


Wavelength by Michael Snow © 1967

February 27th, 2020

  Film Series: Michael Snow's Wavelength

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Featuring Michael Snow and curator James King in conversation.

This film series is presented during the exhibition
Early Snow: Michael Snow !947 - 1962.
February 8th - May 24th
Guest curated by James King, Professor, Department of English and Culural Studies at McMaster University. The exhibition features an ambitious range of media including painting, sculpture, film, video and works on paper.

Film Screening, February 27th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St. W. Hamilton


Michael Snow in front of Green in Green © 1962

February 8th - May 24th, 2020

  Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947 - 1962

Exhibition at Art Gallery of Hamilton
Guest curated by James King

Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947 - 1962 is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the Canadian artist's formative years. The exhibition will comprise ove 40 works and reflect Snow's broad and diverse creative practice.

Guest curated by James King, Professor, Department of English and Culural Studies at McMaster University, the exhibition will feature an ambitious range of media including painting, sculpture, film, video and works on paper.

Opening Reception - February 8th, 2020
12:00 PM Exhibition Open
1:00 PM Exhibition Tours
2:00 - 4:00 PM Family Activities
2:00 PM John Oswald film screening + Performance by f(NOR)
(courtesy of Zula Music and Arts Collective)
3:30 PM Opening Remarks
4:00 PM Performance with Michael Snow and CCMC
(courtesy of Zula Music and Arts Collective)
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St. W. Hamilton


Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids)
Courtesy of Michael Snow © 2003

January 18th - March 21st, 2020

  Listening to Snow

Exhibition at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Curated by Liora Belford

Opening Reception - January 18th, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto


CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

November 29th, 2019

  CCMC at ARRAY music

Featuring: Michael Snow, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar
(John Oswald will return next month)

2nd Set: Tilman Lewis (cello) joins CCMC

Friday, November 29th.
8:00 PM
155 Walnut Ave. Toronto


McDonas and Snow - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2014

November 28th, 2019

  Michael Snow, Thollem McDonas and Raven Chacon at Array Music

Two Piano concert with Thollem McDonas and Michael Snow
Electric set with Thollem McDonas and Raven Chacon

November 28th, 2019
8:00 PM
155 Walnut Ave. Toronto


Still from "SSHTOORRTY" by Michael Snow © 2004

November 17th, 2019

  Wavelength Artist talk and screening with Michael Snow.
September 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Remai Modern presents three of Snow's critically acclaimed video works from the 2000's.
September 3 - October 14: Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids), 2002.
October 15 - November 24: SSHTOORRTY, 2005.
November 26 - January 4: Condensation, A Cove Story, 2009.

November 17th, 2019
12:00 PM
Remai Modern, Saskatoon, SK


Still from the film Wavelength by Michael Snow © 1967

November 7th, 2019


A screening of Michael Snow's landmark film Wavelength 1967 presented by the filmmaker.

Preceded by the launch of Michael Snow (October Files(24)) (MIT Press). Essential texts on the work of the influential artist Michael Snow: essays and interviews spanning more than four decades.

This film accompanies Currents: Re-Viewing Cineprobe, 1968-2002.

On Monday November 11th at 4:30 p.m. a screening of New York Eye and Ear Control 1964. and Wavelength 1967. Directed by Michael Snow.

November 7th, 2019
6:00 PM
Book launch preceded by screening
MOMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2


Michael Snow in front of Green in Green © 1962

October 23, 2019

  MICHAEL SNOW Film Screening and James King Book Launch

To celebrate the publication of James King's Michael Snow: Lives and Works and the upcoming exhibition Michael Snow 1947-1962. The Art Gallery of Hamilton will be screening three film works by Michael Snow on the 5oth anniversary of their release. An artists talk with Michael Snow and James King precedes the screening.

Upcoming exhibition: Michael Snow 1947-1962. February 8 - May 24, 2020,

October 23rd, 2019
7:00 PM
Art Gallery of Hamilton


June 8, 2019


A performance with Michael Snow and Mani Mazinani in support of Array Music's programs and event space.

Other performances: Frequency Freaks, The Missing Montgomery's, David Schotzko, Stephen Clarke and Rick Sacks.

Come join us to support Arraymusic and Array Space and enjoy excellent music, tapas-style food, a silent auction & raffle, interactive music, and a cash bar.

June 8th, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Event: 7 - 10 PM
155 Walmut Ave. Toronto


Still from the film Wavelength by Michael Snow © 1967

February 13. 2019


A screening of Michael Snow's landmark film Wavelength 1967 followed by the world premiere of Waivelength 2019, a new collaborative audio performance with Mani Mazinani and Michael Snow. Conceived as site-specific to Tate Modern's Starr Cinema.

Waivelength will mark the third work Snow has made using materials from the film, following Slidelength 1969-71, a slide installation incorporating film stills and colour filters, and WVLNT (or Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time) 2003, a digital version of the film condensed to one third of its duration through superimposition.

Slidelength 1969-71 forms part of the Tate Collection and is currently on view in Tate Modern's Materials and Objects collection display.

February 13, 2019
6:30 PM
London, England


CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

January 25, 2019

  CCMC at ARRAY space

Featuring; Michael Snow, John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar

Joining CCMC for the second set: Lina Allemano,
Anne Bourne, Tina Kilk, Germaine Liu.

Friday, January 25th.
8 PM


Michael Snow with "Seated Sculpture", 1982
Photo: AGO , Craig Boyko © 2013

December 12, 2018

  You're Invited: A 90th birthday party for Michael Snow

Happy birthday, Michael Snow! A celebration to honour Canada's preeminent artist and musician Michael Snow on his 90th birthday. On December 12th the AGO is holding a party in his honour - "Snow Everywhere" - and everyone's invited! Walker Court will be the site of remarks, reflections and a performance by the improvisational band CCMC, which includes Snow, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and John Oswald. This free and festive celebration will be a night to remember.

The AGO holds the collection of record for this prolific artist as well as his archives, and several of his works will be on view throughout the museum for the occasion: Expo Walking Woman series of the sculptures from 1967 in the Maxine Granovsky & Ira Gluskin Hall; iris-IRIS (1972) in the Philip B. Lind Gallery; and Conception of Light (1993) on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Tower.

Admission free at 6:00 PM


Photo by Mani Mazinani © 2018

October 28, 2018

  Michael Snow / Mani Mazinani (Synthesizer Duo)

Mazinani and Snow perform on their Octave Cat Analog Synthesizers. They are the only Octave Cat Synthesizer duo in the world. Snow and Mazinani will take over The Bentways shipping containers which currently house Shift, an audio installation by Sanaz and Mani Mazinani, part of The Bentways Fall Public Art Exhibition If, But, What If? for a unique sonic experience.

The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd.
Performance @ 2:30


Photo by Mani Mazinani © 2018

October 7, 2018

  BIFF Offscreen: Michael Snow Plays Piano in Buffalo

Come see one of the most influential experimental filmmakers and cross disciplinary artists of our time play piano at the Burchfield Penney Art Centre. A free-improvisational performance with Don Metz. Prior to the performance filmmaker Laurie Kwasnik will be screening two of her films as part of the BIFF Shorts: Experimental programme. "Sonic Scores" (featuring Nobuo Kubota) and "Two Cats and Two Pianos" (featuring Michael Snow, Casey Sokol and Mani Mazinani)

Burchfield Penney Art Center
Buffalo, New York
Films @ 1:15
Performance @ 3:15


Stil from "Condensaiton, A Cove Story" 2009
Photo courtesy of Michael Snow, all rights reserved.

October 6 - December 30, 2018

  Michael Snow: Newfoundlandings

Curated by Scott McLeod and circulated by Prefix ICA, this exhibition brings together four video installations by Michael Snow, one of Canada's most revered artists. As the exhibition title suggests, each of the presented works was produced on the west coast of Newfoundland, where the artist and his partner spend their summers among its cliffs, fields and coves. Unified by the omnipresence of the wind, the works also illustrate a number of Snow's enduring preoccupations - sound, duration, and wordplay, as well as the nature of the frame, the camera, and the photographic act itself. - visualartsnews

The Rooms
St. John's, Newfoundland


"Corner of Braque and Picasso Streets" 1997
Photo courtesy of Michael Snow. all rights reserved.

March 23 - July 1, 2018

  Michael Snow at Guggenheim, Bilbao
Michael Snow / Closed Circuit

The Corner of Braque and Picasso Streets, 2009 Continuous projection of live image feed, silent Remote control camera, wooden plinths Variable dimensions. Courtesy of Àngels barcelona

Michael Snow (b. 1929, Toronto) has been a key figure in experimental film and video installation for more than five decades. Also a painter, sculptor, and musician, his work is found in public and private collections around the world and documents a unique journey of investigation into perception and the artistic mediums of our time. As Snow himself has explained, "My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a painter [...] sometimes they all work together." With an attitude of skepticism and wonder towards systems of visual representation of the world, Snow has experimented with multiple procedures for filming, editing, and projecting images. Closed Circuit will offer, exclusively at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a montage of works from different periods where video is presented as an autonomous sensory channel with hardly a trace of human intention.


Still from "Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young)
by Wilma Schoen" 1971 -74
Courtesy of the artist. all rights reserved.

February 24th - April 22nd, 2018

  Michael Snow exhibition and concert at Culturgest, Lisbon
O Som da Neve / The Sound of Snow

The exhibition The Sound of Snow presents Michael Snow's film, video and sound work.

Michael Snow began playing piano professionally in jazz bands in the late 1940s. He was later involved with the development of free playing in Jazz, commissioning Albert Ayler and others to play on the soundtrack for his 1964 film New York Eye and Ear Control. Since the 1960's, he has been playing in free improvisation ensembles. In 1974, he co-founded Toronto's Music Gallery and the CCMC, which was the resident band until the early 2000's. CCMC has released numerous records, tapes and CDs, toured internationally and continues to perform. He has also composed music, sometimes for recorded media, such as Music for Piano, Whistling, Microphone and Tape Recorder (1975), The Last LP (1987) and for live performance, such as Hue Chroma Tint (1999) for the Burdocks Ensemble and EVE (2016) a solo piano work for Eve Egoyan. In 2000, a 3-CD box-set of selections of his recorded solo piano work was released as Snow Solo Piano Solo Snow - 3 Phases. Recently, he has given solo piano performances in Tokyo and in Vienna, which is the subject of a concert film entitled Snow In Vienna. A new orchestral composition will be premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2018.

Solo Piano concert - Michael Snow
Pequeno Auditorio
21h30 · Dur. prevista: 30-40 min.


January 27th 2018

  Philip Glass and Michael Snow opening night at the Winnipeg New Music Festival

Michael Snow's "Prophecy" at the Winnipeg New Music Festival

The New Music Festival commissioned Snow's first composition for orchestra, the World Premiere Prophecy.
This proved to be an outstanding work of conceptual art. The music began in darkness, with a dim light only on the evening's conductor, the WSO's Alexander Mickelthwate. A deep-pitched tone rose from the basses, and as the lights slowly revealed the orchestra, the steadily-rising tone was played by the cellos as the basses faded away, then the violas, and onward through the ensemble to end as the highest pitch played by the flutes. This was the purest of all minimalist music, concerned only with the voices of the instruments. There were no rhythms, no variations, just a steady flow as one group of players handed the music to the next. One idea, executed beautifully.
Mickelthwate said excitedly, "The most radical work I've ever conducted!"
- Jane Enkin Music and Story


Snow and Stewart - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2016

January 13th 2018

  Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart at Array Space

Jesse Stewart visits Toronto to join Michael Snow to celebrate the release of their joint LP, Michael Snow & Jesse Stewart Live At The National Gallery, in what will be the the duo's Toronto debut, tomorrow.

The pair have been collaborating since 2010, with Snow on piano and Stewart on drums and percussion. The new LP, released by Record Centre Records and Art Stew Records, was launched last month with a concert in Ottawa. Their performance at The Array Space will be preceded by a duet between Brodie West (Alto Saxophone) and Mani Mazinani (Synthesizer / Electric Piano).

Saturday January 13th 2018 at 8:00pm The Array Space 155 Walnut Ave. M6J 3W3 Tickets: $15


December 2nd and December 3rd, 2017

  Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart

NEW RELEASE NOW ON VINYL! - plus a concert and conversation this weekend in Ottawa!

An intimate performance with Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart.

Gigspace Performance Studio
Saturday, December 2nd
7:30 PM
953 Gladstone Ave. Ottawa, Ontario

Record Release and conversation with Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart.

Record Centre Records
Sunday, December 3rd
2:00 PM
1099 Wellington Street. Ottawa, Ontario


  New York Eye and Ear Control


Arguably the best band Albert Ayler ever had, for a very interesting 1964 collaborative freely improvised soundtrack project for Michael Snow's film of the same name.
Michael Snow, the Toronto-based filmmaker and pianist and catalyst for free improvisational performers everywhere, assembled a group of ESP artists in his loft and recorded them on July 17, 1964 for the soundtrack of his film, New York Eye and Ear Control.


Still from CCMC video by Laurie Kwasnik © 2017

May 6th, 2017


Array Space

8 pm


Still from "Condensation, a cove story" by Michael Snow © 2017

May 5th, 2017


Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Newfoundlandings features four of Michael Snow's recent video installations, all of which have been created in the new millennium. Each work was produced on Newfoundland's west coast, where Snow and his partner spend their summers among its cliffs, fields, and coves. Taken together, these works are unified by the omnipresence of the wind, and they illustrate a number of Snow's enduring preoccupations - sound, duration, and wordplay, as well as the nature of the frame, the camera, and the photographic act itself. Curated by Scott McLeod.

May 5 - July 22
Reception: May 5, 7pm - 10pm
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art




Still from "Wavelength" by Michael Snow © 1967

February 17th, 2017

  Michael Snow at Duke University

DUKE Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Public lecture/presentation by Michael Snow: "Michael Snow Photo-Centric: His photographic work."

Film Screening of "Wavelength" and "So Is This."
Feb 16 - 7pm - CARR 103

February 13th - Mar 3rd, 2017.
"Condensation (A Cove Story)" - a video installation by Michael Snow
Installation Array, Bay 11, Smith Warehouse.




"Powers of Two" 2004
Courtesy of the artist. all rights reserved.

January 14th - February 15th, 2017

  Michael Snow: The Powers of Two


The Christopher Cutts Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition of works by contemporary Canadian artist Michael Snow.

Opening reception January 14th, 2 - 6 pm.


December 1st, 2nd 2016


McMaster University's Institute for Music and the Mind

Sereis 10dB and strangewaves present CCMC


Snow and Stewart - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2016

November 3rd, 2016

  Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart

Live at the National Gallery of Canada

A concert of freely improvised music featuring acclaimed visual artist, filmmaker, and pianist Michael Snow in performance with Carleton University professor, composer, and percussionist Jesse Stewart. Together, they will weave a rich tapestry of creative improvised music that pushes the boundaries of contemporary music.


November 3rd and 4th, 2016

  Gale Force Snow Storm

Carleton University

"Gale Force Snow Storm" will bring two luminaries of Canadian culture to Ottawa: curator/writer Peggy Gale and visual artist/filmmaker/musician Michael Snow. A recipient of the Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts (2006), Peggy Gale will reflect on her decades of experience as a curator of contemporary art at 3pm on November 3rd at the Carleton University Art Gallery.

On Nov 4 at 7pm, there will be a screening of Snow's landmark experimental films Wavelength (1967) and So Is This (1982) in room 100 of the St. Patrick's Building at Carleton University.


Stills from video by Laurie Kwasnik © 2013
featuring "The viewing of Six New Works" by Michael Snow - 2012

August 6 - October 16, 2016

  Michael Snow: The Viewing of Six New Works

Butler Gallery

Kilkenny, Ireland


Peter Anson, Michael Snow, Casey Sokol, Nobuo Kubota,
Graham Coughtry, Bill Smith, Al Mattes, Larry Dubin

June 11th, 2016

  CCMC Reunion at Gallery 345

CCMC was born as a "collective", in Toronto in 1974, where its shifting membership briefly coalesced into a core group of eight, and then six (Sokol, Snow, Mattes, Kubota, Dubin, Anson). They played, toured and recorded together for much of the next decade, and founded the original Music Gallery as a kind of laboratory of experimental music. Today the ensemble continues in both name and spirit as a quartet (Snow, Oswald, Kamevaar, Dutton) and will be joined by founding members (Kubota, Mattes and Anson) for a show at Gallery 345.

Gallery 345

8:00 PM


Vera Frenkel and Michael Snow

May 8th, 2016

  Pages Unbound Festival presents:
Visual Language

Hosted by Robert Enright.

A screening and discussion featuring two of Canada's most celebrated artists: Michael Snow and Vera Frenkel.

The AGO's Jackman Hall

2:00 PM


May 5th, 2016

  Pages Unbound Festival launches with a CANADA evening. Produced in collaboration with two giants of Canadian art: Mark Lewis and Chantal Pontbriand.
In the Melody Bar: music! In the Ballroom: literature! art! film!

Among the perfornamces: at 9:00 CCMC, Toronto's acclaimed, veteran avant-garde music ensemble, is comprised, in this instance, of: Paul Dutton, sound-singing and mouth harp John Kamevaar, electronics and percussion Mani Mazinani, CAT analogue synthesizer John Oswald, alto sax.

Also at 11:00 Music videos by Canada, NFB classic shorts, Michael Snow films and many surprises!
The Gladstone Hotel

The Melody Bar

8:00 pm


May 3rd, 2016

  Celebrating Over Forty Artists and the Opening of the New Tate Modern

Tate Americas Foundation Hosts Fourth Artists Dinner in New York. The evening will celebrate artists from North and South America, including Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre Da Cuhna, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz Gonzalez, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Óscar Muñoz, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Mark Ruwedel, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi



April 29th, 2016

  Michael Snow awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Quebec, Chicoutimi.

C'est avec une immense fierté que l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi décernait le vendredi 29 avril trois doctorats honorifiques à des hommes dont le parcours et la contribution à la société s'avèrent remarquables. Messieurs Marc-André Bédard, L. Jacques Ménard et Michael Snow viennent ainsi s'ajouter à une liste de noms prestigieux qui sont devenus les dignes représentants et ambassadeurs de l'Université en acceptant le titre de docteur honoris causa de l'UQAC.





Eve Egoyan performance for Earwitness © 2016

April 21st, 2016

  Images Festival presents Earwitness by Eve Egoyan at Aga Kahn Museum

Featuring the premiere of Michael Snow's composition "EVE". Earwitness refers to a series of projects conceived by Eve Egoyan that explore the intersection of sound and visual elements as equal creative partners.

For this new work making its Toronto premier, Egoyan has partnered with renowned Canadian artists Nicole Lizée, Michael Snow, John Oswald, and David Rokeby to debut a live multimedia performance on a grand Yamaha Disklavier, an acoustic piano with a built-in digital interface. Egoyan's mastery of the piano will be transformed and interpreted by a visual program created by each artist, extending the piano beyond its musical capacity and into the realm of both aural and visual sensations.

Presented in partnership with Soundstreams: showcasing the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.

Thu 21 Apr 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm



Steve Reich / Michael Snow

April 12th, 2016

  Michael Snow and Steve Reich in Conversation

World renowned American composer Steve Reich and Canadian artist Michael Snow, in conversation with CBC Radio's Sook-Yin Lee.

Presented in partnership with Soundstreams: showcasing the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.

The Toronto Reference Library
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
90 mins
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon



CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2016

March 19th, 2016

  CCMC at Long Winter Fest
preceded by Solo Nobuo Kubota

MUSIC (SATURDAY): Cousins, CCMC, Joyfultalk, JFM, Dorothea Paas, Triage, Mystic Triangle, JOOJ, c_RL, Phrase Velocity, Shi Wisdom, Thin Edge Collective, Witch Prophet, Top Forte, Long Branch, Rachael Cardiello and the Electric Winter, Spoken Symphonies.

The Great Hall
7:00 PM




Michael Snow during the making of La Region Centrale © 1971

February 11th, 2016

  Punto De VIsta
International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra

La Region Centrale Screening In Pamplona. Followed by a Q & A with the legendary filmmaker, Michael Snow.

" The great Canadian filmmaker Michael Snow will be one of the most important guests at the 10th Punto de Vista. Many years ago, the Festival named its most experimental section after Snow's film The Central Region. The title became an umbrella term for the screening of films similar in character to those made by Snow: a film that questions its very essence and thus embodies the spirit and the philosophy underlying Punto de Vista. "

Baluarte. Screen de Cámara
5:00 PM




January 27th, 2016

  The Transcendent Drone: Niblock and Snow
Centennial Concert Hall
7:30 PM

Border Crossings is presenting the film Snow in Vienna featuring a solo piano improvisation by Michael Snow. Snow in Vienna, produced and directed by Laurie Kwasnik will be followed by an onstage conversation with Michael Snow and Robert Enright.

Phill Niblock - #9 (Number 9)
Vincent Ho - O Glorious Arcticus - Postlude (from Arctic Symphony, 5th movement)
T. Patrick Carrabre - Winter Wind
and Lera Auerbach - Icarus.

PLUS MUCH MORE throughout the week.
January 23rd - January 29th
A link to the concert listings: -WNMF/Concert Listings.

"This year is a big milestone for the Winnipeg New Music Festival. Twenty-five years of crazy, audacious programs. Twenty-five years of building a new canon of Canadian works. Twenty-five years of being the leading voice for new music in North America!

You will see a snapshot of our society through extremes from the core of the symphonic tradition to unheard new sound worlds where time stands still."






January 27th, 2016

  Border Crossings will launch "Son et Lumiere," issue no 136, at the Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Featuring the interview "Play Back Playing Forward"
A Conversation with Michael Snow.

Border Crossings launches an issue on sound and light - Robert Frank, Michael Snow, Lee Friedlander and a host of composers with the New Music Festival's 25th year.




Still from the film Corpus Callosum by Michael Snow © 2002

December 13th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Corpus Callosum preceded by A to Z

Snow's late masterpiece Corpus Callosum uses digital software to create a tableaux of transformation, a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables."
A to Z is Snow's first surviving film. An animation that the filmmaker made off-hours during his employment at future Yellow Submarine director George Dunning's Toronto studio.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
1:00 PM




Book signing at the AGO - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2018

November 13th, 2015

Meet the Artist Book signing at the AGO

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Essays by Gloria Moure and Bruce Jenkins.
Writtings by Michael Snow
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones (Jan. 1 2015)


Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

November 1st, 2015

  Grand Festival of Autmnal Happiness
Michael Snow and Paul Dutton Duo

Presented by Ron Gaskin and the Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake
Ward's Island / 102 Lakeshore Ave.

3:00pm - 6:00pm
$15 / pwyc

CCMC DUO - Michael Snow (piano) Paul Dutton (soundsinging, harmonica)

MANTICORE - Zoe Alexis-Abrams (vocals) David Jones (guitar)




Michael Snow, Nobuo Kubota, Diane Roblin - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

October 24th, 2015

  Audiopollination in association with Array Space presents Audiopollination #35.3: a night of improvised/spontaneous/ instantly composed music
Michael Snow, Nobuo Kubota, John Kamevaar and Diane Roblin.

Array Space - 8 PM


CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

October 15th, 2015

  The Music Gallery presents
Lori Freedman + CCMC

Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen

Thursday, October 15
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm

It's an anniversary within an anniversary: The X Avant Festival of new music turns 10 as we turn 40.

In celebrating these anniversaries, the logical place to start is at the beginning: the mighty CCMC opens our festival. Michael Snow (a founding member of the Music Gallery), John Oswald, Paul Dutton, and John Kamevaar are the current lineup of the longrunning ensemble which lent their name to and set the tone for the early years of the Music Gallery. The set begins with a piano duo of Snow and Casey Sokol, also a founding member of CCMC and the Music Gallery.

Frequent MG visitor and "musical revolutionary in the front ranks of the avant garde" (Georgia Straight), Lori Freedman returns with an exciting new show entitled The Virtuosity of Excess, featuring several new commissions. - The Music Gallery


Photo by Mani Mazinani © 2015

October 8th, 2015

  Cat Fight with Snow and Mazinani
Tad Michalak's Burn Down the Capital and Somewhere There present
Brendler / Lewis/ Perry / Sperrazza + Rob Grieve's Nusuth + Snow / Mazinani

Thursday 8 October 2015
Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto)
$10/$15 (with CD!)


October 3rd, 2015

  Nuit Blanche: Night Flight, 2015
Canadian artist Michael Snow and Buenos Aires-based Claudio Caldini, projecting a 12-hour long film capturing a nighttime flight between Buenos Aires and Toronto.
A "composition" by Snow.

October 3rd, 2015
MaRs Discovery District
101 College Street West
From Dusk til Dawn




Still from the film Rameau's Nephew by Michael Snow © 1974

September 30th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen

Rameau's Nephew ... is a true epic, encyclopedic exploration into the relationships of recorded image, recorded speech and sound. Investigations into the possibilities inherent in the materiality of film as syllable and frame. Exploring the sound/image relationships of film Snow creates 26 vignettes in contunued clever Snow form inviting viewers to comtemplate representation, process and materiality this time as "talking picture". The cast includes Nam June Paik, Joyce Wieland, Chantal Akerman, Jonas Mekas, Annette Michelson, Amy Taubin and P. Adams Sitney

September 30th, 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox
6:30 PM




Still from the film Seated figures by Michael Snow © 1988

September 25th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Standard Time, Seated Figures and Puccini Conservato.

September 25th, 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox
6:30 PM




September 24th, 2015


Featuring: John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and Michael Snow.
8:00 PM






Still from the film So Is This by Michael Snow © 1982

August 11th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
SO IS THIS a "communal reading event" preceded by SSHTOORRTY

Tuesday August 11th, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Admission Free




Still from the installation Slidelength by Michael Snow © 1971

July 9th - November 01, 2015


Michael Snow: Seqüences
La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona.

La Virreina Image Centre devotes a major retrospective to the Canadian artist Michael Snow.

Michael Snow: Sequences exhibits work from throughout his career, including many pieces never seen before in Europe, and reflects the wide range of media he has worked with: music, film, video, painting, sculpture, books and installations.

Curator: Gloria Moure

Opening: Wednesday 8 July, at 7 pm.




Still from the installation Video Fields by Michael Snow © 2015

May 26 - July 31st 2015

  Michael Snow: Video Fields

Premiere. Seven channel video installation,colour, sound.50 min 27 sec on loop.

àngels barcelona




John Oswald, Michael Snow, Ken Vandermark - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

June 20, 2015

  Rough Idea Presents

Michael Snow: piano, cat (analogue synth)

 Ken Vandermark: baritone/tenor saxophones

 John Oswald: alto saxophone

Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen




Still from the film Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film by Michael Snow © 1970

June 16th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
A Casing Shelved preceded by Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film.

Tuesday June 16th, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free




CCMC, Michael Snow, John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

June 12th, 2015

  CCMC & Cluttertones perform at Ratio
Doors open at 8:00 PM






Still from the film See You Later - Au Revoir by Michael Snow © 1970

May 17th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Dripping Water followed by One Second in Montreal and See You Later - Au Revoir.

Sunday May 17th, 2015, 1:00pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free




May 4th, 2015

  Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers from 1965 to 1972.

Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Room 304
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Take Two, an event curated by the first cohort of the Film Preservation and Collections Management students at Ryerson University, surveys the emergence of independent filmmaking in Toronto between 1965 and 1972. The time period highlights the development of many distinct voices in both the artistic and student communities, which tended to cross-pollinate and inform each other. The goal of this event is to illustrate the context and development of these voices through two programs of short films, an exhibition of film ephemera from the time period, and a panel discussion with members of the artist and student communities, including Michael Snow, Raphael Bendahan, Betty Ferguson, Robert Fothergill, Rick Hancox, and Keith Lock.




Michael Snow during the making of La Region Centrale © 1971

April 23rd, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
A rare opportunity to see Michael Snow's landmark film La Région Centrale !

Thursday April 23rd, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free




April 19th, 2015

  Audiopollination #29.2
Sunday April 19th @8pm @Array Space.
Somewhere There in association with Array Space presents CCMC and guests

Set One: John Oswald (sax), John Kamevaar (percussion), Germaine Liu (percussion)
Set Two: Michael Snow (piano), Paul Dutton (oralization), Glen Hall (reeds/kyma) , Mani Mazinani (analog synth)
Set Three: John Oswald (sax), John Kamevaar (percussion), Michael Snow (piano), Paul Dutton (oralization)
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen
Event art by Jamie Thompson




March 25th, 2015

  Dasha Shenkman Lecture In Contemporary Art

Featuring: Michael Snow Fine Art and Music

Michael Snow is a national cultural treasure. No other living Canadian artist has made as profound a contribution to international visual culture and Canadian artistic identity. The University of Guelph is pleased to host a rare speaking appearance by this great artist.

Wednesday March 25, 2015, 6:00pm
War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Admission Free




still from <-> by Michael Snow © 1969

March 12th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow

<-> preceded by Breakfast (Table Top Dolly)

TIFF Cinemateque
Thursday, March 12th
6:30pm (Free)

A complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.

Programmer - Chris Kennedy





-WYSIWYG: tiff.

March 13th - April 11th, 2015

  20 years of Anarchive, an editorial adventure

Started in 1994, upon Anne-Marie Duguet's initiative, Anarchive is a collection of interactive multimedia projects dedicated to contemporary art. All the artists are pioneers in the field of experimental film, video or modern technologies, and they all convene several types of media in their works. Explore the complete oeuvre of an artist thanks to an extensive digital database. One of the many published titles: Michael SNOW Digital Snow, éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2002.
Exhibition: Anarchive, Affinités / Diversités
March 12, 2015 to April 11, 2015
mfc-michèle didier gallery, Paris




March 11th, 2015

  Parole aux artistes d'Anarchive (The voice of Anarchive's artists)

Centre Pompidou Cinéma 1
March 11, 2015
6.30 to 9 pm
with the participation of Muntadas, Michael Snow, Fujiko Nakaya, Masaki Fujihata and Peter Campus. Thierry Kuntzel, Jean Otth and Nam June Paiik will also be present, although in another way.
Responsibility and presentation of the evening: David Zerbib, philosopher and art critic. Professor at HEAD in Geneva and the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Annecy.







Michael Snow, Nobuo Kubota, Diane Roblin - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2015

March 1st, 2015

  Somewhere There in association with Array Music presents Audiopollination 28.1

SET ONE: Bill Gilliam (piano) and Glen Hall (Kyma X, electroacoustic sounds, saxophone, flutes and bass clarinet) performing improvised duets rearranging acoustic molecules and other imaginary re-compositions.

SET TWO: Michael Snow (piano), Nobi Kubota (vocals), Diane Roblin (piano) This concert is dedicated to the Artist Jazz Band. After an introduction and comment on the effect the AJB had on them, they play along with TAPIOCA, a tune the AJB recorded at Gord Rayner's Studio on Spadina in the 70's. Following this, Michael Snow and Diane Roblin improvise as a duo.
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen




Flash! 20:49 15/6/2001 by Michael Snow © 2001

February 27th - April 4th, 2015


Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Michael Snow's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Snow's artistic output has tremendous breadth. In 2014, Photo-Centric, an extensive solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, focused on his engagement with photography, while Objects of Vision at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2013 highlighted sculpture. A Group Show will survey Snow's varied career, which spans film, photography, video, sculpture, music, and installation.

Jack Shainman Gallery
524 West 24th Street, New York, NY




Still from the film Wavelength by Michael Snow © 1967

January 31st - May 17th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow at TIFF Cinemateque.

A complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.




Photo collage by Laurie Kwasnik © 2013

January 31st, 2015

  Wavelength preceded by Snow in Vienna at TIFF Cinemateque. Snow in Vienna was documented for the upcoming film, Fields of Snow. A rare solo piano performance by Michael Snow at Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012.




CD - Five A's, Two C's. One D, One E, Two H's, Three I's One K, Three L's, One M, Three N's, Two O's, One S, One T, One W

November 5th + 6th, 2014

Nov. 5th Snow piano solo / Snow + Onda + Licht trio. Nov. 6th Onda + Licht / Snow + Onda + Licht trio.



Aki Onda, Michael Snow, Alan Licht Photo by Katura Okada © 2008

November 3rd, 2014

A special talk event with Michael Snow, Aki Onda and Alan Licht titled "Beyond Music, Sound and Art" at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) announced! Moderated by Minoru Hatanaka, Nov. 3 at 14:00




Michael Snow in New York, 1964. Photo by John Reeves © 1964

June 2014

    Art Canada Institute release of the on line art book, Michael Snow: Life & Work by Martha Langford.
One of the most celebrated artists in the past fifty years, Michael Snow (b. 1928) pursues a multidisciplinary practice. Using painting, sculpture, film, and music, he explores the role of the artist in the contemporary world. Martha Langford, Research Chair and Director, Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, presents an overview of the life and work of this Canadian icon and internationally renowned artist.





-start reading

Michael Snow during the making of La Region Centrale © 1971

May 21st - 24th, 2014

  UNDERDOX FILM FESTIVAL: Michael Snow will attend the festival ! Michael Snow RETROSPEKTIVE Filmmuseum München Der kanadische Avantgarde-Filmemacher, Skulpteur und Musiker Michael Snow kommt nach München. In Kooperation mit dem Filmmuseum München und der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film zeigen wir sechs Meilensteine seines Schaffens: WAVELENGTH (1967), BACK AND FORTH (1969), LA RÉGION CENTRALE (1971), PRESENTS (1982), SO IS THIS (1983) und CORPUS CALLOSUM (2003)



May 2014




April 25th, 2014

  A special fundraiser performance for NAISA featuring Toronto's longest running free improv band CCMC. Widely regarded as one of the pioneering free improvisation bands of the 1970s, CCMC has been reinventing itself with a shifting constellation of artists and a consistent questing spirit for more than four decades. For this special performance, CCMC consists of Michael Snow, Paul Dutton, John Oswald, and John Kamevaar. Also available for purchase will be NAISAtron kits, Contact mic and Micro-Radio Transmitter kits as well as various CDs by some of the CCMC artists. All proceeds go to furthering NAISA's objectives to providing a home for experimental sound art in Toronto. This concert marks the first time that the CCMC performs at the NAISA Space.




April 2014

  Michael Snow's iconic works featured in Art Forum





-Art Forum


Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2014

April 11th, 2014

The AGO and Images Festival presents: Andrew Lampert / Making Space for More
Filmmaker/Gourmand Andrew Lampert will act as host for a multi-course, moving-image excavation of the darkest shelves found in the AGO's sprawling collection of 85,000 works of art. Fusing creative culinary dishes, specially created by Chef Jeff Dueck, with a view into the AGO's never-before-seen, endlessly fascinating, archive. Featuring a live music performance by Michael Snow.



CCMC - Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2014

February 22nd, 2014

  CCMC at Imperial Pub. Paul Dutton / John Oswald / Michael Snow / John Kamevaar also performing Glen Hall / Ed Phillips /Matt Miller






Febraury 4th, 2014

  Issue Project Room
Michael Snow / Alan Licht / Aki Onda trio
Snow performs on the CAT synthesizer and piano, with Licht on guitar and Onda on cassette recorders and electronics. Originally formed in 2005, they have since performed in New York, Toronto, London, Barcelona, and Madrid, and released the album "Five A's, Two C's, One D, One E, Two H's, Three I's, One K, Three L's, One M, Three N's, Two O's, One S, One T, One W" in 2008 (Victo).



Photo by Laurie Kwasnik © 2014

January 31st, 2014

  The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents
Improvisations: Michael Snow and Thollem McDonas.
For this Art After 5 program, Snow and composer Thollem McDonas will present an improvisational, dual-piano concert.




Midnight Blue, 1973-74 by Michael Snow

February 1st - April 27th, 2014

  The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow - one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation. This exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist's photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s.
Photo-Centric explores the intimate connections that exist between Snow's paintings, sculptures, and films as mediated by and through photography. Home to strong collections of modern and contemporary art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an ideal context for Snow and his work, which bridges the gap between modern and contemporary practices as well as illuminates concepts critical in the making and appreciation of art. Curated by Adelina Vlas



October 13 - November 10, 2013

  Michael Snow's projection "Solar Breath" (Northern Caryatids) at the unique Venue Pied-à-terre, San Francisco "Hidden from view, inside the garage of a nondescript Richmond neighborhood home, the mesmerizing "Solar Breath" is on view at Pied-à-terre, an "occasional off-space and publishing house" run by artist McIntyre Parker. Showing only one work at a time, Parker keeps the self-funded operation as small as possible, creating an opportunity for an intimate experience with pieces that might otherwise be impossible to see.



September 25th - 29th, 2013

  The Last Line: Selected Cinema Works of Michael Snow
The WNDX curatorial collective is thrilled to be able to mark the Festival's eighth year with a set of film and video works by preeminent Canadian artist Michael Snow, and to have Snow in attendance. Curated by Irene Bindi
"One of Canada's most widely celebrated artists, Snow has worked concretely within a variety of disciplines throughout his career. Maintaining beginnings as a musician, his work has gone on to include painting, sculpture, photography, video, holography, performance, writing, and film. Despite these wide-ranging disciplines, he explores an astounding range of considerations without ever threatening to confuse his focus. Calling into question the modernist artist identity and the prescribed when and where of art production and presentation, Snow redefined, and continues to redefine the art experience. He is also regarded as one of the key figures in the development of experimental film, his work having influenced the direction of film art at many stages." Co-presented with Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art



September 19th, 2013

  Les Lumières Vernissage le jeudi 19 septembre à 18h Une installation lumineuse permanente de Michael Snow sur la façade extérieure de la Cinémathèque québécoise. Une mise en lumière réalisée par Lightemotion dans le cadre du Parcours lumière du Quartier des spectacles. Mon désir était de faire une ouvre à la fois cinématographique et unique pour cet "instrument". Les Lumières n'est pas chimique mais entièrement numérique. La lumière constitue la matière de base de l'ouvre, justement inspirée du travail des frères Lumière.






September 17th, 2013

  A rare chance to see Michael Snow's iconic work "La Region Centrale" at La Cinemateque Quebecoise.

"La Region Centrale (1971) was critically embraced as the final word in a revolution of cinematic perception. La Region Centrale became the pinnacle of a modernist revolution in the art object: a revolution that divorced aesthetics from politics and cornered the viewer in a formal space divested of all symbolic significance."

- Dot Tuer, C Magazine, Summer 1985

"In the first frames, the camera disengages itself slowly from the ground in a circular movement. Progressively, the space fragments, vision inverts in every sense, light everywhere dissolves appearance. We become insensible accomplices to a sort of cosmic movement. A sound track, rigourously synchronized, composed from the original sound which programmed the camera, supplies a permanent counterpoint. Michael Snow pushes toward the absurd the essential nature of this 'seventh' art that is endlessly repeated as being above the visual. He catapults us into the heart of a world before speech, before arbitrarily composed meanings, even subject. He forces us to rethink not only cinema but our universe. "

- Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde, Paris, Sept. 28, 1972



September 4th, 2013

  CCMC at Array Space Toronto's legendary free-improv group comprised of vocalist Paul Dutton, saxophonist John Oswald (Plunderphonics), pianist Michael Snow and percussionist John Kamevaar, take free improv in a direction that's totally their own. After breaking free-improv ground over 30 years ago, CCMC are still just as fresh & relevant. Presented by Burn Down The Capital with Peter Evans / Charity Chan / Weasel Walter / Tom Blancarte / Chamber Panic Deluxx.






Smoke and Mirrors by Michael Snow. Courtesy of the artist © 1994

September 2013 - April 2014

  Figure and Frame features photos of Michael Snow, Karin Bubas, Edward Burtynsky, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Irene F. Whittome at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, Vancouver.



June 21st, 2013

  Michael Snow at the Luninato Festival. "Evening Illuminations" presents three trailblazers as they collide in a wide-ranging conversation: author and Giller-prize winner Vincent Lam, physicist and author Alan Lightman, and multifaceted visual artist Michael Snow.



A Casing Shelved by Michael Snow © 1970

June 13th, 2013

  Co-presented with the Goethe Institut, Michael Snow's film "A Casing Shelved" at TIFF. "The Imagined Film" Narcisa Hirsch and Michael Snow join TIFF cinemateque for an onstage discussion following the screening of Snow's "A Casing Shelved" and Hirsch's "Taller (Workshop)", which Hirsch made in response to Snow's film. At this screening, Hirsch and Snow will see each other's films for the first time and have a conversation about this singular case of a belated, cross-hemispheric dialogue between two experimental filmmakers.



June 1st, 2013

  CCMC performs as part of The Open Ears Festival at the Registry Theatre - Kitchener, Ontario. A performance by a mix of current and founding members of the iconic ensemble CCMC. They will be celebrating the re-release of CCMC Vol 3 by the Detroit/Windsor Media City Festival. This record, long out of print, reappears in its original format with cover design by Michael Snow.



May 21st, 2013

  Windsor's Media City Film Festival opens at MOCAD, Detroit. Performances by legnedary Canadian artists Michael Snow, John Oswald, Al Mattes and Detroit's own post-industrial noise band Wolf Eyes. Evening to include the launch of a Snow/CCMC vinyl record lost for more than 35 years.



Stills from video by Laurie Kwasnik © 2013
featuring "The Viewing of Six New Works" by Michael Snow - 2012

May 1st, 2013

  Michael Snow "The Viewing of Six New Works".

Opening reception: May 1, 7-10pm at MOCCA

Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada. Presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.






May 1st, 2013



Featuring: John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and Michael Snow.






Spring 2013

  AKI ONDA by Michael Snow
Bomb Magazine 123/Spring 2013 - writings by Artists on Artists.



REDRAWING by Michael Snow © 2012

February 2nd - March 23rd, 2013

  Michael Snow at Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris

Featured triptyque - "Redrawing" 2012
The Viewing of Six New Works (vue de l'ensemble) Installation vidéo, 2012, oeuvre en 6 parties, vidéo HD, couleur, muet, durée 15mn en boucle, édition de 4 exemplaires



CCMC: Paul Dutton, Michael Snow, John Oswald. Photo by Nigel Dickson

February 23rd, 2013

  CCMC will be performing as part of the Somewhere There Music Festival at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.) Michael Snow (piano, anaologue synthesizer) Paul Dutton (sound singing) John Oswald (alto saxophone) John Kamevaar (percussion, electronics)



February 11th, 2013

  A CCMC reunion will be filmed at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Avenue). A rare opportunity to hear a mix of original and current CCMC members performing together. The foremost Canadian ensemble to pioneer the art of non-idiomatic free improvisation. The band was first formed in 1976.





- CCMC.ca

February 1st, 2013

  The development and production of "Fields of Snow" was featured in an article in the National Post by Kiva Reardon "While Canada is still catching up, Michael Snow's legacy is safe abroad".



Piano Sculpture by Michael Snow © 2009

January 11th - February 16th, 2013

  Solo Snow. Oevres de / Works of Michael Snow ends its tour in Montreal, at the Galerie de l'UQAM. Initially presented at Le Fresnoy, in France, and then at Akbank Sanat, in Turkey, the exhibition features a body of photographic, video and sound works and installations of Michael Snow, one of the most inspiring figures in the art world in recent decades. It is curated by Louise Déry and produced in partnership with Le Fresnoy.


Photo collage by Laurie Kwasnik © 2013

January 24th and 25th, 2013

  "Snow in Vienna" directed by Laurie Kwasnik, will be featured at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.


This film is a rare solo piano performance by Michael Snow at Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012. Documented for the upcoming film "Fields of Snow".


November 9th, 2012

  "Michael Snow plays his Trunp Card"
Featured in Maclean's Magazine.
A narrow strip of LED lights, runs up 65 storeys of the new Trump Tower. Snow worked for two years with computer programmers from Edinburgh to create this permanent installation, an array of white-light effects that will play every night. - John Geddes





- Macleans

Michael Snow and Christian Marclay at The Power Plant, Toronto

November 5th, 2012

  In Conversation: Michael Snow and Christian Marclay at The Power Plant
Together, Snow and Christian Marclay will engage in a dialogue about The Power Plant's exhibition "The Clock".




- ThePowerPlant

November 2nd 2012 - February 18th, 2013

  The National Gallery of Canada's "Builders:Canadian Biennial 2012" presents more than 100 recent and significant acquisitions by emerging and established artists instrumental in shaping perspectives in Canadian art today. To this end, Builders highlights a range of new productions by influential, some now iconic figures of Canadian art such as Michael Snow, Lynne Cohen, Chris Cran, Faye Heavyshield, Evan Penny, Joanne Tod, and Leslie Reid. Within this established basis the exhibition meanders through an engaging path featuring works by many newcomers to the collection.


Michael Snow with his sculpture Transformer at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

July 18th 2012 - March 17th, 2013

  Michael Snow: Objects of Vison at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A selection of some of his sculptures.
Renowned Toronto artist Michael Snow explores the art of looking with an exhibition celebrating his June 2011 winning of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The exhibition highlights Snow's continuing contribution to Canadian art and his ongoing investigation into visual perception. Curated by Georgiana Uhlyarik.




- CanadianArt