Sideshow tour
31 October - 8 November 2022

31 October : La Sala Rossa, Montréal
2 November : The Array Space, Toronto
3 November : The Array Space, Toronto
5 November : Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Victoria
8 November : The Roundhouse, Modulus Festival, Vancouver

Tickets Montreal | Tickets Toronto 1 | Tickets Toronto 2 | Tickets Victoria | Tickets Vancouver


NO HAY BANDA will take Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s theatrical octet Sideshow on tour this fall to Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria, with a final stop in Vancouver as part of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival on November 8.

Sideshow is an hour-long theatrical work for chamber octet, electronic amplification, and playback. Based on the dark sideshows of Coney Island’s amusement parks in the early part of the 20th century, Sideshow is a work of music theatre that is framed in a chamber music performance suggestive of uncanny spectacle. The work is a meditation on virtuosity, entertainment, business, and the sacrifices one makes to survive in the world.


Jeff Stonehouse, flute
Lori Freedman, clarinet
Yves Charuest, alto saxophone
Geneviève Liboiron, violin
Jean René, viola
Émilie Girard-Charest, cello
Daniel Áñez, piano
Noam Bierstone, solo vocalizing percussionist

Steven Kazuo Takasugi, composition, staging
Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, electronics


Montreal, QC
Monday, October 31
Doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm (with opening act Sola Nkani)
La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent
Tickets ($15-$20)

Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 2 & Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave.
Tickets ($15-$20)

Victoria, BC
Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
Tickets at the door ($10-$20)

Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 pm
THE ROUNDHOUSE, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Part of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival

Support for NO HAY BANDA’s tour of Sideshow has been generously provided by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.