Song of Extinction at Luminato

We're proud to announce that Chargefield is working with two-time Gemini award winning documentary writer/director and artist Marc de Guerre, on the Luminato exhibit Song of Extinction.

Song of Extinction is the world premiere of a fully immersive visual and sonic exploration of the anthropocene: the rapidly accelerating calamity that homo sapiens have unleashed on the planet and their fellow creatures. Featuring stunning large-scale projections and a tightly enmeshed score for chamber orchestra, chamber choir, live electronics and youth chorus, Song of Extinction will interweave breathtaking moving images with live surround sound for a uniquely massive, multimedia event.

The 50-minute work is a collaboration between composer Rose Bolton and filmmaker Marc de Guerre, from an original text by Order of Canada-appointed poet Don McKay and a live concert experience performed by Music in the Barns, curated by founder and director Carol Gimbel (creator of 1000 Strings).


Chargefield is completing visual effects for the project, which will be projected in one of the most unique industrial landmarks in the world, the Hearn Generating Station. It is three times larger than the Tate Modern, the Statue of Liberty fits in it upright (or on its side), and it sits proudly on Toronto’s waterfront.

Taking place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, you can buy tickets to the performance on Luminato's website.