Mark Sepic’s Junkestra
Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre and sponsored by TD Bank.
Quirky and fun instrument building and music making with a maverick artist, musician and recycler. Celebrate the musical potential of everyday things!
Mark Sepic – Musician, Sound Sculptor
Mark Sepic is an internationally recognized guitarist and composer. His virtuoso finger-style guitar, appealing vocal style, impeccable taste, child-like sense of play, and electronic loop-wizardry contribute to making his concerts an irresistible joy-ride into the magic of music. His projects have been featured in 13 consecutive Toronto Jazz Festivals, and have taken him abroad to Germany, Cuba and Singapore.
A passionate environmentalist, Mark's "Junkestra" program is a hands-on wonderland of recycling that integrates sports, music and art. At schools, galleries and festivals across Ontario, Mark has helped Canadians recycle over 250,000 items, giving tin cans, toilet paper rolls and plastic jars a musical afterlife as drums, kazoos and maracas. Junkestra provides infinite musical nuance, casting a creative spell over all who enter. It has received generous media coverage and has been featured at the 2015 Pan-Am Games launch, Toronto Fringe Festival, Roy Thompson Hall’s “Share the Music,” and Nuit Blanche. Larger items – pots, pans, plumbing and yes, even the kitchen sink, become sound sculptures, 11 of which dot the Ontario landscape. Mark’s newest creation, a hockey stick xylophone, has been featured on CBC Radio's DNTO as “Canada’s Green Slap Shot to Save the World”.