FreePlay: Voices Only

Music • World Music
Australian Premiere

Described as "inspired eclecticism", FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to their native Toronto, Canada... all without leaving your seat. Using nothing but their voices and innovative live-looping techniques, Dylan and Suba effortlessly cross musical boundaries to create a concert of endless variety.

Imagine Simon and Garfunkel crossed with a Bach 2-part invention... or an acrobatic jazz melody combined with ancient Indian solkattu... or an 8-part vocal arrangement created by two singers, using innovative live-looping techniques... and you'll get a glimpse of what the Duo has to offer.

Made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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Dylan Bell and Suba Sankaran first met in Toronto in 1993, singing in a jazz choir at York University called “Wibijazz’n'”: soon after, they started directing the choir together. At their year-end concert, Dylan and Suba performed an a cappella “director’s duet,” and FreePlay was born.

FreePlay's uniquely diverse concert program has taken them across Canada and around the world, with stops in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, South Asia and the Far East… and now, Australia! Their new album is scheduled for release in January 2018. Dylan and Suba are leaders in the a cappella community and are the directors of the SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.

Partners offstage as well as onstage, Dylan and Suba delight in exploring music together, and in bringing this joy to audiences worldwide.