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Spark Series

Head over to the historic Biltmore Theatre in downtown Oshawa for interesting panel discussions and riveting music industry documentary screenings.


Music Industry Panel Discussion

The music industry has seen countless advancements, especially within the last few decades. From the way music is produced and performed to cutting-edge technology, new business practices and accessibility, innovation in music is changing how we create, consume and experience music.


Join Spark Series at Convergence on September 23rd for an exciting, in-depth panel discussion between industry movers and shakers around innovation in music. Hosted by Joseph Pinto, founder of Merch On Demand platform MOD Inc., this panel brings together the Strumbella’s infamous David Ritter, award-winning Singer/Songwriter Delon Om, renowned Filmmaker and Musician Simon Head and Author and Director of the Digital Life Institute, Dr. Isabel Pederson for a lively conversation about recent innovations in music and what it could mean for the evolution of music going forward


ESSENTIAL NOISE documentary film screening

Join us at Spark Series at Convergence on September 23rd for a special screening of rock-doc ESSENTIAL NOISE by award-winning filmmaker Paul Koidis!


ESSENTIAL NOISE features a star-studded cast including Robby Kreiger of The Doors,  John Kay of Steppenwolf, Alan Frew of Glass Tiger, Alan Cross, Dan Hill, Bob Ezrin, Sylvia Tyon, Jeanne Beker and more. It tells the story of 1960s Yorkville and how the rise of hippie counterculture changed the world through music, political protest and good vibrations. It also dives into the story of Steppenwolf, the rockers behind the legendary “Born to Be Wild,” who have rebel roots right here in Oshawa!


SUBVERSIVES documentary film screening

Join us at Spark Series at Convergence on September 23rd for SUBVERSIVES: a story of tenacity, creating art without corporate influence and true musician heart by Simon Head, former musician and tour manager turned director and producer.  


Canadian indie band Lowest of the Low (who have been together for 30+ years) held the record for most independent albums sold until the early 90s. SUBVERSIVES tells the powerful story of how this band fiercely continued to wave the indie flag at a time when the major labels were snapping up all the best talent and followed their own path to success.

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