The Power Plant

Every Song I've Ever Written

Thu Jun 09 2016

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


The Power Plant

Jacob Wren. Photo: Mathieu Chartrand

By PME-ART / Jacob Wren
Presented by World Stage in association with The Power Plant.

Join Jacob Wren for a five-hour durational performance as he plays his entire catalogue of songs in chronological order. From 1985 to 2004, Jacob Wren wrote 58 songs that few people have ever heard. In a way, because hardly anyone has listened to them, they don’t yet exist — not without you. Spanning different performance platforms, Every Song I’ve Ever Written is an interactive project with ambitious ideas and a mixtape heart. It examines certain personal regrets about the past, while also exploring the much larger cultural shift in how we listen to and understand music. Lend an ear and discover what songwriting, musical community and collaboration mean in the internet age.

An eccentric performer and writer, Jacob Wren is also Co-Artistic Director of PME-ART. His recent novel Polyamorous Love Song was included in The Globe and Mail‘s Top 100 Books of 2014. Through performances, installation, public process and theoretical and practical research, interdisciplinary group PME-ART confronts its contemporary practice via local, national and international artistic collaborations. Combining creation, exploration, critical reflection, dissemination and casual yet significant interactions with various publics, the work is an ongoing process of questioning the world, of finding the courage to say things about the current predicament that are direct and complex, of interrogating the performance situation.

Every Song I’ve Ever Written is one part of a three-part performance, click here for more information about the full performance.(

This production was created with support from FFT-Düsseldorf, and NRW foundation (Germany), CALQ and CAM.


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