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Jonathan Bunce

Artistic Director,
Wavelength Festival
Jonathan Bunce (a.k.a. Jonny Dovercourt) has been participating in the independent music community in Toronto – as a musician, writer, editor, presenter, organizer and advocate – since the early 1990s. As guitarist, bassist or vocalist, Bunce has been a member of more than a dozen independent bands, including Republic of Safety and Several Futures. Having worked as Listings Editor at Toronto’s Eye Weekly, in 1999 Bunce combined his experience in both the music scene and journalism to help co-found Wavelength Music. Launched in 2000, Wavelength is universally hailed as helping revitalize the Toronto independent music scene through its ongoing festivals, concert series, talks, and blog. Bunce is currently Wavelength Music’s full-time Artistic Director, and spearheaded the launch of the Camp Wavelength festival in 2015. Jonny previously acted as Artistic Director of The Music Gallery, the long-running Toronto new music concert space, and Operations & Development Manager at the Images Festival of experimental film and video. He has also co-edited two volumes of Coach House Books’ acclaimed uTOpia anthology, and is a regular contributor to Musicworks Magazine. Jonny was also a member of the 2017-18 Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leaders Lab.