Next month, on June 10th, 11th and 13th, will see the premiere of my newest piece, Gleams.

The piece is a real multimedia experience, combining live acoustic piano, synthesizers, sampled and processed sounds, drama and dance.

The road leading to it has been long and winding and started many years ago when I wrote a collection of miniature poems called “Gleams”. Initially it consisted of 66 poems written on a post-it size notes and later expanded to have more than one hundred of them.

Throughout the years I have written a lot of music for theatre and my love for stage has grown steadily and inevitably to the point where I cannot imagine my life without it.

Gleams is an attempt to create a new kind of concert-theatre experience where many elements collude and hopefully, none of them overwhelms the others.


I am thrilled to be joined on this journey by some of the most amazing talents Toronto has to offer.

Actors Claire Armstrong and Benjamin Blais, dancer and director Tyler Evan Webb and lighting designer and musician Melissa Joakim have agreed to help me bring this long brewing idea to life.

For three nights at Array Music Space in Toronto, we will play, dance, sing and show you this 60-minute piece, which tells many smaller stories in a kaleidoscopic manner. They are all united by one thing – our inability or reluctance sometimes to see rather than look, to hear rather than listen and to sift through what might seem insignificant at the moment in order to reach deeper into our every day experiences.

I don’t know if Art makes us better people. I don’t know if this should be even its purpose.

I only know I will be happy if audiences enjoy the experience and maybe, just maybe it provokes some interesting conversations afterwards.

I am excited, inspired, scared and hopeful all at the same time and I invite you to join us.

I am certain in one thing – most of our audiences will have an experience like this for a first time. And that is a good thing. I would love it if you let us know afterwards how we did and if we managed to reach you in some way.

Till then,

Dimitar Pentchev

You can buy your tickets directly from the form below.

See you there and then.