Scrap Arts Music

Shows and Attractions, Symphony Pops

Biography

Scrap Arts Music [skrap-artz-myoo’zik] – noun. 1. An internationally renowned, athletic next-generation percussion ensemble. 2. An earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable performances using mobile instruments artfully crafted from industrial scraps. 3. Five extraordinary, virtuosic and innovative drummers. 4. The group that transforms “scrap” into “art,” and “arts” into “music”.

SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest –most inventive– reuse of materials on stage today.

With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original instruments and music are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle.

Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap Arts Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Suitable for all ages.

SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC is the 90-minute mainstage show by Scrap Arts Music.

Re-inventions is the name of the 55-minute educational matinee by Scrap Arts Music.

 

Aluminetic is the working title for Scrap Arts Music with symphony orchestra, currently in development, for touring in 2015-2016.

Reviews

“Personally, I consider Scrap Arts Music to be among the best of what we’ve presented on our Family Series in recent years, and I am convinced that they would be successful in any forum, whether targeted to family audiences or not.”

Brian McCurdy, Executive Director, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA

“I have never experienced such a diversity of offerings with world-class artists who are all so incredibly passionate.”

Gary Cook, Music Professor Emeritus; President, Percussive Arts Society University of Arizona -Tucson, Tucson, AZ

“Really impressive! So much musicality, innovation, beautiful sounds… you certainly are one of the best percussion groups in the world. I really mean that!”

Erk Willemsen, Publisher of SlagwerkKrant, Keijser 18 Mediaproducties; Producer of Big Bang Festival, Amsterdam, NL