Sonic Playground at MetamorFest

@ 12pm-6pm

Booth location: Fraser St and East 8th Ave

Sonic Playground is back at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House’s annual community festival, MetamorFest, presenting a series of hands/ears-on installations and performances that are fun for the whole family!  Highlights include an instrument-building table for kids, interactive sound installations, and special performances featuring Gamelan Bike Bike.

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Workshops and Performances

Instrument Building Workshops with Richard Clements and George Rahi from 12-5pm. Learn to make harmonicas, kazoos, pan pipes and shakers from straws, cups and tongue depressors.

Special Performance @ 1pm & 2pm at Sonic Playground booth, Fraser and 8th Ave: Gamelan Bike Bike play their incredible gamelan-inspired instruments made from recycled bike parts.

Soundwalks with Tyler Kinnear @ 2:30pm and 3:30pm start at the Western Front booth and take you through a world of sound around the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood -find out what your ears tell you about your neighbourhood. Click here for more information about Soundwalks in Vancouver.

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Featured Installations

Lee Hutzulak’s Contactopus, an assemblage of household items connected to contact microphones, invites children to experiment with creating rhythm and sound out of the everyday.

Jean Routhier’s Listening Posts are like binoculars for your ears. They explore the boundaries of surveillance with parabolic listening devices made from cooking woks.

Sound artists Frederick Brummer and Josh Hite created The Cymasium with students from Burnaby North High. When materials are oscillated with sounds, amazing and unexpected patterns emerge.