SONIC PLAYGROUND concocts new musical ideas prepared especially for families and children of all ages. Vancouver sound artists and musicians take visitors through explorations of sound and music using everyday objects and implements.
Continuing on from past appearances at the 2008 Vancouver International Childrenʼs Festival and the 2010 Vancouver Jazz Festival at the Roundhouse Community Centre, SONIC PLAYGROUND features sound installations and performances utilizing a variety of household objects, repurposed musical devices and audio widgets from the past.
Works inviting curious fingers, eyes, and ears to explore the sound possibilities of some very unusual “instruments” by:
Brad Muirhead & Martin Fisk: Quadrabalarimbamaphone
Frederick Brummer: Speaker Drum, KeyTron 46,000, Turntable Machine
Diana Burgoyne: Audio Bug, Drop & Listen
Lee Hutzulak & Madoka Hara: Contactopus
Sonic Playground is produced by Western Front New Music with the endorsement of Sonic Presence: (Forbidden Flutes, Music on Main, New Orchestra Workshop Society, Redshift, Vancouver New Music)