Drum and Light 2009

HARD RUBBER NEW MUSIC and Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad present

Drum and Light

Doors: 9pm, Show: 10pm at the WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street

Tickets $18/$15
Buy tickets at the door or Tickets Tonight • 604 684 2787 • ticketstonight.ca
info: www.hardrubber.com / 604 683 8240


Three evenings of sonic and visual extravagance featuring percussion, improvised and jazz music, electronica, and visual projections by some of Vancouver’s best and brightest artists.  Last year both events sold out. Come dance to this new 14-piece rave-esque orchestra featuring 5 drummers, laptops, turntablists, horn section and more!

Mark your calendars for February 5, 6 and 7! The Drum and Light Festival returns for its second year!  Presented by Hard Rubber New Music and Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Drum and Light will be three evenings of cutting-edge dance music and visuals.

Redefining the conventional dance experience, Drum and Light will focus on collaborations with filmmakers, live and electronic music (laptops, drum machines, sequencers, effects), to create an intense aural and visual experience.  Featured will be the premiere of new commissioned work by Alvin Cornista (Sekoya), intense visual projections created by visual artist Brian Johnson, and improvised movement choreographed by the Tomorrow Collective.  Drummers and percussionists include Ray Garroway (K-OS), Randall Stoll (Soulstream) and Tim Proznick (Kia Kadiri), performing with 13 other leading musicians including DJ Timothy Wisdom and keyboardist Chris Gestrin.     Drum and Light combines the most cutting-edge music and visuals into one breathtaking evening.

Hard Rubber New Music has presented concerts of original music by some of Canada’s most exciting composers, performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Under the artistic direction of composer, conductor, musician John Korsrud, previous large-scale works include Alcan Award-winning Enter/Exit  presented in March 2005, which was a multi-media extravaganza featuring the premiere of compositions by Giorgio Magnanensi, Brad Turner and John Korsrud as well as visual projections by jamie griffiths, Brian Johnson, Rena del Pieve Gobbi, Riel Roussopoulos and HoneyBee Visuals. Other projects include The Ice Age: The World’s First New Music Ice Show, performed at Kerrisdale Arena and featuring the talents of hockey players, curlers and figure skaters; White Hot Core, a collaboration with Kokoro Dance; and The Elvis Cantata, which took an irreverent look at pop icons. The all-star Hard Rubber Orchestra features the finest of Vancouver’s jazz community and performs music that is influenced by jazz, pop, world, contemporary classical, and improvised music. Since its debut in 1990 the Orchestra has toured to Europe and across Canada including concerts in Amsterdam and at FIMAV in Quebec.



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