Drum and Light 2008

HARD RUBBER NEW MUSIC presents

DRUM and LIGHT Festival


Saturday, March 1 & Friday, March 14
Doors: 9pm, Show: 10pm
WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
Tickets $18/$15 at the door or by phone at 604 683 8240
Info: www.hardrubber.com / 604 683 8240
TWO DIFFERENT EVENINGS OF SONIC & VISUAL EXTRAVAGANCE FEATURING PERCUSSION, LIVE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC, VISUAL PROJECTIONS, DANCE & THEATRE BY AN ALL-STAR COLLECTION OF VANCOUVER ARTISTS

Mark your calendars for March 1 and 14! The Drum & Light Festival, co-presented by Hard Rubber New Music and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, will consist of two evenings of cutting edge new music, visuals and theatre. These events, influenced in part by events and venues such as Taklos in Berlin and Burning Man in Nevada, will be full of creative invention and high artistry, maintaining Hard Rubber New Music’s reputation for presenting highly entertaining and critically acclaimed multimedia events.
Redefining the conventional “concert” experience, these events will focus on collaborations with filmmakers, live and electronic music (laptops, drum machines, sequencers, effects), and choreographers to create an intense aural, visual and theatrical experience. Featured artists in the festival include “turntable wizard” Timothy Wisdom, sophisticated dance music composer Leonard Paul; incredible experimental visual artists David Rimmer and Brian Johnson; the global sound, nujazz, brokenbeat band Sekoya; percussionists Ray Garraway (K-OS), Myles Bigelow and Jack Duncan; pianist Chris Gestrin, projection artist Suez Holland; choreographers The Tomorrow Collective; taiko drummers and much, much more. (Check the website for details on which performers are playing on which night.)
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 Worst 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.

“A SHIMMERING MIXTURE OF MODERN MUSIC AND VISUAL ART” (Vancouver Sun)