Drum and Light 2013

Friday May 24 at Roundhouse Performance Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm

Tickets $25 General • $15 Students & Seniors • $15 Groups (5+) • cash only at the door

Get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com

Info:  hardrubber.com • 604.683.8240

Mark this date on your calendar.  Come out and dance!  Drum + Light is a night of high-energy sonic and visual extravagance featuring percussion, improvised and jazz music, electronica, and visual projections by some of Vancouver’s best and brightest artists.  Since 2008, Vancouver’s Hard Rubber Orchestra has unleashed Drum + Light, a series of sold-out multimedia dance events featuring a 14-piece groove orchestra and eye-popping visuals.

The dance party continues in 2013.

Drum + Light combines the most cutting-edge music and lights for a breathtaking evening at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. This high-energy dance event features a 14-piece mondo-groove ensemble, five drummers, electronic music and turntables. Music by an all-star collection of Vancouver artists ­ featured musicians include drummers Randall Stoll (Soulstream) and Ali Siadat (Mother Mother), Tim Proznick (Kyprios), keyboardist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Russ Klyne, and Stefan Smulovitz on laptop. Plus dazzling lights by Mychal Heidro and some of Vancouver’s hottest b-boys & b-girls. The Roundhouse’s Locomotive Room will be transformed into a chill room with downtempo DJ.

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, 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, ice shows (2000, 2010) 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.

 

HARD RUBBER IS, NO QUESTION, CONSISTENTLY THE BEST VANCOUVER BAND EVENT YOU CAN SEE   Discorder Magazine