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181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia

Everyone’s favourite, SONIC PLAYGROUND is back boasting the newest sonic concoctions made by youth from all over the lower mainland with Vancouver’s most interesting musicians and sound artists! This whole-family affair celebrates all kinds of original musical projects –from traditional Gamelan music to live sampling- with an exhibition, sound installations, workshops, open rehearsals and performances. Warning: will contain extreme creativity and original thought.

Exhibiton: Open all week from May 2-7
Weekend Acitivities: Performances, workshops, open rehearsals, and instrument making tables all weekend from May 2-3rd 11am-4pm
Performances: Each night is a double header featuring Soundscapes, Synths and Speed Stunned Imaginations Shadow Play. May 5th & 6th @ 8pm.


Soundscapes and Synths. A project hailing from Burnaby North High District showcases youth’s final compositions from a year’s work in collecting field recordings, editing and mixing using software, electronic composition and exploring synthesizers with sound artists/composers Jennifer Schine, Milena Droumeva, Jeremy Schmidt, Remy Siu and Gabsung Lim.

Speed Stunned Imaginations. Inspired by philosopher Ivan Illich’s essays on transportation and modern life, youth from the Vancouver School District have created a completely original shadow play in conjunction with artist collective Publik Secrets (Robyn Jacob and George Rahi) and Gamelon Bike Bike. Their debut will showcase original props, puppets, plot, and music played on instruments made out of bike parts.