Sonic Playground at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Jun 21, 2014

Concert, Performance, Workshop


Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


As part of Sonic Playground, Western Front presented a series of interactive installations, workshops, and performances at the Vancouver Art Gallery for their kid-friendly program Family FUSE.

Programming included instrument building workshops with Kristin Lim and George Rahi, a special performance by Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, and a demonstration of handmade analogue synthesizes developed through workshops at Western Front by Square One Synth Project—a collective of students from the Burnaby School District’s sound production program guided by audio technician Stan Yoshida and composer Sarah Davachi. 

The event also featured interactive installations that explored play, assemblage, and new ways of listening by artists Lee Hutzulak, Jean Routhier, Frederick Brummer, Josh Hite, and Leslie Ross, developed in collaboration with students from Burnaby North Secondary School.

Sonic Playground was a joint initiative of Western Front, Vancouver New Music, and NOW Orchestra that paired youth with professional artists to explore experimental practices in sound and music. 

Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.