Western Front presented a series of performances, sonic sculptures, interactive installations, and sound walks for all-ages at the Roundhouse Community Centre as part of Sonic Playground

Programming included Diana Burgoyneʼs electronic folk art piece Audio Bug (2010); Rimba House (2010) by Brad Muirhead and Martin Fisk; Mad Scientist Machine (2010) by Stefan Smulovitz; Contactopus (2010) by Lee Hutzulak and Madoka Hara; Jennifer Butler’s composition for percussion and trombone Knick Knack Lemonwhack (2010); and storytelling with Alcvin Ramos and Kirk Watson. 

The event also featured work by Frederick Brummer, Vern Griffiths, Viviane Houle, Nikki Carter, Lori Freedman, Odette LeBlanc, and Brian Nesselroad.
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 Roundhouse Community Centre.

Video documentation available upon request.

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.