A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation
Scrap Arts Music
We start with some SCRAP…
…then ‘transform’ it through the ARTS of sculpture, choreography and film, to create an unforgettable live MUSIC experience.
Five athletic musicians perform with 145 mobile invented instruments — all hand-made by co-founder and composer Gregory Kozak. The result? Unexpectedly beautiful Experimental Pop Percussion that is intricate, playful and powerful, and that delights the ears, eyes and heart. Scrap Arts Music is a unique Canadian project honoured to receive invitations to perform across North America and around the world, for diverse audiences from all walks of life.
“★★★★★. High kicking, virtuosic and adrenaline-packed. Kozak just may have single-handedly performed a million acts of green. Who knew that scrap yards and dumps were treasure troves for the makings of new and marvelous musical instruments?” – Winnipeg Free Press
ABOUT “CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS”
Children of Metropolis is the latest production by Scrap Arts Music. A multi-year creation supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, it features over 145 sculptural instruments, 11 new music compositions, Scrap Arts Music’s signature action-choreography and now a full-screen movie of our own devising that plays while the musicians perform. With a retro-futuristic, sci-fi vibe that takes visual inspiration from German films of the 1920s, Scrap Arts Music’s Children of Metropolis is a fast-paced, all-acoustic percussive bonanza with 5 musicians bringing an original score to heart-pounding life.