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Fermilab Art Series presents:
ScrapArtsMusic
March 23, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $30/$15 for ages 18 and under

This concert is presented at Ramsey Auditorium in cooperation with the McAninch Center at the College of DuPage.

Volume Plus Discount (purchase adult priced tickets for 5 or more Arts Series Events, not including Lecture or Gallery Series) - $25.50
Volume Discount (purchase adult priced tickets for 3 or 4 Arts Series Events, not including Lecture or Gallery Series) - $27

“ScrapArtsMusic [skrap-artz-myoo'zik] -noun. 1. An earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable percussion performances using kinetic instruments skillfully crafted from industrial scraps. 2. An entertaining contemporary invented instrument ensemble. 3. Five extraordinarily virtuosic and innovative drummers. 4. The result of transforming “scrap” into “art”, and “arts” into “music”.

ScrapArtsMusic delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest –most inventive– reuse of materials on stage today.

OUR BACK STORY: Started by Gregory Kozak -- a percussion virtuoso with a talent for welding, a commitment to recycling and energy to burn, and Justine Murdy -- a designer with a passion for spectacle and a head for making things happen, together they are the heart and soul of ScrapArtsMusic.

Joined on stage by Spencer Cole, Christa Mercey, Greg Samek and Malcolm Shoolbraid (four of the percussion world's freshest and most adventurous talents!), ScrapArtsMusic excites the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the greenest -- and most inventive -- reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, ScrapArtsMusic's original music is as visually striking as it is sonically riveting. Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle. Transcending language, culture and age, ScrapArtsMusic offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard.

SWANSEA EVENING POST (UK) says "Pure Magic!"
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (USA) says "Visually riveting!"
BELFAST TELEGRAPH (UK) says: "Fantastic! A remarkable show!"
THE AGE (Australia) says: "A knock-out!"
EDMONTON JOURNAL (Canada) says "Scrap rocks!"
WINNIPEG FREEPRESS (Canada) says "Five stars ***** out of five."

'Discovered' while busking in Vancouver Canada and then invited to perform at an NBA half-time show... it was just a matter of months before ScrapArtsMusic was a featured performer at a high-profile music awards show. ScrapArtsMusic evolved quickly from an outsider art project into a full-on theatrical music experience. Although group founder + leader Gregory Kozak has created bizarro instruments since he was a tyke, his current repertoire and unique choreography (aka "power-percussion") was developed while in residency for 3 months at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the Canadian Rockies.

"Sexy, ultra physical." -- THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Their speed and precision defy description: wow!" -- THE DAILY GLEANER

Rooted in street performance, jazz + world music traditions, and fueled by the same inexplicable genius that produced projects like Blue Man Group and Stomp, ScrapArtsMusic was nominated in 2002 for a West Coast Music Award in the category of BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE and has been travelling the world ever since. Athleticism, invention, and mind-blowing sound come together in a live show experience that will leave you breathless! ScrapArtsMusic... Inventive. Highly skilled. Mesmerizing. Hyper-kinetic. Powerful.

Bio courtesy of scrapartsmusic.com.

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