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Sensory Sound Lounge:
Experiential Music Series
Select Fridays: Feb 7 & 21; March 7 & 21
Location: Leigh Square Gathering Place
Register in advance or drop in: 604.927.7529 or www.experienceit.ca.
Tickets: Adults, Students and Seniors - $5
Children under 12 yrs - Free
Hauntingly beautiful music can produce many different emotional and physiological responses in listeners from the hairs to rise up on neck and arms, to being overcome with emotion or filled with an explosion of creative energy and inspiration.
Sensory Sound Lounge, a new 2014 experiential and intimate music series presented by Leigh Square Community Arts Village features professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver. Sensory Sound Lounge presents new experientially aimed performances and activities to heighten the audience member’s senses, and their interactions and experience with music using blindfolds, different aromas, touch-based objects and more. Visual Artists are also encouraged to bring their art supplies and use these evenings as an open art studio in a supportive, inspiring environment.
Experience calming Avant-Folk and Canadiana style, soothing Folk sound, and cascading melodies of intertwining music genres like jazz and soul in a new and exciting way at Sensory Sound Lounge.
Friday February 7
Skye Wallace (Avant-Folk, Canadiana)
Skye Wallace works to compile stark elements of the Canadian landscape into a musical archive. Inspired by historical non-fiction and field recordings, particularly the esteemed National Parks Project, her songs are stories hidden in plain sight. The resulting sound is melodic, gritty, and orchestral. Skye Wallace is currently residing, performing, and writing in Vancouver, BC. After a successful nation-wide tour and West Coast festival circuit in 2013 (Artswells, North Country Fair, Khatsalano!, Sled Island, Edge of the World), she now plans to record, release, and tour a new album in the spring 2014. The new sounds and compositions of the highly anticipated release are comprised of influences from classical string pieces, samples of nature, the grunge-folk movement, and her own vulnerable storytelling.
Friday February 21
The Sons of Granville (Rock, Folk, Gypsy)
Sons of Granville combines the ferocious fingerstyle of Matthew Lennox, the crazy classical playing of Thomas Beckman and the blazing fast rhythms of Jarrett Plett to form a synergistic sound that is at once passionate, inspiring, soulful and beautiful. With influences from classical, rock, Spanish/gypsy, folk and Irish ballads, Sons of Granville are known for not only playing beautiful music but their expressive, high-energy performances which engage audience members, producing a sound unlike any other.
Friday March 7
Les Finnigan (Experimenta, Classical Guitar)
Les Finnigan has independently released seven solo acoustic guitar CDs, two live concert DVDs, has received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Best Instrumentalist and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Outstanding Instrumental Recording. His compositions combine techniques, standard and alternate tunings, hybrid picking (finger-style and flat-picking), to create music that is artistic, thought provoking, and rich with melodic motifs.
Friday March 21
Pacific Sound Collective (Jazz, Classical, Soul)
Pacific Sound Collective is an original 9 piece instrumental band comprised of some of the top musicians from Vancouver's jazz, classical, hip-hop and soul scenes. Since Pacific Sound Collective’s inception in 2011 the band has been continuing to craft its unique sound and live show while developing a following of devoted fans. The music of Pacific Sound Collective draws inspiration from the rich orchestrations of David Axelrod and Isaac Hayes, the hip beats of J Dilla and Madlib, the soulful grooves of The Menahan Street Band and El Michels Affair, and the complex syncopations of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen. These influences are distilled through a unique west coast perspective producing an expansive and evocative sound creating a truly memorable live experience.