27.03.12 by Jeff

Playground

Playground.is The Human Statues, Its So Simple
There is a scene in Efterklang’s film “An Island” where the band performs with local people from a small town and although it is obvious that most of them are not musicians they are all playing instruments alongside the band. It is a beautiful scene (I admit I shed a tear the first time I watched it), and I was so inspired by it I began brainstorming ways that I could create a similar experience with bands here in Vancouver. I didn’t take the idea any further than my notepad.

Last week I discovered that some fellow Vancouverites have started doing this very thing! They call it Playground. The premise is simple: One band, one audience, one goal. Create a song together, and then record it in less than an hour.

Watch a video of the most recent Playground event below!

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Ralf

    Awesome! I bought “An island” DVD , and that project is amazing, like this!

    • yes^ so at least one person knows where im coming from haha

  • That is a great idea!

    In An Island the local people actually are family of the band members. I really love this scene too. Almost as much as the scene with the school children.

    • oh i didnt know it was their family! thanks for that little tidbit

  • Mongey

    reminds me of that sessions the morning benders(currently POPETC) did and gathered several musicians and music lovers from their area to play one of their songs.

    • Kev

      Hey Mongey – funny you should mention TMB / Pop ETC. The video for Excuses is one of a whole bunch of influences / inspirations for Playground. The girl in the middle of the frame grab above was the person who first showed me that video. Awesome band and a great song – would love to work with them to do an event one day.





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Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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