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!
This was made possible by the wonderful folks at W2 who are tirelessly supporting arts in our community.
RSVP our Facebook Event so we can make sure to have enough seats!
Reasons why you should come:
2. Last year Efterklang filled the Biltmore with a glorious racket the likes of which I had never experienced before or since. It was spectacular, they are amazing.
3. There will be bevvies and popcorn.
4. Admission is FREE.
Watch the trailer below!