Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Scrap Parts Get New Life as Upcycled Instruments - Scrap Arts Music at Strathmore, April 20

Scrap Arts Music visits Strathmore, April 20th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Scrap Arts Music

Inventive ensemble creates new instruments out of discarded scrap and upcycled materials

A bilge hose. Balloons. Wooden planks. Soda cans. Bicycle spokes. PVC pipe. All items that can be found in a scrap yard... or in the concert hall when in the hands of the artist-musicians of Scrap Arts Music, performing their new program Children of Metropolis in the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8 PM. Created by Scrap Arts Music founders Gregory Kozak and Justine Murdy, Metropolis chronicles one musician’s quest for identity and sense of place in a changing world. Known for creating highly physical and wildly theatrical stage shows, Scrap Arts Music couples next-gen instruments with athletic choreography and innovation that sees multifaceted performers utilizing every inch of space on stage as they alternate between hitting, moving, and bowing their instruments. For more information, please call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Scrap Arts Music is an integral part of Think Big Café, a new education program from Strathmore in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools and Glenstone. Think Big Café gets 500 fourth grade students out of the classroom and into the community for multi-sensory, cross-disciplinary experiences that marry sculpture, music, and creative problem-solving over the course of an entire school year, with culminating events at each of four schools in May 2018. Participating schools for this pilot year are Olney, Fairland, Dr. Charles R. Drew, and Arcola elementary schools.

Largely student-directed, with experiences curated by Strathmore, Think Big Café enables students to exercise critical skills like flexible and original thinking, elaboration, analysis and synthesis, communication, collaboration, persistence, and taking intellectual risks. The program involves 22 separate content-rich experiences, including guided visits to Glenstone, live-streaming video sessions with the artists of Scrap Arts Music, in-school visits from the ensemble, and debrief sessions in which teachers help students to process what they’ve learned. Experiences incorporate math, sciences, and arts, guiding students as they work toward a culminating project over the course of the program.

Scrap Arts Music was chosen as a central anchor to the program because of the ensemble’s multidisciplinary approach to its craft - employing art, engineering, conservation, and invention to fabricate brand new instruments for its concerts.

Strathmore Presents
Scrap Arts Music
Children of Metropolis
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 PM

Tickets $19-$49

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.