Musicians with Scrap Arts Music fashion instruments out of all sorts of recycled material. The group performs at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Feb. 11.

Musicians with Scrap Arts Music fashion instruments out of all sorts of recycled material. The group performs at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Feb. 11.

Musicians make music from recyclables

Scrap Arts Music performs at Nanaimo's Port Theatre

Canadian-based Scrap Arts Music takes recycling to a new level.

The musicians creates music from recycled materials, ranging from artillery shells and planks of wood right through to rubber tubes and balloons.

Junk-on-a-stick, annoyaphone and sigh-chordian are only but a few of the creative names that Scrap Arts Music creative director Gregory Kozak coined for his invented musical instruments.

Scrap Arts Music 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, Scrap Arts Music’s original music is as visually striking as it is sonically riveting.

Rooted in street performance, jazz and world music traditions, Scrap Arts Music is fueled by the same genius that produced projects like Blue Man Group and Stomp.

The sheer physical energy of the company is extraordinary, but there is also humour, wit and genuine subtlety to satisfy the most jaded musical palette.

Opening for Scrap Arts Music is Aaron Gregg, The Stunt Superstar, showcasing a blend of-blowing tricks and inventive comedy. Gregg’s performance combines technical ability, dangerous props and intelligent humour that’s clean enough for a church group but remains edgy enough for a university crowd.

Scrap Arts Music and Aaron Gregg perform at the Port Theatre Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40; $34/members; $15/students.

Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com.