Scrap Arts Music
Canadian-born and globally bred, Scrap Arts Music has performed in sixteen countries over five continents for audiences of all backgrounds. They offer a family-friendly presentation with wide-ranging appeal. 2018 marks the greatly anticipated launch of their latest production, CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS!
Each production starts with giving consideration to the visual possibility of performance…Take some SCRAP, transform it through the ARTS of welding, sculpture, and choreography, and then – with five extraordinary and athletic percussionists – create beautiful MUSIC.
The result? Musical works that are intricate, playful and powerful, and that delight the eyes and the ears!
“Fantastic visual and aural display of percussive precision full of energetic gymnastics and vibrant vitality. Original music expertly played and choreographed into a remarkable show.”
– BELFAST TELEGRAPH (Belfast N. Ireland)
With instruments made from construction scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original performances are visually striking and sonically riveting.
“Emotionally stirring music. Recycling can pay rich musical dividends!”
– Topeka Capitol Review Lawrence KS USA
Innovation. Energy. Rhythm.
Looking for a feel-good, adrenaline-laced PERCUSSION experience? Look no further!
Scrap Arts Music is deeply rooted in an eco-friendly sensibility: all their instruments are handmade from industrial scraps. They often get compared to STOMP and Blue Man Group, since those groups also use everyday materials to produce sound. But Scrap Arts Music’s philosophy is a bit different – they insist on building full-blown artistic instruments from literal pieces of scrap! Each instrument is a one-of-a-kind creation that doubles as both music-maker and artistic sculpture.
“This quintet have the total package. Even for the percussively jaded, this group is a knock-out.”
– THE AGE (Melbourne Australia)
What’s possible when you push the limits of your own imagination? Scrap Arts Music dares to live this question, everyday. You’ll leave their show feeling inspired, creatively stimulated, and surprised at the potential that exists in the world – if you just open up your eyes and your imagination.
“Humour, wit and genuine subtlety. The result? Pure Magic…An accomplished and hugely engaging company.”
– EVENING POST Swansea UK Review
High-energy original choreography makes artistic director and instrument maker Gregory Kozak’s nuanced compositions powerfully come to life – performed with passion by Scrap Arts Music’s five award-winning multi-instrumentalist musicians. Each production is a rich blend of serious, sophisticated ensemble percussion music paired with humorous moments that fill theatres with laughter.
“Kozak’s sense of unfolding form is flawless and his ear for the imaginative layering of propulsive rhythms is impeccable.”
– CHESTNUT HILL REVIEW Philadelphia USA Review
Scrap Arts Music also performs at prestigious events, such as the Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, NBA half-time events, NHL centre-ice intermissions, and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games “World Percussion Spectacular” – to name just a few!
No matter where you see them, you’ll be captivated from the first hit of the drum to the final bow!
“Scrap Arts Music mesmerizes! A rhythmic circus.”
– THE GAZETTE (Iowa City USA)
In the meantime, we invite you to explore the creative world of Scrap Arts Music: check out the links below to learn more about our creators, performers, instruments, videos, press, and more.