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Vox Metropolis

Sunday, October 23, 2016
2:00 pm

“Vox Metropolis have a special ability to take what could be difficult classical music and turn it into something relevant and accessible by anyone."(www.cutfromsteel.com). Combining their diverse credentials with a common vision for unique material and audience engagement, Vox Metropolis is poised to become one of Canada’s leading musical ensembles. Program variants include traditional classical, arrangements of jazz standards, pop music and backup for singer-songwriters, new scores for silent films, live painting and collaboration with digital artists. Recent performances include JunoFest 2015, a Southern Ontario tour in Fall 2015, and collaborations with Hidden Pony Records artists Jeremy Fisher and Twin Within.
Reaction to the Silent Film/New Music project: “Performed live to frame with outstanding precise synchronicity, the audience interacts to the visual complimented by a superlative score executed by three top notch musicians.” (Byron Bellows). “BRILLIANT! Wonderful arrangements, superb players, and a night to remember!” (audience testimonial).
Vox Metropolis is David Jones, Kirk Starkey and Sara Traficante.

This concert features a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1924 classic film “Sherlock Jr.” with new original live music by Vox Metropolis. The artists will use a variety of instruments to enhance the score - piano,keyboards, toy piano, violin, cello, guitar, flutes, saxophone and whistles - as they provide the original accompaniment to the film which will be shown on the Sanderson Centre’s new giant screen. The second half of the program will include a selection of classical and jazz arrangements by the ensemble.