Published Feb 04, 2010As a means of showcasing Canada's cultural savvy, the Cultural Olympiad's Digital Edition (CODE) and non-profit New Forms Media Society are teaming up to bring a collaborative set of media showcases and musical performances to this year's Olympic Celebrations in Vancouver. Included amongst the various shows will be the likes of Junior Boys (pictured), Kid Koala, the Golden Filter and Cromeo, among others.
According to the press release, the "celebration of local and international talent ... will feature a hybridization of musical genres meshed with multi-platform image manipulation, projected on large screens throughout the Hangar [venue], which is being entirely remodeled and recreated specifically for CODE."
CODE has called for photos, short stories and other media from all Canadians with the goal of creating a nationwide collaborative audio-visual "mash-up" of Canadian culture. These mash-ups will be performed live by San Francisco's "visual turntablist" Mike Relm and British audio/video remixers Addictive TV on Friday (February 5), the opening night of the concert series.
On Saturday (February 6), the cultural showcase will take a more strictly musical turn as New Forms presents sets from LA Riot, the Golden Filter, and a special DJ set by the Junior Boys.
All shows start at 9:30 p.m. and are at the Great Northern Way Campus (577 Great Northern Way). The concert series will continue through to February 21.
Check here for more details on all of the events, or here for a sneak peek on what Kid Koala has planned.
2/5 Mike Relm and Addictive YV @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/6 LA Riots, the Golden Filter and Junior Boys (DJ set) @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/11 Hard Rubber: Drum and Light Festival @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/12 Kid Koala @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/13 Jamming the Networks: Modern Deep Left Quartet, Mike Shannon and more @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/19 Martyn, 2562, Deadbeat and more @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus
2/20 Chromeo and Team Canada DJs @ Vancouver's Great Northern Way Campus