Published Jun 04, 2010Vancouver music fans are no strangers to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The centre - better known as the planetarium - regularly hosts rock'n'roll laser shows including Laser Radiohead, Laser Green Day and, of course, Laser Floyd. This Sunday (June 6), music fans will return to the Space Centre once again for Planetarium 2010, a live performance that aims to celebrate both synthesizers and science.
The show will feature B.C.V.C.O. (aka British Columbia Voltage Controlled Orchestra), a Vancouver synth group led by Magneticring's Josh Stevenson and includes Black Mountain/Sinoia Caves' Jeremy Schmidt and Destroyer's Ted Bois. Also on the bill are Transmolecular and Sipreano (aka Kevin Howes), the Vancouver DJ behind the much-acclaimed Jamaica to Toronto compilation.
A Facebook page reveals that Craig MacCaw of psychedelic folk outfit the Poppy Family will also be providing "starfields, lasers and light projections."
Speaking with the Georgia Straight, Howes said, "[The space centre is] ready to be used for such events, to make the audience zone out and go into other dimensions and travel outwards. And the music and visuals will be designed to assist that. It's all designed to take the audience to another place, far from the seats that they're sitting on."
If you'd like to embark on this tripped-out musical voyage, advance tickets are available at Scratch Records and Red Cat Records for $12.50. Waiting until you're at the door will cost you $18.