Published Sep 09, 2009Top DJs and visual/performance artists from around the world are set to bombard the 9th annual New Forms Festival in Vancouver on September 18 and 19.
Following up on previous years that brought out Girl Talk, Junior Boys, Kode 9 and the Mole, the festival will this time out feature performances from the likes of N-Type, Jay Tripwire, Lowfish and Calamalka, as well as various electronic music and performance art workshops.
"New Forms Festival 2009 revisits why we started this festival almost a decade ago. The convergence of creative communities has always been our raison d'etre, and 2009 is no different," says Robert Willis, New Forms Media Society board director, a statement. "But unlike previous festivals, this year we've become more combined and concentrated. In a world that's increasingly becoming connected, so is our art."
A partnership with the newly opened W2 Community Media Arts Centre in downtown Vancouver will allow festival attendees the opportunity to attend a full day of workshops to learn more about electronic music, visual and performance art and more.
"We've refined what we used to do in a week's worth of programming into only a few days and venues," says Willis. "Our goal is to make connections in a world where time is precious. We're looking forward to the final connection for New Forms Festival 2009 - the public with the art."
The festival starts off with on September 18 with a performance featuring six different DJs accompanied by visual art exhibitions. New Forms' second day will feature an all-day VJ workshop followed by an evening performance and reception.
Tickets to each night are $20, with festival passes going for $30. For more information, you can visit New Forms' website here, as well as follow the festival on Twitter here.
New Forms 2009:
9/18 @ Great Northern Way (122-577 Great Northern Way)
9/19 @ 9/18 @ Great Northern Way (122-577 Great Northern Way)