Described as a jazzy hip hop lullaby, Kid Koala, aka Eric San, creates an amazing sonic storytelling environment using turntables, piano and experimental lighting to produce an awe-inspiring visual dimension to the music. Not your traditional concert, but a cool show experience for all ages that engages and stimulates audiences on many different sensory levels.
His new picture book-with-sound track, Space Cadet, tells the story of a space cadet and her guardian robot. More than just a DJ, Kid Koala uses language of technology and science fiction to talk about human relationships and to treat his audience to a multi-media environment filled with surprises.
"It's a headphone concert, gallery, science fair and it's fun for the whole family," Eric explains. A Space Gallery accompanies the show complete with interactive Music Spaceship Console, a Space Cadet Soundtrack Cassette Jukebox, and original etch boards from the Space Cadet graphic novel, " …and there will be cookies, to decorate and to eat!"
"Audiences surrender to the comfort of inflatable "space pods" wired for open air wireless headphones, through which most of the concert's music is transmitted." Because the music was written almost as lullabies," says Eric, "the layers are really nuanced and subtle." The feeling during the concert is that you're having this communal experience with people around you, but everyone is having a personal, unique headphone experience."
|Tickets for Friday April 13 are sold out|
|Friday April 13||7 p.m.|
|Saturday April 14||3 p.m.||7 p.m.||9:30 p.m.|
|Sunday April 15||2 p.m.|
|Child 4 to 14 year old||$18||$15|
Ticket prices do not include taxes. Regular tickets can be purchased at Capital Tickets as of March 1, 2012 or at the ticket counter at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and technology Museum. Members' tickets sold only at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum as of March 6.
Tom Oldham, Brainer Magazine
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ who has made a name for himself not only with his music, but also with his visual art. He has released three solo albums on Ninja Tune: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2001), Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003), and Your Mom’s Favorite DJ (2006). He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
He has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, John Medeski, Mike Patton, Jack Johnson, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for director Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World as well as director Rian Johnson’s Looper. In addition, Kid Koala has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, Sesame Street, the Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim. His unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To.
Following up on the success of 2003’s Nufonia Must Fall, Space Cadet is Kid Koala’s second graphic novel. He lives in Montreal with his wife, baby daughter and pet shrimp Amanda.
Regular schedule: Wednesday to Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays except statutory and school holidays.
Closed Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Day.
Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways.