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Andy the Musical Scientist

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Music can generate interest in science, just as science can inspire new approaches to music. Andy uses homemade instruments and humour to demonstrate technology in music, scientific principles of sound, recycling... And even transforms a spoon in to a guitar! He also shares anecdotes from his years of touring the world to inspire musical enthusiasm. Volunteers experience looping, beatboxing, Lego theremin and building amazing inventions. A wonderful testament to music, science, recycling and multiculturalism!


Reviews

I can earnestly offer my highest recommendation for Andy's show. Having seen him perform many times, I believe that his show is perfect for young audiences. His warm humour, amazingly creative invented instruments, and vast knowledge and experience of music from other cultures would make him a wonderfully inspiring figure, encouraging creativity in young minds. There are few artists who could so flawlessly combine music and science in to such a cohesive, educational, yet thoroughly engaging and entertaining performance. A wonderful show for both children and adults of all ages! Andree Montigny, Grade 1 Teacher, Ecole la Passerelle, Whistler
What Andy brought was truly amazing! His ingenuity, talent, passion and creativity sparkled, and the audience was mesmerized. Through the music, it was demonstrated that with hard work, confidence and abundant imagination, truly amazing things can be accomplished. His engaging, playful and friendly attitude was delightful. The children absolutely loved being able to try his instruments! Both the students and the teachers who were present were all blown away, and we were talking about the performance for several days after. I would love to have him back for another performance. He is fantastic! Katherine Fawcett, Music Teacher, Whistler Waldorf School

Performances & Workshops

Performance

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 1,000 students
Tech Requirements: large table, 2 chairs, power
Fee Range: $595 - $795 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$560.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$560.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$660.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$660.00
Vancouver Island North
$660.00
Interior
$660.00
North
$660.00

Andy amazes the audience with invented homemade instruments including the Moroccan hockey stick, the Lego theremin, the Persian paddle and the African skateboard. These instruments combine with humour to demonstrate scientific principles of music, recycling in action and music from other cultures. Digital effects, paired with hilarious personas, demonstrate modern musical technology. Volunteers experience looping, beatboxing, the Lego theremin, rhythmic chanting and even transform a spoon in to a guitar!

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