SCRAP⋅ARTS⋅MUSIC performs Saturday

SCRAP⋅ARTS⋅MUSIC performs Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.

Touring world stages since 2001, SCRAP⋅ARTS⋅MUSIC delivers adrenaline-laced performances using 145 of the most unusual instruments you’ll ever see. Each invented instrument is hand-built from recycled materials, including accordion parts, aluminum scraps and even artillery shells. These beautiful sculptures produce unique sounds for which special performance techniques are developed, giving life to fresh, original compositions with wide-ranging appeal.

The ensemble performs on Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.

SCRAP⋅ARTS⋅MUSIC evolved from an outsider art project into a full-on theatrical music experience. Although group founder and leader Gregory Kozak has created bizarro instruments since he was a tyke, his current repertoire and unique choreography, which he calls “power-percussion,” was developed with his ensemble while in residency for three months at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the Canadian Rockies.

Rooted in street performance, jazz and world music traditions, SCRAP⋅ARTS⋅MUSIC has traveled the world since 2001, delivering trademark high-energy performances across Australia, Belgium, Canada, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the United States. In 2010, the ensemble performed as part of the closing ceremony for the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for attendees age 18 and under. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series website.