You’re An Instrument!

Producer: The Sonicrats
Writer: The Sonicrats
Directed By: The Sonicrats

A magical, musical science experiment that turns people into instruments!

Synopsis

You’re in Instrument is an engaging performance for kids aged 5-12, featuring two scientists who take students on a wild interactive ride where every movement, thought and emotion becomes music. Contrasting ancient acoustic sounds with the very latest electronic technological breakthroughs, this is a fun, magical (and sometimes scary!) performance where the audience shapes the story, shakes their bodies, and makes music together! Framed as a ‘workshop gone rogue’ this crazy quirky experience is an ideal intro to cutting-edge interactive musical practices, theatre, science, science-fiction and the power of sound-art and story-telling. The Sonicrats are a group of professional performers and real-life music technology researchers. You’re an Instrument is a fun and inclusive performance perfect for primary school ages (with their educators, families and community).

Short Reviews

The whole school was buzzing after that - thanks for providing such an engaging and fun performance, the kids will remember it for a long time!
Nepean Specialist School
Their innovation and their passion towards educating and empowering kids through music making, particularly kids with disability, should be supported
Way Out West Festival
The show was really cool and also a bit wow! And a tiny bit scary. I liked making noise with the toys. It was fun!
Evie (10 years old)

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 3
Bump-in Time: 3 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

What we provide

  • We bring and operate our own lights (standalone, battery powered and cued, no rigging or cabling required), and provide a clear cue list for your tech

What we need from you

  • We have five simple lighting states with clear cues that can use a standard house rig (simple RGB washes and stage lighting)

Audio

What we provide for your tech

  • 2x stereo jack output

What we need from you

  • 3x wireless headset/madonna microphones
  • 2x D.I. inputs for two 1/4 inch jacks from our laptop
  • Stereo PA system (mapped to the two D.I. inputs)
  • Stereo foldback monitors mimicing Front of House speakers (stereo mapping essential)

Staging

We have no minimum stage area, and we do not require curtains or drapes. Note that Erick and some kids in the audience will need easy access to the stage from seats.

Our stage setup is a mock ‘science workshop’ with tables, corflute and science paraphernalia. We bring all set elements, props and percussion. We don\’t require a rigging/fly system.

We require power on stage.

We have a pocket smoke machine that is used during the performance.

Transport Notes

We have toured the show by plane, and fit in a standard HiAce van.

Audience & Marketing Notes

You’re an Instrument is an inclusive, interactive show for families with children aged 5-12.

The show provides children with a rare opportunity to be introduced to cutting-edge interactive musical practices, theatre, science, and science-fiction all at once.

It has been designed to cater to a broad audience, including those with access requirements, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can fully engage with and create music in the performance.

Selling Points

  • A show you ‘do’ - a one-of- a-kind experience where children not only watch a story but actively shape it
  • Art meets science - we use the cutting-edge technology of the 'AirSticks' designed at Monash University's SensiLab
  • Inclusive and accessible - The show has been designed to cater to a broad audience - we have performed the show in 5 specialist schools across Victoria

Community Engagement

  • 1-hour music technology workshop using "AirSticks" technology
  • Full curriculum-aligned pre- and post-show resource kit
  • Free gestural music-making phone app

Details

Contact

Ciaran

Frame

0417000514

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black box, In the round, Thrust, Outdoor, Flat floor, Hall

Duration

45 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/11/2024

30/09/2025

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $0

Weekly Sell Off: $14,000

Per Performance: $3,500

Apra Obligations: N/A

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