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Vancouver: Powell Street Festival Society presents Rhythm Clash

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RHYTHM CLASH: A collaboration with Total Constructive Interference (taiko) and no luck club (electronics) at the 32nd annual Powell Street Festival.

Rhythm Clash collaboration: no luck club with Total Construction Interface. Taiko drumming meets electronics - total madness to ensue.

The Powell Street Festival took place on August 2 and 3, 2008 at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver.

View our photogallery from the Powell Street Festival on the CBC British Columbia page


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Powell Street Festival | no luck club | LOUD

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no luck club (Vancouver) 10.2006 (Mark Maryanovich/ www.maryanovich.com)


Total Constructive Interference completely opposes the idea of noise cancellation. Two sound waves, with the same frequency and phase, will add together to make a new sound wave with the same pitch but double the amplitude. This theory powers the purpose of Total Constructive Interference. Eileen Kage and Leslie Komori have played taiko together, on and off for twenty six years. They have looked for people on the same frequency with whom to play music and to try to find musically additive possibilities. Beginning their taiko pursuits with Katari Taiko, they co-founded Uzume Taiko, Sawagi Taiko, and LOUD.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, no luck club (NLC) is an instrumental hip hop group which combines turntable improvisation with sample-based rhythms. Founded by the Chan Brothers (Matt & Trevor), no luck club's beat-driven soundscapes have been compared to the works of DJ Shadow, Kid Koala, Cut Chemist, Coldcut and Handsome Boy Modelling School.

In late 2004, Vancouver DMC DJ champion, Paul Belen (Pluskratch) joined the group to complement NLC's infectious live show; a continuous, instrumental mix of music styles, tempos and moods. As the groups rhythm section, Trevor incorporates an arsenal of laptops and MIDI keyboards to generate the grooves and to manipulate samples. Meanwhile, Matt and Paul are the musical improvisers; employing their turntablist skills and a variety of instrument effects units to create lead lines, additional rhythm and harmonies.

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