Festival International de Louisiane and Acadiana Center for the Arts present: West Trainz
Lafayette, LA – Festival International and Acadiana Center for the Arts have partnered to present an official Festival Opening show featuring West Trainz from Québec. The ticketed concert will take place on April 19th and 20th at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. This indoor multi-media performance features lights, music, action, and installation. Drawing inspiration from the railway world and the project initiator’s travels, the multimedia performance features a musical journey of world cultures through a blend of instrumental composition, cinematics, and railway music.
The five musicians from Montreal come together to convey 20 years of travel and exploration in a unique retro-futuristic show, reflecting trains’ trance-like effect and poetic vision of the railroad world. “It will be a show like nothing Lafayette has ever seen before”, says Scott Feehan, President and Interim Executive Director of Festival International. “Trains, music, lights, video… It has everything!” The project will be a feast for your senses, including a visual component that features artifacts collected over the course of the artists’ travels. The cinematic process has been years in the making, creating a unique and much anticipated experience. “With the help of the Québec government and the Acadiana Center for the Arts, it has come to fruition,” says Feehan.
This is the first time Acadiana Center for the Arts and Festival International de Louisiane have collaborated on an event such as this. “We are very excited about this new partnership,” says ACA Executive Director, Dr. Gerd Wuestemann. “ACA’s beautiful venue sits in the heart of Festival and this is a natural fit. Trainz is a complex, high-energy, multi-media show that will shine inside the incredible Moncus Theater. Fans can kick off Festival week with a fresh and engaging arts experience.”
Get a sneak peak of this one of a kind musical performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xeTNv1E1IU.