V. Vecker + Darren Williams in Concert!
For over a decade multi-instrumentalist V. Vecker has been a celebrated fixture on the Vancouver experimental music scene, having played with Thundercat, Sun Araw, William Hooker, and psychedelic pop outfit Peaking Lights, as well as working with avant-garde composers Glenn Branca and Anthony Braxton. Using a keyboard, a battle worn saxophone, and a string of pedals Vecker creates beautifully broody multilayered soundscapes of dense textures with harmonized loops and drones, underpinned by strident sax riffs. Vecker is also regular favourite at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Music Waste, and the New Forms Festival.
Based in Kelowna, saxophonist/bassoonist Darren Williams is the high priest of extended techniques on the saxophone, often using circular breathing and multiphonics (playing two or more notes simultaneously) to devastating effect. Williams has worked with many world renowned musicians including Eugene Chadbourne, Chad van Gaalen, Han Bennink, and has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Casse-Tête Festival of Experimental Music, and the Fake Jazz Festival. Audiences can expect to be mesmerized by Darren’s incredible range of saxophone techniques as composition, improvisation, and physical endurance are explored within performance.
Doors open at 7:30 pm, music begins at 8:00 pm sharp.
Admission is $12 for the public and $10 for students and Alternator members.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Milkcrate Records on Ellis Street or at the Alternator located inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Season Passes for the 2017 edition of Skin And Bones can also be purchased at the Alternator or online at www.alternatorcentre.com
This concert is the eighteenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, produced through the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located in Kelowna, BC at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue. The Alternator is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989 the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists and focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues.
Special thanks to the wonderful people at Naked Cafe for their support! www.nakedcafekelowna.com