Black Box Theatre
1375 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9P4
The Skin and Bones Concert Series joins forces with the Living Things International Arts Festival to kick off 2019 with Vancouver indie supergroup The V. Vecker Ensemble!
V. Vecker is the pseudonym for composer and multi-instrumentalist Keith Wecker who has been a celebrated fixture on the Vancouver experimental music scene for over a decade. Either as a solo performer or leading his own eponymous ensemble, V. Vecker is a regular festival favourite at Music Waste, the New Forms Festival, and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Having shared the stage with Thundercat, Sun Araw, William Hooker, and psychedelic pop outfit Peaking Lights; Wecker has notably collaborated with avant-garde composers Glenn Branca and Anthony Braxton. Using a keyboard, a battle worn saxophone, and a string of pedals Wecker creates beautifully broody multilayered soundscapes of dense textures with harmonized loops and drones, underpinned by strident sax riffs. For the current lineup of the V. Vecker Ensemble Keith will be joined by guitarist Brody McKnight from Nü Sensae, santura player Luke Rogers from Basketball, and drummer Dave Rogers of Aquanaut.
The Admission is $20 for the public and $15 for students and Alternator members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This concert is made possible with the co-production of the Living Things International Arts Festival, https://livingthingsfestival.com/
This concert is the thirty-second instalment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its fifth year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series dedicated to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, produced through the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. The Living Things International Arts Festival brings Kelowna’s arts communities together once a year for an inclusive winter festival with celebrated live performances from regional, national, and international artists. Founded in 2017 by artistic director Neil Cadger, the festival presents contemporary artists employing a wide range of storytelling technologies involving puppets, masks, and performing objects.
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.