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Friday 22-Mar-2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
103-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna Phone Number: (250) 868-2298

Event Description

A gem of an improviser, Björn sublimely coaxes sounds from either his guitar or drum kit, drawing from an inestimable wealth of ideas. Lyle is a studious performer using his bass or laptop with surgical precision, constantly pushing the envelope while including elements of chance and directed interactivity. Together these formidable musicians will embark on an uncharted sonic exploration incorporating sound oriented image manipulation software to create a rich multimedia performance. Lyle Hopkins is a musician (bassist) and educator residing in Vancouver, BC. He is interested in the creation of occasions for intuitive and interactive experience through improvisation and interactive multimedia within the context of musical performance. Lyle has been a featured performer at a number of international music festivals including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Seattle Jazz Experience, Reno Jazz Festival, Oregon Jazz Festival, and many others. His work has been featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Western Front (Vancouver), WoodStockhausen (Victoria), and the Sonic Boom Music Festival (Vancouver). Vernon based Björn van Haalen is a painter/visual artist and self-taught, multidisciplinary improviser of music. He performs as one half of the Wounded Humans with David Ben Yellowitz which explores textural sound building through extended guitar and electronics. Additionally Björn records extensively and co-runs the DIY improvised music label Teenage Stockhausen. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the concert will begin at 8:00 pm sharp. Admission is $15 for the public and $10 for students and Alternator members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This concert is the thirty-third installment 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 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.

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