PRESENTED WITH MUSIC ON MAIN
“Few musicians and lyricists, no matter what genre, have such a vibrant array of skills.”—Georgia Straight
Veda Hille’s new work is a musical memoir, a testament to maternal love, a joyful embrace of nature and much more. The singer, pianist and songwriter takes us through her life using stories, Bach preludes, a selection of her own music and some unique and surprising recordings, redefining autobiography as she goes along.
“Hille’s lyrics are clever and sharp, witty and unrelentingly odd, ferreting uncomfortable truths out of found material from everyday life; her playing is playfully tumultuous, taking you on ride after ride.”—Exclaim
Over 30 years as an artist, Hille has had her moments of triumph and darkness, and here she pays tribute to the forces that have seen her through; the show includes the stories of her female forebears, and through the ghostly, stubbornly physical medium of vinyl we hear her mother’s voice and the sounds of one of Mother Nature’s most vocal species. Reflective and uplifting in equal measure, Little Volcano is, like all great art, an experiment in self-expression; the beauty of Hille’s effort lies in its bracing honesty, its daring intimacy and its triumphant exaltation of the feminine.