Veda Hille With Theatre Replacement (Canada) Presented with Music On Main

Little Volcano

Jan 21–23

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Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille next to a piano

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.”

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Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille playing a piano
Photo: ©Matt Reznek

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.

Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille standing
Photo: ©Matt Reznek

Venue

823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC

When

January 21–23
80 mins, no intermission

8PM

Tickets

Single tickets $39
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Low Vision Friendly Introduction Available More Info

Content Note: Includes flashing lights.

Credits

MUSIC Veda Hille, J.S. Bach SCRIPT Veda Hille, James Long, Maiko Yamamoto DIRECTORS Maiko Yamamoto, James Long FIELD RECORDINGS Kathy Hinde STUDIO RECORDINGS Veda Hille, David Carswell, John Collins LIGHTING DESIGNER Sophie Tang DROP Elia Kirby Productions/GNW Scene Shop (after Orra White Hitchcock) MODEL VOLCANO Heidi Wilkinson COSTUME Leah Weinstein TECHNICAL DIRECTORS Andrew Pye, Diana Bartosh PRODUCER Theatre Replacement, Veda Hille REPRESENTED BY Jim Smith at Eponymous

SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, Hamber Foundation, BC Arts Council DEVELOPED AT Cove Park, Scotland with Cryptic UK, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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