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Sounds of Hille to fill MY Place



Who: Veda Hille

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

When: Friday, April 16

Tickets: $14-$17

Quirky Vancouver singer/songwriter Veda Hille will perform at Whistler’s cultural hub next Friday evening.

Known for her consistently innovative, original compositions, Hille is cited as an influence by artists such as Kinnie Star, and recently released her 10 th album – Escape Songs – a collaboration with Montreal sound artist Christof Migone.

The album was created over a series of visits and took four years to complete.

"Small sounds, tiny war machines, mistakes, spit, lucky licks and yes, songs. The very songs we wish to escape from," describes the poetic Hille on her Web site. "Songs escaping from themselves, escaping to an escape. Veda and Christof wrote little songs, recorded them, and then fussed around until they became something else. An organization of those little voices that distract, that you listen for, that you attempt to cultivate or bat away. Songs escaped. Like it or have a sympathectomy."

Aside from her solo touring and recording Hille composes music for film and modern dance and plays piano, tenor guitar, accordion and banjo. She is also an accomplished sculptor and video artist.

The eclectic front woman will perform solo at MY Place next Friday, April 16. It’s an alternative start of sorts to the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, which kicks off officially on the same day.

Part of the MY Place Whistler Arts Council 2003/04 Performance Series, tickets for Veda Hille are $17 for adults, $14 students and seniors. Showtime is set for 8 p.m.

For more information call 604-935-8410 or go to www.whisltermillenniumpl.com.