Peter Brötzmann &a Heather Leigh in Concert

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Date(s) - 30 May 2017 until 30 May 2017
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Kelowna Forum

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Skin And Bones Music Series celebrates its second year anniversary with an electrifying performance by the internationally renowned duo of Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh!

For over 45 years saxophonist and composer Peter Brötzmann has been a force of nature within the spheres of free jazz and improvisation. Seventy-six years young and still unchallenged as the “loudest saxophonist in the world,” Brötzmann continues to make innovative and incendiary music with passion and lyricism that is both astounding and terrifying. Peter will be joined by electric pedal steel guitarist Heather Leigh, who contorts slide guitar into distortion laden textures, plaintive wails, and jagged melodies.

“(This duo) spews a raucous, unrelenting, spiteful, acid-drenched, caterwauling hate-bomb; a maelstrom; a toxic dreamscape; a grotesque collision of desperate lungs and screaming metal; a romantic taser blast to the heart.”
Richard Thomas, The Wire Magazine

Opening for Peter and Heather will be the Bjorn Kriel Quartet – with Bjorn on piano, Madeleine Ertel on trumpet, Alex Argatoff on bass, and Jason Martin on drums. This quartet of young firebrands represent some of the finest musical talent in the Okanagan who thrive on pushing musical boundaries!
Tickets are $25 or $20 for Alternator members or students and will be available at Milkcrate Records and the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Season Passes for the 2017 edition of Skin And Bones can also be purchased at the Alternator or online at
This concert is the nineteenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series devoted 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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