Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

                    
V. Vecker
Saxophonist / ensemble leader, tapping into the fleshiest construct of consciousness and primal instincts using foreign tunings and notation to both instruments and players alike.
— from http://www.citr.ca/discorder/archive/v-vecker-ensemble:

"Since his days studying visual art at Emily Carr, Wecker has spent more time writing music than oil painting. “I once had an art teacher who accused me of going to art school to start a band,” Wecker laughs, but at the time he claims he had nothing but art on his mind. But when he discovered electrical outlets in the underground parking of Granville Island, Wecker dove head first into music. The parking garage, infamously known as “The Emergency Room,” was the breeding ground for The Sex Negatives, Wecker’s previous project, and later V. Vecker Ensemble."

— Genre: Modern Composition, Minimalism, Free Jass, Improvisation, Psychedelia

— Interests: Density, repetition, aural hallucinations, minimalist composition, free form intersections

— Labels: Soldier Pump, Vancouver Free Jass + Drone Society

Experimental / Avant Garde artist, Keith Wecker (V.Vecker), has been at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of a “classical” approach to composition in Vancouver since 2006. Influenced by his involvement in Glenn Brancas’ Symphony No. 13 “Hallucination City” (Seattle May 2008) and Anthony Braxtons’ “Sonic Genome Project” (Vancouver January 2010), V.Vecker has evolved from a primarily solo project into a large ensemble (2010). Like a “snuff film,” V.Vecker has embraced and eschewed standard forms of composition while fusing the space between melody (struggle) and atonality (dominance); tapping into the fleshiest construct of consciousness and primal instincts using foreign tunings and notation to both instruments and players alike.

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