∆ V.Vecker (b. Keith Wecker, 1983) is a composer, improvisor and multi- instrumentalist exploring sound through organized systems and technology. His instrumental approach is centred around the act of live looping and the sonic interplay that is created by layering of sound on top of sound.
Beginning in the mid 2000s, Keith has been a longstanding figure in the Vancouver experimental scene, performing and improvising with numerous acts and artists. In addition to being an active performer and improvisor he was an active visual arts curator, booker and promoter.
His unique sound is highlighted by the diversity of the acts he has shared the stage with (Tim Hecker, Clark, Sumac, Thundercat, Wolf Eyes, Six Organs of Admittance, Goblin, Lori Goldston and Sun Araw) as well as participating in projects of Anthony Braxton and Glenn Branca. Keith has been featured prominently and repeatedly at multiple Vancouver based festivals such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, New Forms Festival and Music Waste.
V.Vecker currently is based in Warrensburg, Missouri where he is currently completing his MA in Music Technology.
∆ Akosuen /aa-KŌZ-eh-win/ is a music and performance project by Billie Howard involving sounds that focus on breathing cycles, chronic pain, and mediation on both quiet and extremely loud sounds.
Billie appears on her primary instruments: violin and piano, as well as with an ensemble including expanded strings, voices, organ, and percussion. In 2022, Akosuen completed TRILOGY, three sets of pieces written for her primary instruments. This past April, she premiered Enso, a multimedia collaboration with dance, Ikebana, video, origami and 16-channel sound.
∆ Reid Karris is an improviser, composer and experimentalist residing in the Chicagoland area. He primarily uses prepared guitars to explore sound creation and manipulation centering on extended and invented techniques. Other than performing solo he regularly plays with his group Snek Trio and in various settings with other musicians on prepared guitar, percussion, skatchboxes and homemade instruments. As a solo artist he releases albums of conceptual composition using elements such as guitars, percussion, manipulated field recordings and noise. He has released albums on Lurker Bias, Histamine Tapes, Orb Tapes, Ramble Records, Mother Brain Records, Pan Y Rosas Discos, and other independent experimental labels.
Chicago-by-way-of-Portland musician Dominic Voz fuses ambient, classical, spoken word, and deconstructed dance music. Grappling with themes of urban contestation and dispossession, his last album, ‘Right to the City,’ celebrates our communal fabric in the face of contemporary capitalism’s social stratification and endemic violence. The album is the first co-release between Accidental Records, renowned electronic musician Matthew Herbert’s hub of experimental releases, and Portland’s Beacon Sound, a stalwart of gorgeous and innovative music from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The album features several collaborators, including Patricia Wolf (Balmat) and Jonathan Sielaff of Golden Retriever (Thrill Jockey).
Saturday, November 18, 2023
8:00p doors, 8:30 start
$10 suggested donation
1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL 60622