Grdina-Houle-Loewen in Kelowna

  • The Habitat 248 Leon Avenue Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6H9 Canada

The Habitat and The Alternator presents Skin And Bones #8

Performing completely improvised concerts and utilizing graphic scores since 2014, this group has recently forged a new stream of complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. Their versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed creating an ensemble that can change course dramatically.

Doors @ 7:30pm Concert start @ 8pm Admission: $10 for general public $8 for Alternator Members.    Tickets

The electrifying trio of Grdina/Houle/Loewen will be performing on May 22nd at The Habitat in Kelowna, BC. The performance is the eighth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series: a new concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, co-produced by the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This concert marks Skin And Bones’ one year anniversary. 

This Vancouver based ensemble consists of guitarist Gord Grdina, drummer Kenton Loewen, and clarinetist François Houle. Juno award winner Gordon Grdina is an accomplished guitarist and oud player who encompasses mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation, Arabic classical music, and is a long-standing member of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. François Houle has released more than twenty recordings, earning multiple Juno award nominations, and is frequently listed as a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” and “Rising Star” in Downbeat’s Critics’ Poll. Dan Mangan + Blacksmith drummer Kenton Loewen has been a major presence on the improvised music scene in Vancouver for many years, having been a member of Mother Mother as well as collaborating with the finest luminaries of the international creative music scene. Grdina/Houle/Loewen perform complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. The group’s versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed creating an ensemble that can change course dramatically.

             Houle                                                    Loewen                                              Grdina

             Houle                                                    Loewen                                              Grdina