The Museum of Vancouver presents Lullabies for Grownups: Veda Hille in concert under the cozy and current installation of SweaterLodge.


Veda will be performing selections from Field Study, a specially designed formal show for small theatres and art spaces. In 2000, Veda commissioned Vancouver video artist Shawn Chappelle to make a 50-minute video to accompany the music from this show. The video, constructed from footage shot in Canada’s northern landscapes, is projected on a large screen behind Veda as she plays the music on a grand piano.

There will be a cash bar, and visitors can sit under the fleece and enjoy this installation and cabaret-style performance.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vanier Park

[Photo courtesy of Veda]

Veda Hille is a celebrated Vancouver-born singer, songwriter, and composer. She plays piano and tenor guitar, dabbles in banjo, accordion, and protocols, and has a new love affair going on with both a Nord electro keyboard and a handful of Casios. She writes about the natural world, the confusion of love, the constant threat of tragedy, as well as Vancouver’s own Emily Carr (Here Is A Picture) and the missing women of the Downtown Eastside (Liza Jane).

Veda is also a member of two new bands: Duplex! (rock music for kids) and The Fits (Vaudeville duets). She continues to record her own records, and does so in cahoots with Ape Records, run by XTC’s Andy Partridge. Veda is now the in-house composer for Theatre Replacement and collaborates with them on at least one show per year.

She also recently scored Bonnie Sherr Klein’s new NFB film Shameless: The ART of Disability, and has produced records for other musicians as well. Vancouver’s Push Festival commissioned part of the writing of Veda’s next album, ‘This Riot Life‘, which was released in 2008. She is married to Justin Kellam of the bands P:ano and No Kids.

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