For Immediate Release: December 18th 2016, Kelowna, British Columbia
Musicians: Anthony Argatoff Ensemble
Event: Experimental Music Series
Date: December 30th, at 9pm (doors 8:30pm)
Kelowna Musical Wunderkinds Pay Tribute to Avant-Garde Composer John Zorn
The Anthony Argatoff Ensemble will be in concert on December 30th at Muninn’s Post in Kelowna.
This concert is the fifteenth 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.
Saxophonist and Kelowna’s very own Anthony Argatoff will be leading his 12 person ensemble through a performance of “Cobra” by legendary avant-garde composer and saxophonist John Zorn. The ensemble consists of some of Kelowna’s finest young musical talent, including saxophonists Harrison Argatoff, James Bayford, and Zach Griffin, trumpet player Madeleine Ertel, trombonist Gregory Dent, guitarist Gilbert Kafka, keyboardists Timothy Hirtz and Bjorn Kriel, bassist Alex Argatoff, drummers Jason Martin and Curtis Hamm, as well as local saxophonist/bassoonist and Skin and Bones director Darren Williams. Completed in 1984, “Cobra” is the most iconic of Zorn’s “game pieces” – a composition that is without a predetermined sequence of (musical) events. Instead of being written out in traditional music notation (sheet music) “Cobra” consists of a set of instructional cues written on display cards that direct the players what to do. The music is completely improvised. Don’t miss this amazing night of provocative sounds, dynamic interplay, and sonic rebellion demonstrated by some of Kelowna’s youngest musical firebrands!
The Anthony Argatoff Ensemble performs at Muninn’s Post as part of the Skin and Bones Music Series on December 30th. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the concert will begin at 9:00 pm. Muninn’s Post is located at 575 Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna. Admission is $10 for the public and $8 for Alternator members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Alternator. Non-members also have the option to purchase tickets at Milkcrate Records on Ellis Street.