Veda Hille is the artist who comes to mind in all of my let’s-move-to-Canada fantasies, for all her quirky goodness that has been for years supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Supporting arts and music, how civilized! I have been wanting to share Veda Hille's music here for some time, and in my exploring of her recent work for this prompt, I discovered this new and inspiring project that I think will resonate.
“Beautiful Mother” is from the soundtrack of a play called Peter Panties, “a radical re-imagining” of the story of Peter Pan, produced by Neworld Theatre in Vancouver. Veda Hille composed the music for Niall McNeil’s songs, including this one. I would love to see this performance; please click and check out the videos about the production. It’s dubbed as “A radical re-examination of the creative process and a kick in the crotch to our assumptions about difference.”
If you’d like to hear more of Veda Hille’s music, please explore her website. I first fell in love with Veda when her album Spine came out and was lucky enough to see her live in two very intimate performances about 15 years ago or so. You can listen to some of her music by clicking “Music Player (Play In Popup)” on the front page (left) of her website. Love her. Enjoy!