By Eric Elliott
The Love it Live music series at Pynelogs will continue on Friday, November 11th with Amanda Tosoff performing her project Words live.
The Love it Live music series is a concert series brought forward by Columbia Valley Arts (CV Arts) that carries over six nights of live music by a variety of artists from across the country at Invermeres Pynelogs Cultural Centre.
Ms. Tosoff will be the second performance in the series, making a stop in Invermere during her bands two-week tour across Western Canada. Making Ms. Tosoffs performance unique is the fact that her music is a mix of everything, built on the foundation of poetry.
This is a new project of mine that involves compositions that Ive written using poems by some fabulous Canadian poets and some legendary poets, she said. I think that one of the things that people, when they hear the idea of poetry and music, they think of spoken word over music and sort of experimental things and this project really isnt. Id say its got elements of jazz, but its also got elements of art song and also even folk and a little bit of pop.
She said she was inspired several years ago to begin this project through a composition exercise requiring her to find a poem, write a melody for it and see what came from it.
I wrote something totally different than I ever would have and that sort of inspired the idea for the project, she said, of her new album inspired on poetry.
Joining Ms. Tosoff as part of the band is vocalist Lydia Persaud, guitarist Alex Goodman, Dan Fortin playing the bass guitar, and drummer Morgan Childs who is from Invermere himself on the drums.
Ms. Tosoff has played in Invermere before but not since 2010, mentioning that she is excited to be making her return after such a long layoff.
Im really looking forward to it, she said. I love Invermere, its got such a cool vibe and Im actually looking forward to it because there might be snow.
Those looking to purchase tickets for the concert can do so at Pynelogs or online at www.columbiavalleyarts.com for $25 for one night, or three concerts can be purchased for $60. Next Fridays show will begin at 6 p.m.