May 8, 8pm-1am
Art Bar + Projects
Richter graces the cover of The Coast in 2005.
Halifax lost a talented musician and crucial member of the CKDU community when Troy Richter passed away on April 30. Richter volunteered and later hosted a show at the Dalhousie radio station called "The Tom Savini Fair."
“I moved to Halifax the summer I turned 18 and met Troy almost right away,” recalls Amy Vinnedge of Vulva Culture. “He was like a wonderful unpretentious life preserver floating in a sea of egotistical meathead musician dudes who only seemed to want to make you feel bad about yourself."
Richter's music repertoire included a variety of electronic pieces, as well as work with his bands The Friendly Dimension
and Gilbert Switzer
. Tonight, friends and fellow musicians are gathering to celebrate his life by sharing in his music and art. According to the Facebook event
, "donations will be accepted at the door for Laing House
, as per the family's request."
"Troy was the first person I met in this place who made me feel like I should be proud of who I am and the things I like and the art I make. He certainly helped shape who I am today as a performer, song writer and human. I was lucky to know him and have him as a friend," says Vinnedge.