A concert featuring compositions by Lola Perrin, hailed as 'a feminine Steve Reich' (Radio France), in an exploration of new collaborations.
Tonight's programme begins with solo piano, moving on to a piano duet setting jazz improvisation against minimalist patterns, and the combining of acoustic and electronics with narration. The second half presents Maxwell and Hashim's Going East, a 45-minute feast of film and piano accompanim...ent with guest vocalist Natacha Atlas that takes us from London's East End to Asia in a touching portrait of struggle and humanity.
'Lola Perrin's inspirations seem to lie somewhere between the ecstasies of Keith Jarrett's early 70s solo improvisations and the delicate proto-minimalism of Cage's "In a Landscape": even Philip Glass' solo piano works come to mind.' (BBC)
Natacha Atlas (guest vocals)
Roland Perrin (guest piano)
Kate Shortt (cello)
Sarah Watts (bass clarinet)
Alexis Kirke (electronics)
Jonathan Bonnici (writer and narrator)
Phil Maxwell (filmmaker)
Hazuan Hashim (filmmaker)
Lola Perrin and Guest Vocalist Natacha Atlas
With Maxwell & Hashim, Roland Perrin & Nimuch Ensemble
Venue: Purcell Room
£12 £10 £8
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