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GOLDBERG concert

GOLDBERG

Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm

Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer John Law, returns to his classical roots with a unique, personal re-working of J.S. Bach’s famous, enigmatic masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations. With added electronic, ambient opening and closing bookends, Bach’s work is presented in a straight reading, on piano, with added visuals.

The complete score, including John Law’s added electronic opening and closing compositions, has been stylishly visualised by the award winning animator David Daniels (known for his work with Led Zeppelin and Bryan Adams). Visuals are operated live by musician / VJ artist Patrick Dunn, changing the pace of the film to fit the live performance of the music.

Refreshments available from 7pm and during the interval.

Programme

J.S. Bach Goldberg VariationsJohn Law Own compositions

£15 / £10 (under 18)

John Law

Since his early beginnings as a classical child prodigy, then training as a classical concert pianist, and later changing over to jazz, contemporary composition and creative music in 1983, John Law has gained the reputation as being one of Europe’s leading jazz pianist/composers.
“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.”
International Piano May/June 2014

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects: from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings, right through to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.

“…so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz, but music itself.”
“Phil Johnson, Independent on Sunday 2011

He has played at over fifty festivals worldwide and recorded over thirty albums, working with musicians as diverse as Gwilym Simcock, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and Evan Parker. John’s main projects currently are his acclaimed trio Congregation, which has toured all over Europe, appearing to stunning audience acclaim in concert halls, clubs and at festivals such as the North Sea jazz Festival (Rotterdam) or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, at the London Jazz Festival, as well as solo piano projects and his electric project Boink! which combines electric keyboards, guitar, saxophone and drums with electronic music soundscapes and live, interactive visual backdrops.