Keith Tippett

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Doors 7pm / performance starts 7.30pm

Forming part of the a nod to Cage programme, Keith Tippett, the UK’s leading improvisational pianist/composer will perform a spontaneous composition on the string piano.

Inspired by the phrase ‘The Architecture is not complete until the last sounds have decayed', Tippet will use pebbles, pieces of wood, plastic toys, and other ‘props’ in a radical performance that will push the boundaries of prepared piano and the audiences’ expectations.

For over thirty years Keith Tippett has been at the forefront of contemporary European jazz and new music - as a pianist, composer, bandleader, band member and musical educator. Tippett’s work ranges from his unique free improvisation as a solo pianist and with duos and small groups such as the quartet Mujician, to compositions for, and performances with, contemporary classical groups (including the Composers’ Ensemble, Kokoro and the Kreutzer and Elysian String Quartets).

This concert is featured as part of the programme for the Bexhill Festival of Music.

'Power, beauty, musicianship' Morning Star

'Creative pianist–composer Keith Tippett is a national treasure [and] one of our most innovative but undervalued musicians' Jazzwise

'Tippett is a pioneer of the prepared piano in improve – he sounds unlike any other pianist alive' BBC Music Review

'Pianist, composer, bandleader, innovator, catalyst – the internationally acclaimed Keith Tippett is all these things and more' The Wire

Tickets £10 / £5 students and under 18s
Doors 7pm
To book click the green button or call 01424 229 111.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors 7pm / performance starts 7.30pm

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Fri 3 Jun 2011
Tickets: Free entry

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