The 'Symbiosis of Sound' festival opens with Mathew Bourne and Utsal Lal sharing their gift in expressing innovative and neoteric ways to approach the piano.
Matthew Bourne's performance features original compositions and improvisations, intuitively exploring the nature of the Piano as each piece unfolds. Then, Utsav Lal plays his own compositions, within the structure and form of the Indian classical melodic system. Utsav opens up new avenues in raga music, which express feeling in a modalular and linear way, and homophonic articulations within the modal structure of the raag. The recital will commence with an ambient movement,building up towards a melodic and rhythmic exchange between Piano and Tabla.
(Note: at 6.30pm in the St Pancras Room, a 'Symbosis in Sound' pre-concert talk and introduction from Talvin Singh. Free but booking required.)