Alex Garden, Harriet Riley & Stevie Toddler plus piano + film
Part of Pop & Contemporary
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A stunning double-bill of two all-acoustic Bristol-based collaborations that highlight the elegiac, transient, enigmatic quality of nature and human experience. Concinnity = a harmonious arrangement of parts.
piano + film is a collaboration between musician/composer Pete Judge (Get The Blessing, Three Cane Whale) and the award-winning audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde. Expect a selection of pieces from Judge’s solo piano albums (described by critic Richard Williams as “the perfect music for the times we’re living through”) and some as yet unreleased new tunes, all with the backdrop of Hinde’s “brilliant and beautiful” (Guardian) large-scale projections, incorporating new eco-processed, handmade 16mm film.
Following this, Harriet Riley, Alex Garden and Stevie Toddler present their hypnotic dialogue between fiddle, vibraphone and double-bass. Inspired by arcane, rarely used words – such as Sonder (the title of their debut album), which means ‘the realisation that each passerby is living a life as rich and complex as your own’ – they infuse folk tune composition with a mutual enthusiasm for minimalism and extended harmony, incorporating improvisation and unusual playing techniques along the way. ‘A stunning mix of dreamlike atmospheres and mesmerising energy, a bridge between different genres and one of the most adventurous albums in recent years.’ Bright Young Folk
Sonder II Album Launch
This event marks the album launch for new release Sonder II. Pre-Order via Kickstarter here:
Pre-event Food & Drink
Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.
Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.
Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!