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306 Piano Day: Késia Decoté, Gabriel Olafs, Angus Bayley with Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
30 March, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
306 Piano Day: Késia Decoté, Gabriel Olafs + Angus Bayley with Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
To celebrate Piano Day 2019, Daylight Music presents three young composers and performers in the early stages of their career exploring the depth and range of the instrument across genres and style.
For Piano Day, Késia Decoté will perform ‘Music by my friends,’ a programme comprised entirely of pieces written for her by composers based in Brazil and the United Kingdom. A celebration of the friendship that music offers, this programme will include pieces for solo piano, toy piano, some of which will incorporate electronics, and will also feature piano and toy piano played simultaneously.
Gabríel Ólafs possesses an exceptional ability for telling a stirring symphonic story through instrumental music. A prodigious talent, Olafs is expert in the art of tension, creating a lingering breath in between the gaps – something he observes in the best movies. His single ‘Absent Minded’ expresses those lost-in-thought moments, the daydreams, the imaginary worlds we create in our quietest hours.
Through years of study with generation-defining musicians of UK jazz, Angus Bayley has honed a childhood love for catchy chord riffs into a collection of quiet and beautiful piano songs that revel in delicate pretty harmony and space – from innocent folksy dances bursting with childish joy, to long slow-burner soundscapes with pin-drop intensity and fast repeated epic chordal riffs.
Joining the dots this week between the other performers is Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres a film composer based in Bristol UK and represented by Manners McDade. Her music is influenced by minimalism, continuous music and electronic music, combining acoustic and electronic elements with found sounds. She will be shortly releasing her debut EP 19-88.
[note unfortunately we were unable to bring you our original Video Games Music edition, our plan is to try again in the not too distant future]
An event for all ages. Pay-What-You-Can ticket on door (suggested ticket price £5).