My first collaboration with Max de Wardener took place when Max made a remix for John Richards’ “Suite for piano and electronics” that has been released on the Nonclassical label. The first time I actually met Max face to face was after my performance at the Cargo nightclub celebrating this release!
That was the beginning of the beautiful friendship and long-term collaboration. Since then, we have been working together on various piano solo and piano & electronics pieces. The challenging rhythmical approach of Max’s music, coming from an electronic background with the preciseness of computer generated rhythms, wrapped with the beautiful tunes inspired me to develop my playing further.
The 18th of October concert is yet another milestone in our collaboration. Premiering 3 new works by Max and ranging from the complete stillness to the vivid hypo mood of the dance scene, the music takes the listener through various “states”, enhanced by pieces of Bach, Cage, Debussy, Tanaka, Skempton and Bartsch,
Films, made by award winning video artists Ravi Deepres and Quolla, who are both long-term collaborators, accompany some of the music.
Promising to be “a chilling night” this Monday’s concert will hopefully set you in a good frame of mind for your week ahead.
Here is our programme:
- Max de Wardener Bees
- Karen Tanaka Techno Etude No. 1
- JS Bach / Buzoni ‘Ichruf zudir, Herr Jesu Christ’, Choral Prelude for Organ, BWV 639
- Bach / Ziloti Prelude in B minor (from the Clavier Buchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach) BWV 855a
- Max de Wardener Two short pieces for Peter
- JS Bach Overture from French Overture (Partita) in B, BWV 831
- John Cage In a landscape
- Max de Wardener Remix of the Remix by (visuals by Quoyola)
INTERVAL (20 minutes)
- Nik Bartsch Modul 13
- Max de Wardener Water
- Le vent dans la plaine, No. 3 from Book I (Debussy Prélude)
- Bruyères, No. 5 from Book II (Debussy Préludes)
- Howard Skempton Reflections 1-5
- Max de Wardener Lusitania (visuals by Ravi Deepres)
- Max de Wardener Until My Blood is Pure (visuals by Ravi Deepres)
It will be lovely to see you all there in the beautiful building of Kings Place.
Here is a little preview:
GéNIA plays Max de Wardener
GéNIA plays the music of Max de Wardener
Date: Monday, 18 October 2010, 8:00pm
Place: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG