Joining the line-up is a solo piano set from David Moore of Bing & Ruth. Andrea Belfi will combine drums/percussion and electronics alongside the piano sounds of pianist and composer Sebastian Plano for a very special one off collaboration. There will also be a exclusive performance by Mikey Ureta a member of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company who will improvise dance to piano music.
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Piano Day was launched in 2015 by composer Nils Frahm and takes place on the 88th day of each year. Piano Day is an open opportunity for people around the world to celebrate the instrument. “Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm
Bing & Ruth
David Moore started Bing & Ruth as a way to bring his compositions to an audience beyond academia. A pianist from Kansas, studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York's Greenwich Village, Moore was writing the sort of music he wanted to hear: minimalist ensemble music with a certain filmic sensitivity, one that prioritized grace and texture over the style's once-radical subtraction. David released as Bing & Ruth on 4AD in 2017
David will perform a piano solo set.
Andrea Belfi & Sebastian Plano
Over the years Belfi has built a sound-world that artfully combines a modest drum set-up with an equally concise electronics component. Belfi has gained a reputation for his energetic and charismatic performances, both as a solo musician and within numerous collaborations. 2016 saw him tour with Nonkeen, the German three-piece band headed by Nils Frahm. Belfi became an instant highlight at London’s Barbican Centre, lighting the stage with an impressive and explosive drum solo that became one of the most memorable moments from the evening. Andrea released Ore on Float in 2017
Sebastian Plano is a classically-trained composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. Described as 'a composer in dialog with the whole of existing music that strives to create authentic new music', Plano started to interpret his imagination into his own sounds at the age of 12. His recent work includes the release of 'Novel EP' with former Kronos Quartet's cellist Jeffrey Zeigler as a guest cellist and the score for the game 'Everything', co-written with composer Ben Lukas Boysen. Plano's third full length solo record will be coming out this year on Mercury KX.
For Float’s piano day Sebastian will focus on a solo piano performance on Yamaha CP80 creating an exclusive performance specially for the night with the improvised sounds of Andrea..
Mikey Ureta (ZooNation)
ZooNation is committed to educating the next generation of hip-hop dancers, and in 2007 founded the ZooNation Academy of Dance, run by Chantal Spiteri. ZooNation Youth Company, drawn from promising young dancers from ZAD and across the country, regularly performs professionally, with productions including Prince’s Groove on Down the Road at the Southbank Centre and performances at the BBC Proms and for Save the Children.
Mikey will perform an exclusively one off performance against a backdrop of piano based tracks.