FLOAT is proud to present Piano Day 2017 at the Union Chapel, with Bugge Wesseltoft, Trim, Matthew Bourne, Dead Light, Neon Dance and Andrea Belfi.
With an evening of grime, jazz and contemporary dance all centred around the piano.
FLOAT’s Piano Day 2017 theme is to combine the piano with contrasting genres. The combination is bold and unconventional. Joining the line-up isa solo piano set combining the rhodes and synths from Norwegian modern jazz musician Bugge Wesseltoft , East London rapper/MC Trim combines grime alongside the piano sounds of pianist Matthew Bourne, Trim and Matthew came together specially for this show for a unique perfroamnce. Italian Berlin-based percussionist Andrea Belfi who is featured on Nils Frahm Nonkeen album will improvise alongside English piano and effects duo Dead Light, who will have a collaborative dance piece specially created to their piano music and to be performed for the first time by dance from Neon Dance.
This unexpected assemblage will be hosted by Islington’s stunning Union Chapel. FLOAT will be pushing the venue to new possibilities with their concept and curation, and will prove to be an intriguing experience for both audience and artists.
Sound and lighting will be specially provided by Terence Goodchild and Stuart Bailes, responsible for Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Johann Johansson’s acclaimed live shows.
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Float’s Piano event is their first project and launches their new website which has a limited run of exclusive tickets to purchase to the show that come with a limited edition copy of Nils Frahm’s Spaces album.
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About Piano Day
About a year ago German instrumental/cross-over artist Nils Frahm wanted to give away an album of music to his fans for free. What started as just a little idea rapidly escalated into a worldwide phenomenon. The first edition happened last year, where professional, amateur, young, old, all came together and celebrated the instrument through dozens of Piano Day events (from the UK to France, Germany, Lithuania, Japan, and beyond) and a fan-sourced playlist of piano music all written especially for the occasion.
Taking place on the 88th day of the year (the number of keys on a standard piano, 29th March), Piano Day is an open opportunity for people around the world to celebrate the instrument.
Part of the official Piano Day team, FLOAT hosted a Piano Day event at London’s Town Hall Hotel last year, which explored the piano through different mediums: film screening, live art painting, and several performances – including an art-sound installation from Lily Hunter Green (in which her piece ‘Bee Composed’ involved placing a beehive inside a piano).
“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