Friday, 7 April 2017
Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets €25 – €35 from eventbrite.ie
Waltons New School of Music's World Masters Series and the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenian in Ireland welcome the extraordinary Armenian jazz pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan back to Ireland for an unmissable solo concert.
Tigran Hamasyan is one of the most remarkable musicians of his generation – trained as a classical and jazz musician but drawing on a wide range of influences, including the Armenian folk tradition, rock, electronica, spoken word poetry and more.
For this concert, Tigran will showcase music from his new album An Ancient Observer (Nonesuch). Conceptually, this poignant album is all about the art of observing. ‘It’s something that humans have been practicing for ages, sometimes even subliminally’, he says. ‘It’s the feeling of the ancient eternal and permanent versus the present day ephemeral and impermanent. The intertwining of this ancient with the modern world creates an existential feeling. This album is presenting an observation of the world we live in now and the weight of our history we carry on our shoulders, which is influencing us even if we don’t realize it. This album is the observation of influences and experiences I had.’
We invite you to an extraordinary solo concert by a truly extraordinary musician.
‘Hamasyan's distinctive musicality blends jazz, European classical music and an array of influences like progressive-rock and DJ mixing. Yet the common thread is the inventive way the music balances ethnicity with a modernist verve.’
– All About Jazz
‘A mature and great and rich and deep artist'
– Chick Corea
‘He plays piano like a raga – the next Keith Jarrett.’
– Trilok Gurtu
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