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Alchemy Of The Piano (Will Pickvance)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Alchemy of the Piano

Part explanation, part conversation, part improvisation, your hour with Will Pickvance is a celebration of distraction, an invitation to relaxation, and an illustration of – talent. This master of one liners and virtuosic, genre-blending performance takes you on a journey: asking famous pieces ‘What if?’, giving interpretations via paper plane, and freeing music from ‘the administrative jargon of dots on the page’. Hardcore musos will enjoy moments of humour when they recognize a melody showing up somewhere unexpected. These range from Glen Miller to Madonna, Strauss to the ‘Star-Spangled Marseillaise’. The less initiated can just sit back enjoy what Pickvance calls ‘extracting junk from the piano’, and what I call a charming, blissful concert.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Diver]



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