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Music By The Sea presents Chris Abrahams
1 July 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
“One of the most restless and musical artists anywhere” The Wire
A solo piano performance by Necks’ pianist Chris Abrahams is a special event. Following on from the release late last year of his fifth solo piano album, Climb, and fresh from performances in New York and Chicago, Chris’ solo career is entering a new phase.
Chris combines a probing approach to the sonic potentialities of the piano with a strong emotional and melodic sensibility. His music unfolds from simple starting points, in a mesmerising and, at times, psychedelic trajectory, to become something hallucinatory and epic. He uses a conventional pianistic approach to transcend the generally perceived sound world of the piano and his use of pianistic touch and dynamics explores the minutiae of the mechanism by which a piano hammer hits a piano string.
Routinely in play is Abrahams’ penchant for glacial beauty, enigma and a sense of disquiet – John Shand SMH