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Lubomyr Melnyk (UA) @ Christians Kirke at Alice cph

JazzDanmark uploaded this event on September 5, 2020

Where

Alice cph
Nørre Allé 7
Copenhagen
Map
+45 50 58 08 41

When

Sat, October 31, 2020
04:00

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The masterful pianist and creator of "continuous piano music" returns to Copenhagen. ALICE is happy to present a special night with the incredible Ukrainian musician and composer Lubomyr Melnyk in the stunning space of Christian’s Church. No doubt a fitting space for the overtone rich music of Melnyk.

Born in Ukraine in 1948, Lubomyr Melnyk fell for the piano at an early age. Given lessons as a young child after his family emigrated to Canada after the iron curtain came down, he was immediately transfixed by the possibilities of the instrument. After studying classical piano and graduating with a degree in Latin and Philosophy from St Paul’s College in Winnipeg, in the early 1970s Melnyk found himself in Paris. Homeless and in desperate need of money, he supported himself by accompanying dance lessons for a company run by the experimental choreographer Carolyn Carlson. The experience became a kind of epiphany: watching Carlson’s dancers, he began to play a new kind of music, spontaneous and improvisatory – responding not to rigid classical conventions but the dance he saw unfolding. Using the sustain pedal to create echo and reverb, he transformed free-flowing cascades of notes into hypnotic waves of sound. Eventually he found a name for this new style: ‘continuous music’, which he uses to this day....

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