8pm Tuesday 6 November 2012
233 James Street Northbridge
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Acclaimed US pianist, composer and bandleader, Myra Melford is in Perth for two concerts at The Bakery on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 November, presented by Tura New Music and Perth Jazz Society.
Melford performs a solo piano improvisation concert on Tuesday 6 November for Tura New Music’s Club Zho. With a reputation for high energy, percussive attack, Melford is a supremely lyrical player producing textural sound. Melford cites her influences as including indigenous music from around the world, the “organic architecture” philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Eastern spirituality of akido and Zen Buddhism, the imagery and metaphor of poets from Rumi to Muhammad Al-Jawahiri, the style and subject matter of such authors as James Joyce and Eduardo Galeano, and the colorful artwork of the late Sacramento-based artist Don Reich.
“crafty original whose playing is filled with muscle, brains and poetic spark” (Time Out New York),
“avery accomplished composer…definitely a voice of her own” (Jez Nelson, BBC 3’s Jazz on 3)
Presented in association withe the Perth Jazz Society.
Myra also perfroming with Trio M Wednesday 7 November at The Bakery. More Info