|Benoît Delbecq & Lutosławski Quartet: The PREMIERE of a composition commissioned by the Festival|
“Luminous harmony, intellectual rigor, and modernist piano technique… a progressively thinking musician” — in such a manner was the French pianist Benoît Delbecq described briefly by the “All About Jazz” portal. The artist studied jazz as well as classical music, which allowed him to pave his own unique paths of expression, balancing between these two musical worlds. Into his music he incorporates various sound experiments and electronic instruments, at the same time improving his piano with different materials. These elements link the artist with the contemporary art music. Delbecq’s works seem to have a common lineage with the works of John Cage and György Ligeti on the one hand, while on the other hand with the jazz tradition. Delbecq’s music is imbued with a kind of poetry, in which feelings seem to be the key means of expression. In addition to performing solo or in chamber ensembles, the pianist is also a composer, preparing works both for contemporary and jazz music festivals. He also creates for theater, dance, film and visual arts. The musician received a great many distinctions, such as the Civitella Foundation New York membership or the Prix de la Sacem award. On the commission of the Jazztopad festival, Delbecq is writing a piece to be performed by the Wrocław Philharmonic NFM string quartet, the Lutosławski Quartet, which specializes in contemporary music, as well as contrabass and piano. The composer himself will play the piano, while Miles Perkin will play the bass.
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