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BERLIN MEETS BROOKLYN: Bridges made of music
Thu 21 April 2016, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
BERLIN MEETS BROOKLYN: Bridges Made of Music
An unforgettable evening with Beatrix Becker (grand piano) and Noah Hoffeld (cello)
German pianist and composer Beatrix Becker will celebrate her London debut at October Gallery.
German pianist and composer Beatrix Becker will celebrate her London debut at October Gallery. For this special event, she has teamed up with renowned Brooklyn based cellist Noah Hoffeld for a must-see show‚ BRIDGES MADE OF MUSIC.
In times of reappearing cultural chasms and changing world orders, Becker and Hoffeld perform as musical mediators. Intense, playful, both fiery and intricate, the duo breaks down walls between classical music and jazz, sharing their deep knowledge of Tango, Flamenco, and Klezmer. The two frame intimate tête-à-tête conversations between European and American musical traditions, informed by Eric Satie, Philip Glass, Isaac Albéniz, Ernest Bloch, Ludovico Einaudi and John Williams.
In September 2015 Becker debuted in New York which, living up to her reputation as Berlin's piano 'Fräuleinwunder'. She was also walking in the footsteps of her second cousin, the late Eric Rosen, a Jewish emigrant to the U.S. who ran the legendary Grinzing Music Club on East 79th street.
Noah Hoffeld, a Juilliard graduate, multi-instrumentalist and composer and producer who is at home in an ecleletic range of musical styles and approacehs. His productions recently earned him a place on the endorsed artist roster of hallowed Moog synthesizers.
Convivial bar available.
Please note, this event will take place on the 2nd floor of the gallery, accessible by stairs only.