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Preview: Matthew Bourne’s World Tour of London

Matthew Bourne previews his World Tour of London – four dates, four contrasting shows in October…

– So, the idea behind this all was to pull together a series of very different shows in various venues around London, beginning with a ‘Piano Relay‘ event at Laban Hall  Deptford on October 9th. (This is part of the BBC piano season, the whole of which London covered  HERE –Ed ). Here I’ll be playing in duo with Kit Downes in the first half then, in the second half, the ‘relay’ event will take place – with Jez Nelson and crew directing AND in some cases I believe that the audience will also have a hand in choosing who plays when(!) This concert is also being recorded for Jazz on 3…

– The second concert will take place on October 11th at King’s Place – as part of Talvin Singh’s Symbiosis of Sound festival. Originally, this show was to feature The Fluid Piano but for various reasons it was not possible to use it on this occasion so, myself and Utsav Lal will be exploring the sonic possibilities of a conventional piano in our own ways. I’m looking forward to this event and to be hearing Utsav perform in the lovely acoustics of Hall One.

– October 12th – another solo concert, this time at St. John’s Smith Square, where I’ll be performing Montauk Variations, released on The Leaf Label earlier this year.

– October 14th sees the debut of Billy Moon, with vocalist <a href="http://www.mySeaming To – where I’ll also be performing a short solo set on my Memorymoog synthesizer – all topped off by a performance with my old friend, Andrew Plummer’s World Sanguine Report. This concert will take place in the delectable environs of the Shacklewell Arms, Dalston.

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