Luke Howard solo piano
Australian Music Prize twice-longlisted composer Luke Howard has been described as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior and Jeff Mills, capturing audiences with contemporary classical arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Though wordless, Howard’s songs perform a function unique to music as a medium – that of evoking without describing, bringing listeners to a feeling which defies articulating.
Eugene Ball-Louis Armstrong Project
Louis Armstrong remains one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. While renowned for his formidable virtuosity, it is his exuberant, charismatic approach to music that is arguably his most significant legacy. Far from a ‘tribute’ show, this concert will embrace and extend upon Louis’ much-loved and less-known repertoire, and seek to capture his joyous, rambunctious spirit. Widely regarded as among Australia’s leading improvisers, Eugene Ball, Ronny Ferella, Geoff Hughes and Tom Lee have been making music together for over twenty years. They look forward to developing their relationship further through the music of Louis Armstrong.
Eugene Ball trumpet/arrangements
Geoff Hughes guitar
Tom Lee acoustic bass
Ronny Ferella drumset