Laurence Pike (Syd) Solo Album Launch & Niran Dasika Solo

When

8:15 pmSunday, 28 February

Where

Jazz Lab

27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Sydney percussionist/composer Laurence Pike returns to Melbourne to launch Prophecy – his third solo album in as many years for the UK’s Leaf Label, following Distant Early Warning (2018), and last year’s acclaimed Holy Spring. Created during the height Australia’s recent catastrophic fires, the music on Prophecy adopts the working formula of ‘one-take’ studio performances for drum kit and sampler; channel- ing the moment through Pike’s singular, organic use of electronics, and intuitively constructed arrangements.

The opening set features Niran Dasika, a multi award-winning trumpeter and improvisor, known for his etherial, expressive trumpet playing and deeply evocative compositions, described as “ravishing” (Sydney Morning Herald) and “exquisite” (Australian Book Review). Niran’s solo performances combine his virtuosic trumpet playing with synthesisers and live electronics to create immersive, beautiful soundscapes, all with a focus on his lyrical trumpet playing.

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