Keep Calm & Carillon
Giovanni Di Domenico
A carillon, transformed into a sculpture by artist Charlemagne Palestine, has adorned the ground floor of KANAL since September. The intention was to play this beautiful instrument on a regular basis. For an indoor live audience this is no longer possible for the time being. But a carillon cannot be confined! On April 23rd & 25th KANAL will present two concerts that you can listen to outside, in the public space around KANAL. The concerts will also be streamed via our webradio Studio K
GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO
Giovanni Di Domenico is a pianist, performer and composer, born in Rome, now living in Brussels. Self-taught until the age of 24, he then enrolled in music school – majoring in ‘jazz piano’ – building further on an encyclopedic technique; rhythm, harmony and tone are informed by non-western traditions yet equally sensitive to Debussy’s “Préludes”, Luciano Berio’s “Sequenzas”, to the ‘ambi-ideation’ heard in Borah Bergman’s Soul Note recordings, Cecil Taylor’s polissemic density, Paul Bley’s bruised transparency and of course, the most radical manifestations stemming from the underworld of pop music, invariably tied together by his own original praxis. Di Domenico has founded his own label, Silent Water, home of an eclectic and occasionally unclassifiable production.