• Vendredi, 23 avril, 2021 - 19:0019:45

Kanal concert : Keep calm and carillon with 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 instrument on a regular basis but the safety measures have only allowed a live broadcast on social media. For the last weekend of It Never Ends, the carillon will be played again by Charlemagne Palestine himself on Sunday 25/05 and by Giovanni di Domenico on Friday 23/04.

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.