Sunday, January 17, 2016

And now for something completely different...

Piano and Violin Looping

Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano

Robert Landes, violin

Sunday, 17th January, 5pm

“Masterful, highly contrasted and sharply characterized” Gramophone Magazine

"Best Instrumental" Utah Music Awards

Looping is the process of electronically superimposing tracks and fragments over live performance of contemporary and classical works. The program will comprise a selection of medleys and variations on classical, film and pop themes with violin looping and piano accompaniment. Both musicians are classically trained. Their program will include the following works:

James Bond Theme
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen
Billie Jean/Thriller mashup
Liszt/Schumann, Widmung
Variations on Bach Partita in E major
Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah”
Image Dragons, RadioActive
Star Wars Medley
Danny Boy
The Fuguestones, a fugal interpretation of the Flintstones theme

... and more
Rob Landes is an award-winning violinist who has performed in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has performed on the Disney Channel with the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. He has soloed with the Utah Symphony. Rob was awarded full scholarships to attend Brigham Young University and Rice University
where he earned a Bachelor’s in Music and Master’s in Music, respectively. While studying at Rice, Rob began covering rock and pop music, and upon returning to Salt Lake City after graduation, began playing with a looper pedal which he uses to create intricate and stunning arrangements of today and yesterday’s most popular music. Rob recently won the award for "Best Instrumental" at the Utah Music Awards for his rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah” which has acquired millions of views on YouTube.

Christopher Janwong McKiggan's piano playing has been described by Gramaphone Magazine as “masterful, highly contrasted and sharply characterized”. He has been hailed by the Kansas City Star as a pianist "[with] astounding technique… startling poise and control". Christopher won the Gold medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, second prize in the Isabel Scionti International Music Competition, first prize in the

Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and awards in other national and international competitions around the world. He is also the recipient of the Presser Award for an upcoming international relations project titled "Resonance of Hope". He is currently a Doctoral of Musical Arts Candidate under Professor Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University in the US.

Reservations: 1,000 baht per person.

Email for reservations. For more information call 038 069681 during office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

Directions to Eelswamp: can be found at the bottom of this page: If you haven't been to Eelswamp before I strongly urge you to find the venue before the day of the concert.

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