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Kekko Fornarelli – Monologue, piano solo

Data:

16/11/2018


Kekko Fornarelli – Monologue, piano solo

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THIRD WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD

 

As a conclusion to the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, celebrating this year the Italian region of Puglia, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC present Apulian jazz pianist Kekko Fornarelli, performing his show Monologue for the first time in the United States.

Monologue is an intimate dialogue between Kekko Fornarelli and his instrument: echoes, loops and refrains are battles, skirmishes that he establishes with himself. In a continuous swing between consonance and dissonance, described with harmonies and unusual rhythmic excursions for contemporary Italian and European jazz, Fornarelli leaves his beloved experimentation on electronics to get back into the possible developments of the classical piano sound. The warm colors of his Mediterranean background blend with northern European modernity and energy to create something able to capture everyone, everywhere, and every time.

A tasting of fine wine and delicacies from Puglia will close the event thanks to the generous support of Fabiania Wines and Marra Forni.

 

20181116 sponsors

  


LOCATION
 

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

Please Note

REGISTRATION & PHOTO ID REQUIRED

DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR EVENT START-TIME

Due to new safety regulations, we are not allowed to add extra seats to the auditorium or let anyone stand. A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Doors close at event start-time. Ticket availability date subject to change.

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EVENTBRITE. NO PHONE OR EMAIL RSVP AVAILABLE

 

PREVIEW (via YouTube)

 

KEKKO FORNARELLI 

Kekko Fornarelli (born Francesco Fornarelli – Bari, Italy – 1978) is a pianist, composer and producer. With seven albums released and more than 250 concerts in 45 Countries around the world over the past six years, Kekko Fornarelli is currently one of the most widely appreciated artists internationally.

He has developed a unique style, characterized by the attempt to create music to observe, more than just to listen to. A peculiar and personal way to tell stories, to express emotions and paint situations. His music is a mellow combination of modern northern European ideas and neoclassical lyricism, filtered by his warm and extremely personal Mediterranean background.

 


“Fornarelli is a skilful instrumentalist with classical roots and a subtle improviser's mind. After 10 minutes, it was evident that this classy threesome had very different stories to tell [...] It was resoundingly obvious why this close-knit, thoughtful and viscerally exciting new trio are winning acclaim across Europe”

John Fordham, The Guardian

“A near-perfect balance of tension and freedom. Fornarelli’s music has a pared-down yet catchy style that draws on his classical roots, with influences from pop to trip-hop to gospel”

Alison Gunn, Financial Times

“An incredibly personal and introspective release that with the brilliance of Kekko's harmonic movement takes one to places that can touch your heart and set your hair on fire, often at the same time. Italy is a variable gold mine for improvisational music. Kekko Fornarelli is a master but more so, he is an artist”

Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

“I can't stop listening to the CD: a fusion of Romantic classical music, modern jazz and 21st century dance rhythms, played with Italian brio from the heart”

Alison Bentley, London Jazz Blog

Informazioni

Data: Ven 16 Nov 2018

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute

In collaborazione con : See logos

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Embassy of Italy

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