Date:  03 June 2012 21:00 - 04 June 2012 23:00
Category:  Festival

Food and Tord Gustavsen at Bath Music Fest

Food and Tord Gustavsen are set to play this year Bath International Music fest on 3rd and 4th of June.

The Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation, presenting a dynamic mix of world-class performers. The Festival takes place annually over 12 days in late May to early June, and showcases a rich range of high quality events featuring orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions.
Bath International Music Festival was established in 1948, and at different times has been led by Yehudi Menuhin, Michael Tippett and William Glock. This tradition of leadership by an acclaimed performer continues to the present day, under the direction of Joanna MacGregor, an internationally renowned pianist, curator, teacher, conductor and composer. 

About the artists:

Now in their thirteenth year, signed to ECM records, this groundbreaking duo – featuring British saxophonist Iain Ballamy and Norwegian percussionist Thomas Strønen – has toured and recorded internationally, creating thought provoking music of great depth and beauty. Their dynamic approach incorporates juxtapositions of sound, space and texture.
By combining acoustic elements – bells, blocks, gongs and a lyrical saxophone voice, along with live sampling, drums and electronics – the musicians create a broad palette ranging from reflective minimalism to the angular and more turbulent end of the musical spectrum.

“A stylistic match made in minimalist heaven!” - Jazzwise 

Sunday 3 June, 10-11.15pm
The Guildhall
Bath BA1 5AW

Tickets: £15


Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Charismatic, poetic, subtle and spiritual: all these words can apply to the quietly wonderful artistry of universally-acclaimed Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, who’s just released his fifth album, expanding his trio into a quartet. Tord’s new work takes his signature Norwegian minimalism and bluesy grooves to darker, denser musical fields, where spacious melodies play against complex folk rhythms and harmonic intricacies. This is music that sings, drawing you into a universe at once gentle and robust, where tender lyricism entwines with subtle groove.

“ Spellbinding” - Financial Times

“ Gustavsen’s discreet gospel roots and his musical meticulousness bring audiences to awed silence.” - The Guardian

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Monday 4 June, 8-9.30pm
22-23 Westgate Street

Tickets £20

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