Friday, May 2, 2014

Button Factory
Dublin, IR

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A truly original jazz talent, pianist, composer and singer Tigran came to Ireland for the first time in 2012, at the age of 24, to perform a solo concert of astonishing range and depth, including pieces plucked from his Verve/Universal debut, A Fable. That album and concert included strikingly original compositions not only strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition but also by the American jazz tradition. For his return to Ireland, Tigran will perform music from his acclaimed follow-up album, Shadow Theater, with saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood. On that album Tigran explores new avenues, both sonic and electronic, drawing on sources as diverse as Madlib, Sigur Rós and Steve Reich and enticing us into his imaginary world of characters. Tigran describes his new work as ‘a minimal, false world…but a world that expresses truth through that lie’, and the album has a unique, dream-like quality. Shadow Theater is yet another step forward in an extraordinary career. In it Tigran seamlessly blends electronic loops with traditional material in such a way that the listener never quite knows which direction a piece will take. Rather like an illusion, blink and you’ll miss it! ‘Amazing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher.’ – Herbie Hancock ‘A mature and great and rich and deep artist.’ – Chick Corea ‘He plays piano like a raga – the next Keith Jarrett.’ – Trilok Gurtu
Ticket Price: €33
Door Time:7:30 pm
Show Time:8:00 pm
Ages:18 & Up

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