Matthew Bourne solo

(UK)
free jazz with classical & pop influence

The Salvador Dali of piano! The 30ish Brit is a thoroughly post-modern musician. Freaky, funny, yet capable of stunningly intimate and intense beauty. He takes, with his piano and samplers, whatever he

feels like from avant-garde, contemporary classical, jazz and, well, the popular culture at large. Offensive, moving, banal, provocative and breathtaking are the most commonly used adjectives with Matthew

Bourne.

He started his musical adventure early on with the trombone, continued with the cello, but changed to the piano after seeing Frank Sinatra singing on TV. He won “The Perrier Young Jazz

Musician” award in 2001 and is currently The Artist in Residence at the Leeds College of Music, lecturing in composition and piano. On top of his solo performances, which may take you to the movies or

to meet Homer Simpson, Matthew leads Bilbao Syndrome. He describes the trio as “Scott Walker meets Meshuggah” and warns that it’s not for the fainthearted.

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Matthew Bourne
piano, electronics

Performances in 2009

Date
Time
Venue
17.07.2009
20.00
Ultra Music Nights