Past Atmospherica Concerts

 Thursday January 25th @12.45

Steve Luck www.steveluck.com

 

Steve Luck is an award winning composer and pianist who has worked on more than seventy five media projects including feature films, shorts, TV documentaries and animations.

Over the last few years he has been releasing critically acclaimed collections of solo piano music including ‘Sailing On The Big Sea‘ (2015)’Home‘ (2016) and his latest ‘Murmuration‘ (2017).

“…compelling music”

“…simple, tender, atmospheric piano playing, that is contemporary at its core, but filled with a wistful longing that still manages to retain a real uplifting feeling that grabs you along for the ride as you listen.”

“…the most beautiful emotive piano music.”

“…achingly beautiful piano”

Due to the intimate nature of the concert venue only a very limited number of tickets are available for the Atmospherica Concerts. Tickets are priced at £8 (+ booking fee)

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Thursday February 22nd @12.45 

Mark Deeks  markdeeks.co.uk/

“A solo piano album of austere wonder. Superb. Give it time and drift through it’s space”. (The Cross Eyed Pianist)

“Truly beautiful”. (Piano & Coffee)

“True pianist art”. (Gezeitenstrom)

“Outstanding. One of the albums of the year”. (MainlyPiano)

 

Mark has a lifetime of experience on the piano, but until now this has been through a career playing other people’s music for other people, with clients as varied as Faye Tozer, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Winterfylleth. Now, as part of the burgeoning North of England solo piano scene, his solo music finally sees his creative spirit given air, as instrumental piano music reflects different aspects of the Northumbrian region he calls home. Haunting, relaxing and uplifting in equal measure.

Join us to help celebrate International Piano Day on Thursday March 29th @12.45  with featured artist  Simeon Walker 

http://www.simeonwalker.co.uk/

“Resplendent” – The Big Issue

“Beautifully captivating” – Gold Flake Paint

“A tender-hearted collection of thoughtfully composed pieces in slow bloom and wrapped in hushed intimacy” – Stationary Travels

“Listening to ‘Mono’ is remembering to breathe again” – GIGsoup

Following a decade working as a professional musician, Leeds-based pianist and composer Simeon Walker has quickly emerged as a leading light in the Modern Classical scene in his own right, following the release of his EP ‘Preface’ (2016) and his debut full length album ‘Mono’ at the end of 2017. With consecutive official Piano Day playlist features and numerous glowing reviews from across the music world, Walker’s calm, introspective piano instrumentals invite the listener to find stillness and beauty as much in the spaces between the notes as the notes themselves, as stories are told – even created – with each tender, intimate performance.

Friday April 20th @ 7.15pm

in the Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn

Steve Luck www.steveluck.com

In this very special edition of the concert series, composer Steve Luck will play his beautiful, intimate solo piano pieces in (almost) complete darkness in the Victoria Tunnel. Come along and experience an underground 45 minute, musical treat for the senses and feel what its like to truly listen, in this remarkable, historic setting with fantastic acoustics.

Tickets are limited and early booking is advised.


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Due to high demand a second performance in the Victoria Tunnel will now take place on Friday April 20th at 8.30pm

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Thursday 28th June @ 6pm

Oliver Brouwer

https://oliverbrouwer.bandcamp.com/

Oliver Brouwer is a self taught pianist and composer who has been surrounded by music and creating compositions since an early age.  Over this time his music has found a contemplative, minimalist and spacious form.
He received a classical training as a chorister which allowed him to be immersed in and inspired by the rich spiritual wealth of both classical and contemporary choral music.
In 2016 after years of refining and expanding his piano technique and style, he completed his first collection of solo piano works.  LP1 was released by 1631 Recordings early the next year.  With renewed momentum, he wrote a second collection the following year.  This was recorded in a single night in Lancaster Priory and is to be released on May 25th.
Oliver is particularly inspired by the creative spark of improvisation, which touches both his set pieces and his expansive and uninhibited improvisations.  His performances are touched by a vulnerability and tension through his skill in recreating every piece every time he plays it.


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Thursday 19th July @ 6pm – CEEYS

www.ceeys.de 

Sebastian & Daniel Selke

CEEYS

‘Hybrid’ is a word that has always been vital to CEEYS’ vocabulary, but its application is not limited to the manner in which
cellist Sebastian Selke and his brother, pianist Daniel Selke, combine their two instruments so harmoniously. Instead, like the duo’s very name – which merges the words ‘VIOLONCELLE’ (fr.: cello) and ‘KEYS’ – it is reflective of their overall aesthetic, one in which they integrate the many ingredients that have helped shape them as both musicians and people.

“Brought up in the last decade of the former GDR, we use our releases to come to terms with our memories, impressions and feelings about these rather hybrid times.” – CEEYS

The award-winning work of the duo is provoked by their urge to explore recollections of their youth, both before and after the fall of the regime, and to apply those lessons and influences to contemporary music. CS’ idiosyncratic style is characterised by a rather reduced approach to composition and improvisation. In exploiting their knowledge of songwriting, textures and repetitive patterns, they create an experimental but accessible minimalism between avant-garde and pop that incorporates elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music. Sebastian and Daniel have been featured on numerous album releases and soundtracks. Sebastian has also collaborated with ÓlafurArnalds and Spitfire Audio. They’ve also reworked the likes of Peter Broderick, Carlos Cipa and Lambert, and released two albums of their own, 2016’s The Grunewald Church Session and 2017’s Concrete Fields, released by 1631 Recordings, distributed digitally worldwide by Decca Publishing and Deutsche Grammophon. In combination with a love poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, the music and visualization for the album Concrete Fields won the Special Award at the International Poetry Film Festival Vienna in 2017.

Finally the brothers also founded Q3Ambientfest, a carefully curated annual boutique music festival,FLIMMERKONZERTE, a film concert series in partnership with Filmmuseum Potsdam and the co-curated KOSMOSKONZERTE, a house concert series at Rechenzentrum Potsdam. Currently, CS are presenting their third album WÆNDE at the Berlin label Neue Meister. Here, they focus on the remembrance of 1989, a year which brought many changes. At the same time, music for their first solo EPs is in the making, once more at their Klingenthal Studio, named after the small East German town where Vermona once invented and built its instruments. [Wyndham Wallace]

More info available on CEEYS.de and Q3Ambientfest.com 


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Friday August 3rd @ 7.15pm

in the Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn

Steve Luck www.steveluck.com

 In this very special edition of the concert series, composer Steve Luck will play his beautiful, intimate solo piano pieces in (almost) complete darkness in the Victoria Tunnel. Come along and experience an underground 45 minute, musical treat for the senses and feel what its like to truly listen, in this remarkable, historic setting with fantastic acoustics.

Last time this event sold out – tickets are limited and early booking is advised.


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