Dark Twin – Zubin Kanga

Music of mystery and multiplicity for piano and multimedia

8pm Fri 22 May
Art Gallery of WA
$30/$25 Book Online

“fiery charm, sweeping fluency and intelligent concentration,…” Sydney Morning Herald

Stefan Prins Piano Hero
Julian Day Dark Twin
Benjamin Carey  _derivations
Michel van der Aa  Transit
Daniel Blinkhorn FrostbYte: Chalk Outline
Cat Hope The Fourth Estate
Steve Reich Piano Counterpoint (arr. Vincent Corver)

Dark Twin explores the potential for multiple identities, malevolent doppelgängers and menacing landscapes in solo piano music,through the assistance and interference of electronics, computer interaction and multimedia.

Whether interacting with distorted and warped piano sounds, mimicking the voices of famous thinkers, creating massive walls of sound or grooving within an invisible piano ensemble, the works toy eerily with the concept of a ‘solo’ piano recital.

“Kanga plays with authority, and arrays a rich palette of sonic colours… sheer listening pleasure.” – The Music Trust, 2015 (Not Music Yet, Hospital Hill)

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London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga is internationally renowned for his performances of contemporary music. He has been invited to perform at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, London 2012 Festivals (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival, BIFEM (Australia) and Borealis Festival (Norway) as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

“an unforgettable evening of bold musical exploration… real and unpretentious [with] formidable technique”- Canberra Times 2011