Neil Pepper writes
Sheffield Jazz is very pleased to support this contemporary jazz performance at the University of Sheffield’s Firth Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 18th, their only Northern perfomance.
Bruno Heinen Sextet - Tierkreis
Spectacular jazz pianist Bruno Heinen is one the most original voices on the contemporary jazz scene. Performing alongside some of the top jazz musicians in the country he brings us innovative reworkings of Stockhausen’s most popular composition, ‘Tierkreis’.
‘Tierkreis’ was originally written for twelve music boxes each representing a sign of the zodiac. Bruno’s imaginative arrangements are full of tinkling melodies, intricately engineered rhythms and glow with jazzy ensemble sounds. Featuring the original music boxes this concert fuses an unusual alliance between disparate musical genres of Stockhausen's works and the outside realm of progressive jazz.
Pre-Concert Talk 18:30: The origins of ‘Tierkreis’.
Join Bruno Heinen as he demonstrates the original Stockhausen music boxes and provides insight into his mesmerising arrangements.
Bruno Heinien piano
James Allsopp (bass clarinet)
Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet)
Tom Challenger (tenor sax)
Andrea Di Biase (bass)
Jon Scott (drums)
"Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts." (The Guardian)
Tuesday 18 March, 19:30, Firth Hall
Duration: 90 minutes + 20 minute interval
Tickets: £8.50, £6 (concessions-over 60s), £3 (under 26s, students, unwaged)