Metronome Piano Sessions: Simeon Walker
The prolific pianist and composer has emerged as a leading light in the burgeoning Modern Classical scene, regularly performing and touring across the UK and Europe.
- When: Thursday 7 December 2023, 7 pm
- Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
- Cost: General admission: £12 + booking fee
- Booking deadline: Thursday 7 December 2023, 7.00 pm
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As part of the Metronome Piano Sessions – bringing together the best piano musicians from around the world, for intimate seated performances
The prolific UK-based pianist and composer has quickly emerged as a leading light in the burgeoning Modern Classical scene, regularly performing and touring across the UK and Europe. He has supported a variety of artists including Neil Cowley, LYR, Submotion Orchestra, S. Carey, Loscil, Erland Cooper & Niklas Paschburg, and performed notable live sets at Latitude and Timber Festivals. His music is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC 6Music, Classic FM, Scala Radio, KEXP and Soho Radio, with his music receiving listening figures in excess of 30 million streams across platforms, and a recent release, ‘Reverie’, featuring on the first official Piano Day compilation by the LEITER label, alongside Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Chilly Gonzales. He also founded and continues to curate Brudenell Piano Sessions: an intimate and varied live music series highlighting the diverse music being composed and performed on the piano, hosted at Leeds’ iconic Brudenell Social Club.
Simeon’s recent release ‘Imprints 1 & 2’ is an EP series representing a return to the introspective piano-based instrumentals that first thrust him into the limelight. Featuring a set of piano miniatures representing everyday fleeting moments and brief snapshots in time, his music and live performances reflect the extremes of human experience – gentle, calm and still at times; powerful, boisterous and flowing at others, delivered alongside wry stories and anecdotes, with the aim of breaking down the barrier between performer and audience, creating the opportunity for real, genuine connection through music.
From cafes to cathedrals, music venues to arts centres, recording studios to a laundrette; in the evening, the afternoon or lunchtime; over coffee, a light buffet or BYO drinks; from the big cities and market towns to quiet, rural spaces surrounded by captivating landscapes – Walker extends a warm invitation to find true connection in a wide variety of performance contexts and spaces, providing a platform for young and old listeners alike to find stillness, beauty and meaning as much in the spaces between the notes as the notes themselves, as musical stories are woven with each passionate, intimate performance.
14+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)
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The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.
The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to thetram.net to plan your journey.
For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.
Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.