Metronome Piano Sessions: Carlos Cipa
As part of the Metronome Piano Sessions, the Munich and Berlin-based pianist is classically trained with an interest for pop, jazz and electronic music.
- When: Wednesday 5 April 2023, 7 pm
- Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
- Cost: £12, £5 for students + booking fee
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 5 April 2023, 7.00 pm
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Metronome Piano Sessions – bringing together the best pianists from around the world, for intimate seated performances.
The new album ‘Ourselves, as we are’ from Carlos Cipa sees nine short piano pieces, created in ultimately just a few weeks, as a "conscious introspection", a kind of zooming in on the object of contemplation.
Cipa took one other decisive conceptual approach: to play as quietly as possible. The fascinating result is nothing less than the discovery of a new piano sound world, which according to Cipa, allows “an even deeper empathy with the instrument”.
As Cipa points out, “Today, it can be more radical to make a quiet piano album than a totally complex and intricate piece of music.” Undoubtedly, the multifaceted sound palette and disarmingly raw and fragile emotional elements make the music of ‘Ourselves’.
In the age of fake authenticity, remakes, and pieces commissioned for high-reach mood playlists, this approach is perhaps one of the few remaining ways to create art: to reveal our true selves. Radically personal. Radically intimate. Radically honest.
This event is 14+ (under 16s 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.