Pianofield LIVE at FlipSide Festival, Snape Maltings, 6th October 2017 19:00-22:00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Pianofield Present: Live Jamming with a Brazilian Banana Tree

"Composer/piano player Frances Shelley and hardware/software engineer/sound artist Matthew Bickerton make contemporary classical music combining found sound and acoustic piano.  A live performance of raw human emotions, electronic walls of sound, and delicate piano-led melody in which one of the musicians is a tree in Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Connected by the very latest technology, the movement of the tree will be sent live to the Kiln room in Snape Maltings, enabling it to be present as the third member of the ensemble. The soundscape produced will be derived from field recordings in and around the tree.  Matthew Bickerton and Frances Shelley (pianofield.com) will then respond with an improvised performance using piano and electronic sounds, responding live with the prevailing conditions in Brazil.  The simple act of listening will highlight the joys of global connection made possible in our modern world."


SALON DU THE  Sunday 23rd July  4 - 6 pm at Butley Priory, IP123 NR  (More info on www.butleypriory.co.uk)

Together with the Aldeburgh Beach Arts Club, artist Caroline Reekie and I are having an informal Salon du The at Butley Priory on

Caroline will show some of her new work, best selling author Meg Rosoff will do a reading,  there will be piano music by myself and by  Lewis Barham . .  we envisage tea on the lawn and wander around the house to enjoy the architecture of the 12C Priory - bring a blanket to sit on.  Free entry -  donations on the door will be most welcome for Compassion in World Farming.