The 2019’s edition of Italian festival Time Zones goes on and after the stunning live shows of Colin Stetson, Fred Frith, Lali Puna and Group A, in a few days, on November 3rd, we will have the pleasure to see the performance of London based band The Comet Is Coming. But before their show, from November 1st to 3rd, there will be 4 concerts at the Auditorium La Vallisa in Bari for Piano Zones, the part of the festival dedicated to the piano and classical sounds.
The first guest will be the Spanish pianist Marco Mezquida. He started his studies at the age of eight, graduates in 2009 from the School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC), where he studied jazz improvisation, classical and contemporary music with Albert Bover, Lluís Vidal, Agustí Fernández, Coll and Juan Ramon de la Rubia. He is one of the most active pianists in the Catalan jazz scene. For his latest album, he collaborated with Chicuelo and Paco De Mode.
On November 2nd, the American composer Evan Lurie will be the second guest of Piano Zones. Founder of the band The Lounge Lizards (with his borther John Lurie), he’s better known for the compostion of soundtracks of movies of artists as Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci.
Before the American composer, on the same day November 2nd, The compositions of Italian musician Luigi Morleo with percussion will meet the harmonies of the piano by Mattia Vlad Morleo, following the technique of electronic music. For the first time together on stage to share ideas, concepts and expressions of modern music.
Irish band OTWAK (Once There Was A King) will close this phase of the festival. It includes John Flynn (voice/guitar/flute), Ultan O’Brien (fiddle) and Patrick Cummins (banjo). According to the press release, they carve out their own experimental and imperfect path guided by the traditional tunes and songs they play.