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Sat 26 Mar, 8pm

Federico Albanese


Italian composer and pianist Federico Albanese’s stunning new album Before And Now Seems Infinite captures and inhabits these moments and passages of time. Each exquisitely rendered fusion of modern-classical and electronic hues with traces of jazz and avant-garde pop, is inspired by a specific memory and the suggestion that, in the words of French novelist Marcel Proust, “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were."
 
“There are multiple ways in which we perceive a memory,” says composer and multi-instrumentalist Albanese, who grew up in Milan and now calls Berlin home. “We might remember things from different angles and give them different meanings. I find it interesting to explore the instant where we decide how we are going to remember something.  And music is the vehicle I use to find these moments, to hold them in time.”
 
Piano is Albanese’s main instrument but he also handles electronics, synthesisers, electric guitar, bass, field recordings, flute, clarinet, melodica and tape processing
 
Ultimately, Before And Now Feels Infinite is not only a beautiful and haunting collection of memories but a portrait of the artist, in all his multiple layers of emotion and experience, with a new memory; Albanese’s most profound and moving album yet, and a signpost to a future of new memories and scaling new musical heights.