John Tilbury will be performing as part of Etude, which will examine the Grand Piano as an object, instrument, cultural reference or a combination of these. He will be working with Morgan O’Hara who will respond to his performance through her LIVE TRANSMISSION FROM THE DOCKYARD.
About John Tilbury
John Tilbury has given concerts and broadcasts of new music, including first performances, in many countries around the world. His solo recordings include Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, from the seventies, and more recently the music of Cornelius Cardew, Howard Skempton, Christian Wolff and the complete solo piano works of Morton Feldman. His recordings with the Smith Quartet of the complete works for piano and strings are being released on three DVDs, the first of which appeared in 2010, and the second in 2012. His performance, along with Carla Rees and Simon Allen, at the 2012 Huddersfield Festival of Feldman’s mammoth For Philip Guston was released last November on the Italian Atopos label. He has also performed, accompanied and recorded a number of texts by Samuel Beckett.
He is also well known as an improvising musician through his membership of AMM and there is a large body of recorded work available on CD and DVD.
Tilbury’s biography of the life and work of Cornelius Cardew, Cornelius Cardew – a life unfinished, was published at the end of 2008.