- Wed 23 Oct 2019
- 7:30 pm
Five years ago, Lambert appeared for the first time. Well, better to say he was heard from. The person behind the Sardinian bull mask remains unrecognised to this day. There are many rumours about who and what could be hidden behind this mask. And that’s a good thing.
Lambert’s playing is internationally known and in demand. Renowned artists such as José Gonzalez, Deichkind and Moderat have asked for reworks of their tracks and received unique new interpretations. In these five years, Lambert released four solo albums and toured halfway across the continent. After releasing two albums in 2018, one in collaboration with electronics producer Stimming and one with Chicago folk singer Brookln Dekker, in May 2018 Lambert reduced his focus again: alone and disguised at the piano.
His first live performances were in collaboration with Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds. Lambert’s harmonies also speak a clear, different language: melodies between the Beatles and this Chopin meet rhythmic structures and thrilling movements that reference modern electronic dance music. Lambert doesn’t seem to care about popularity or high culture. After all, it doesn’t matter because it is as superficial and deceptive as any outward appearance.
A clear and technically adept interest in music shines through again and again. Bach and Chopin are just as much a theme as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau. Great heroes you wouldn’t expect to find behind all of his works. Nerdism? No. The catchiness of pop cultural traditions and contrasting inspirations make Lambert a colourful phenomenon as well, a horned pop truffle pig in the mud of neoclassical music.
This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.