Lectures held at St Andrew’s are organised by the St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society
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Uriele – original compositions for solo piano
November 10 at 12:15 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Uriele is a classical pianist, a composer and a clown. She is also a fully trained psychologist holding a Masters Degree from a German University. Born in Munich and brought up in beautiful Bavaria, she fell in love with New Zealand and since 1996 made it her home.
The music Uriele writes is deeply emotive, sometimes sad and melancholic, sometimes quirky and joyful, sometimes playful like a clown. Through mindfulness and presence which she has been practising for many years of Sacred Clowning she found a way to process her feelings intuitively. She has recorded three albums with her own piano music: Soul Moons (2012), Inner Orbit (2014) and In Between (2017)
The music falls into the genre of minimalism, driven by simple chords and repetitive patterns, and at the same time offering great variety of style. Having been trained as a classical pianist for 12 years, the influence of classicism can be noticed in the structure and the rich melodic content of some pieces that seem to tell stories. There are jaunty dance pieces bringing waltz, ragtime, shades of folk music and Jewish syncopated dance rhythms into play. Rhythm has become a strong aspect in her most recent compositions through her connection to traditional marimba music. Audience limited by alert level.
Programme detail: 10 November Duets and Trios for Voice and Piano