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Paolo Angeli (Sardinia)

On tour with Derek Gripper

A genre-defying double bill of daring contrast and brilliant beauty.

Whatever you want to call it, nobody else is doing it quite like this. Paolo Angeli, the Sardinian guitar sorcerer, extracts beautiful multi-layered music from his unique prepared guitar; a hybrid orchestra of an instrument with multi-directional strings, hammers, pedals and propellers which he bows, strikes, plucks and strums. With this singular instrument he improvises and composes unclassifiable music, suspended between free jazz, minimal pop, post-folk and pre-everything else. He has collaborated with Pat Metheny, Fred Frith, Takumi Fukushima and many others; the diversity of sounds and inspirations always feeling coherent and cohesive at his fingertips.

Thu    02 Feb        Birmingham | mac Birmingham
Fri      03 Feb        Bangor | Bangor Pontio
Sun    05 Feb        Bury St Edmunds | The Apex
Tue     07 Feb       Bristol | Colston Hall / Lantern
Wed    08 Feb       Sheffield | University of Sheffield 
Thu     09 Feb       Cambridge | The Junction
Sun    12 Feb        London | Rich Mix London
Mon   13 Feb        Milton Keynes | The Stables
Wed   15 Feb        Gateshead | The Sage Gateshead
Thu    16 Feb        York | NCEM

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