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Pianist/Guitarist Dave Stewart (Dave Stewart)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

Unassuming Dave Stewart is a very interesting artist. With no-one to help he recreated instrumental tracks from his album – so he began with his back to the audience playing a piano with one hand and a guitar with the other. This uncompromising young man went on to record an electric toothbrush, put it on a loop then he performed his next piece with his pedals on his lap so he could control everything himself. Musically he’s cutting edge, all his own compositions, nothing easy, lots of playing around with timing and repetition, technology and instruments; the resulting sound had a filmic quality. The event was intimate, slightly chaotic and felt like a rite of passage: Stewart is on his way.

Acoustic Music Centre, 20 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]