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An evening of improvisation and composition on piano and guitar.
The Artists
Alba Arikha 
Alba Arikha was brought up in Paris. She studied the piano for many years before turning to writing, in her twenties. She has published five books. Her memoir, Major/Minor was shortlisted for the Spear’s Awards, while her last novel, Where to find me, was longlisted for the Wingate Prize. Her new novel, Two Hours, will be published by Eris Press in 2024.

She has written the libretto for two operas, most recently Blue Electric, an adaptation of her memoir, in collaboration with her husband, composer Tom Smail. It was performed in 2020 at The Playground Theatre (the work-in progress version, performed at the 2018 Tête-à-Tête festival, was directed by Academy Award Hugh Hudson, of Chariots of Fire fame).

Throughout the years she has continued to play the piano, switching from classical to improvisation, which she practices daily. She also writes French songs and has performed those in London and Paris. She has recorded two CD’s, and is now working on a new album, Et tout ça (And all that). 

Robin Katz
Robin Katz is a celebrated composer and guitarist from London, renowned for his hypnotic and meditative sound. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of jazz, classical, and world music, Katz creates a rich and textured sound that captivates listeners with its intricate arrangements and expressive guitar playing. With a career spanning several years, Katz has earned a reputation as one of the most talented and innovative guitarists of his generation.
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18 MAY | 7:30pm 
Running time: 90 mins
Interval: 15min
Tickets (All unreserved)

General Admission £15

Concession: £10

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