• Saturday 13:30-14:30 ARMINIUS

MOMO Festival 2019

Lubomyr Melnyk

continuous piano music

Lubomyr Melnyk (1948) counts as one of the most phenomenal and innovative pianists of the past decade(s). You would almost suspect the term ‘nimble-fingered’ was invented particularly for this Ukrainian: he can play some 19 notes per hand per second.

In the seventies he developed the piano technique ‘continuous music’, with a high-speed stream of notes at its core. They are all cross-border compositions you should completely immerse yourself in, which is what also attracted the attention of Erased Tapes records (Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds). 2013 saw the label revive Melnyk’s career; since then he’s played Primavera, Le Guess Who and the Great Escape.

‘Minimalism at its most lush and ornate’
– Pitchfork

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