Sophie Hutchings - Wide Asleep Launch
Get cosy in the candlelit atmosphere of Glebe Justice centre.
"Wide Asleep" Album Launch.
Special acoustic performance from Sydney Pianist Sophie Hutchings - Joined by Cellist Peter Hollo (FourPlay, Neil Gaiman) & Violinist Jay Kong (The Vines, Youth Group)
With Special Guests Luke Howard
Sophie Hutchings is a pianist and composer from Sydney. She began teaching herself piano at an early age before any tuition, developing her unique style through countless hours of secret practice.
Hutchings has released three instrumental works to date, Becalmed, Night Sky and White Light, receiving fine recognition internationally for elegant and beautiful music compared to the likes of Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Peter Broderick and Dustin O'Hallloran. UK music bible Mojo had Becalmed as one of its top five independent releases for 2010, calling the album 'grand', 'stirring' and 'vigorous'. The Guardian wrote that 'her rippling piano has an intimate, contemplative quality. Other media have described Sophie's music as 'frankly amazing', 'unabashedly sincere' and 'always with a genuine sense of beauty'.
With Wide Asleep, Hutchings has taken her compositional scope into larger realms of sound and feeling. It is her most searching work, based on ideas on consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. In her most dazzling and poignant pieces to date, Hutchings' piano lines extend with both electricity and elegance, winding through strings, textured ambience and through beauty and vitality. Reaching further with her music than ever before, Hutchings is in great company, recording Wide Asleep with Tim Whitten, best known for his nuanced and dynamic work with The Necks.
With Wide Asleep, Sophie Hutchings has once again taken her place as an accomplished and wonderfully engaging composer to fall in deeply with
From Melbourne special guest Luke Howard will set the mood opening with a Solo Piano set. His reputable music is known for being 'totally sublime' and 'absolutely heavenly'....
"Hutchings' storytelling is powerful and often sublime". - BERNARD ZUEL Sydney Morning Herald & The Age
"Sophie has already established herself as one of the foremost composers in the hazily-defined arena of modern classical" - Tone Deaf Magazine
"Hutchings' ability to work in the light as eloquently as she explores darkness marks this album as her most expansive and resonant work to date" - Chris Familton The Music
" Expect to hear pins drop as she plays" - Sydney Metro
Tickets: $20 on the door subject to availability
Glebe Justice Centre is a BYO venue. Any drink of your choice is permitted! Queries can be submitted through www.sophiehutchings.com contact page