LONDON Southbank Centre / Foyer Spaces
The F-IRE Collective brings together many of the city’s most inventive soloists and writers – their contribution this year focuses on the art of the duo, in an extended afternoon session.
Dorian Ford and Jonny Phillips bring a wealth of musical research to illustrate the confluence of two world traditions: the Spanish diaspora and the guitar and the Western European and American harmonic and timbral approach of the piano, whilst Fred Thomas and Zac Gvi, long time friends and collaborators, play music from their forthcoming album Living Standards; reinterpreting the songbook repertoire with free-ranging creativity, tender moments and a sense of humour. Jonathan Bratoëff’s ‘brittle phrasing and rhythmic energy put him up there with leading UK guitarists’ (Guardian). Joined by internationally acclaimed Italian bassist Andrea Dibiase, the duo complete the afternoon in a set of Bratoëff’s original music.