Shepherd brings his own Jazz composition. Having arrived at the Season 4 workshops with a desire to experiment beyond the realms of concert piano performance, Shepherd’s work will make use of spoken, non-musical, and other aural recordings that both exemplify and challenge his profound history of engagement with the piano.
By including recorded vocal samples of musicians such as Lionel Loueke and Zim Ngqawana, as well as ambient loops, Shepherd’s piece will be as much of a performance as it is an improvised conversation with these select sounds.
This double bill will provide audiences with some of the best piano playing in the country, while also allowing for each musician to access and engage the work of the other.
WRITING | Dave Mann
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi