Hey! Manchester presents Simeon Walker
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Leeds-based pianist and composer Simeon Walker has quickly emerged as a leading light in the burgeoning Modern Classical scene, following the release of Mono and Winnow, his two albums to date. In recent years, Simeon has regularly performed and toured across the UK and Europe; supported a variety of artists including S. Carey, LYR, Sebastian Plano, Loscil, Erland Cooper and Taz Modi; and performed notable live sets at Latitude and Timber festivals (UK), Q3Ambientfest (DE), FAN Festival (PT).
His music receives regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 shows including Unclassified and Night Tracks, alongside BBC 6 Music, KEXP and Soho Radio, with his music boasting streaming figures in excess of 15 million times across platforms. He also founded and continues to curate Brudenell Piano Sessions; an intimate and varied live music series highlighting the diverse music being composed and performed on the piano, hosted at Leeds’ iconic Brudenell Social Club.
Simeon’s most recent EP release represents a return to the calm, introspective piano-based instrumentals that first thrust him into the limelight; inviting the listener to find stillness, beauty and meaning as much in the spaces between the notes as the notes themselves, as musical stories are woven with each tender, intimate performance.
This show coincides with international Piano Day 2022, on Tuesday 29 March. Simeon contributes to the day’s official compilation alongside artists including Olafur Arnalds, Chilly Gonzales, Poppy Ackroyd, Lambert and Nils Frahm.
Simeon is accompanied for this performance by regular collaborator Josh Semans, weaving the ethereal textures and sounds of the ondes Martenot – a fascinating, early-electronic instrument – around the piano.
Please note: this show takes place in Gullivers’ Lounge, an intimate room at the rear of the ground floor.