Pieter de Graaf

Thu Jan 30 2020

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Servant Jazz Quarters

10A Bradbury Street London N16 8JN

£11.00

Ages 18+

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Kilimanjaro Live presents
Pieter de Graaf

  • Pieter de Graaf

    Pieter de Graaf

    Adult Contemporary

    It can take a while for an artist to find his true calling. For PIETER DE GRAAF, he’s been searching since he sat next to his father, aged five, and watched him play the classics and the classical; the Beatles, the Stones, Chopin, Bach. Naturally inquisitive, he learned to play outside the structures of formal lessons, choosing whatever piqued his interest. By ten he was keeping scrapbooks of compositions. Dedicating hours to practice, and studying at the Conservatory of Rotterdam “I was, and still am, a perfectionist,” he says.

    Several years spent touring with various bands he learned about not over-playing, and not getting ahead of the music. “What does the music need from me?” he asks. From that moment on he started evolving again, integrating more complex elements and quiet details.

    The first result of this search for musical meaning and depth is “Fermata”, DE GRAAFs debut project and the birth of a new talent in the neo-classical world. The songs aren’t “written” in any traditional sense; instead he plays and improvises segments, records them, and listens back over and over before deciding what to use, what to discard, and what to embellish. That’s why Fermata is a project instead of an album.

    To recreate “Fermata`s” magnificence, independence and freedom lie, DE GRAAF has opted to develop a one-man show. “I want every performance to be magical, and just a little bit different,” he says. “The feeling is what’s important, not the technical recreation of the recording. That’s what makes a live show truly special.”

    With “Fermata”, DE GRAAF composes songs that encapsulate this perfectly; these are to be bathed in and enjoyed, not studied or dissected. Surrender yourself to them and sink into their warm embrace; beauty is DE GRAAFs true calling, and it’s a wonderful thing to experience.

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Kilimanjaro Live presents

Pieter de Graaf

Thu Jan 30 2020 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Servant Jazz Quarters London
Pieter de Graaf

£11.00 Ages 18+

Pieter de Graaf

Pieter de Graaf

Adult Contemporary

It can take a while for an artist to find his true calling. For PIETER DE GRAAF, he’s been searching since he sat next to his father, aged five, and watched him play the classics and the classical; the Beatles, the Stones, Chopin, Bach. Naturally inquisitive, he learned to play outside the structures of formal lessons, choosing whatever piqued his interest. By ten he was keeping scrapbooks of compositions. Dedicating hours to practice, and studying at the Conservatory of Rotterdam “I was, and still am, a perfectionist,” he says.

Several years spent touring with various bands he learned about not over-playing, and not getting ahead of the music. “What does the music need from me?” he asks. From that moment on he started evolving again, integrating more complex elements and quiet details.

The first result of this search for musical meaning and depth is “Fermata”, DE GRAAFs debut project and the birth of a new talent in the neo-classical world. The songs aren’t “written” in any traditional sense; instead he plays and improvises segments, records them, and listens back over and over before deciding what to use, what to discard, and what to embellish. That’s why Fermata is a project instead of an album.

To recreate “Fermata`s” magnificence, independence and freedom lie, DE GRAAF has opted to develop a one-man show. “I want every performance to be magical, and just a little bit different,” he says. “The feeling is what’s important, not the technical recreation of the recording. That’s what makes a live show truly special.”

With “Fermata”, DE GRAAF composes songs that encapsulate this perfectly; these are to be bathed in and enjoyed, not studied or dissected. Surrender yourself to them and sink into their warm embrace; beauty is DE GRAAFs true calling, and it’s a wonderful thing to experience.

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limit 8 per person
General Admission
£11.00 (£10.00 + £1.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.