Jan Gerdes | Piano

Songs and Improvisations

Jan Gerdes- piano solo

The Berlin pianist Jan Gerdes, renowned interpreter of classical-romantic as well as contemporary piano recitals, has been working for many years, at first in secret but in recent years increasingly in public, as a border crosser between classical music, new music, electronics and performance, musically with the interface of contemporary piano music and the sounds of electronic club culture.

Furthermore, in addition to various improvisational projects in the electro-acoustic field, his own solo piano compositions and songs have emerged in the course of the last years and a piano-

solo project with the name 'Songs and Improvisations'.

The impetus for this project was the need, which has grown steadily over the years, to discover one's own musical language, with all due respect and humility towards the great qualities of composed music in the repertoire, and to achieve a degree of musical development and freedom beyond strict interpretationalism. The music of Jan Gerdes in 'Songs and Improvisations' meanders, starting from fully composed or even just sketched thematic cells, sometimes sensually intimate, sometimes rhythmically pulsating and yet improvisationally free ,openly through musical worlds with trace elements of classical music, jazz, new music as well as pop.

An album release is planned for 2023.


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