Saturday 12.02 | 21.00
‘Belgium is too small for pianist Alex Koo,’ praises De Tijd. ‘Stunningly original,’ celebrates the American Downbeat Magazine, which promptly selected his album Appleblueseagreen in their Best Albums of 2019. No wonder that the Belgian-Japanese sound wizard has already worked with international heavyweights such as Craig Taborn, Kurt Elling, Mark Turner and Ralph Alessi.
Commissioned by Bozar, he composed a series of piano Études inspired by Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Taborn and Reich. Touching storytelling, narrated through conventional and not-so-conventional piano techniques. This program will be presented in premiere on May 8th 2022 at Bozar’s Main Hall. The album recording is set for Spring 2022, at Bozar, with the CD release planned for season 22-23.
Alex Koo – piano, compositions
Management & booking
Alex Koo, Dance of Hope, Clever Tree Records, 2014
i.f.o, Galactic Liturgy, Clever Tree, 2017
Alex Koo, Mark Turner & Ralph Alessi, Appleblueseagreen, Clever Tree, 2019
Alex Koo, Kimono Garden, Clever Tree, 2020
Alex Koo, Ralph Alessi & Attila Gyárfás, Identified Flying Object, W.E.R.F., 2021