On April 16th, British composer and pianist Roger Eno will visit Germany for one concert to present his latest album “The Turning Year” (Deutsche Grammophon), along with the accompanying EPs.
On “The Turning Year,” Roger Eno’s solo debut on Deutsche Grammophon, Eno made tangible what moves him. These reflections on the changing seasons were released in April last year; a collection of pieces full of beauty and stillness, simple joy, but also sadness. Now Eno has revisited his repertoire and expanded it for a series of EPs. “The Turning Year – Rarities” contain new arrangements as well as previously unreleased gems from the album recordings.
Next to playing solol, Eno collaborates with violinist Rosie Toll, members of the German string ensemble Scoring Berlin, and his daughters Cecily and Lotti Eno. The first EP, “Rarities – Piano,” was released Sept. 9th, 2022, “Rarities – Bells” followed on Nov. 11th, while “Rarities – Quartets” was released this spring, coinciding with an LP edition that includes all the Rarities pieces and a bonus track.
“These EPs – closely related to ‘The Turning Year’ were a nice occasion to release the music not yet heard, some of which was created during the Berlin sessions. There are definitely some personal highlights to be heard,” Eno promises. “Rarities – Piano” opens with a version for solo piano of “The Turning Year.” As is so often the case with Eno’s compositions, the piece is grounded in his biography.
This first EP also introduces three previously unreleased pieces: two more for solo piano – “Or So I’ve Read” and “Softly” – that explore shared musical material from strikingly different perspectives, and “Still Day,” a wistful improvisation by Rosie Toll whose title and music reflect the ambiguity of Eno’s work.
Sunday, 16.4.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
Silent Green | Gerichtstraße 35 | 13347 Berlin