Greg Foat & Gigi Masin
Born from a mutual admiration for one another, the duo’s collaborative album Dolphin marks respected Jazz pianist Greg Foat and ambient legend Gigi Masin’s first landmark recording collaboration together. An exquisitely crafted, silky blend of kosmische, jazz, vintage soundtrack vibes and ambient, guiding you to a balmy sundown place of peace.
Utilizing “an electric piano, sounds from my digital library and an old iPad2” (Masin) and “grand Piano, Vibraphone and lots of vintage synthesisers” (Foat), the former’s melancholy melodies meet the latter’s laid back, slo-mo grooves, which pour out like honey. Herbert’s huge unfurling basslines, and taught Pistorius-style fretless are paired with Boyd’s sturdy but swinging drums, whilst warm synths create pastel-colour clouds, through which emerge smokey keys, flute and piano.
Both artist’s signature styles are here, but blended with such smooth liquidity that the pairing seems like the most natural no-brainer ever. The record is predominantly a group effort, but due to Foat’s sensitive handling, certain points were left largely unadorned, sans rhythm section, letting Masin’s essence take centre stage.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Format: Unreserved standing
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“Expansive, sumptuously arranged, relentless in its pursuit of beauty and transcendence […] and surprisingly groovy.”
About Lantern Hall
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Getting to the venue
Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.
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Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.
Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.
Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.
A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)
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