Helen Anahita Wilson | Solo piano
Sunday 2nd October 1pm
Helen Anahita Wilson | Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022
Live | £7
Helen Anahita Wilson
Helen Anahita Wilson is a critically-acclaimed pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton, UK. Working at an idiosyncratic intersection of Western contemporary classical, jazz, and South Asian classical and devotional musics, her output sets her apart with its foundations in musicological study married to a questing spirituality through sound.
Wilson’s boundless curiosity combined with dedicated research have led her down a musical path less trodden. Wilson has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, receives regular global radio play, has released two albums on the independent British label Golden Girl Records, and hosts the fortnightly show STEREOPHONICA on Repeater Radio.
As a synaesthetic musician, she not only hears sound but also sees and feels it in a blended communion: this way of experiencing music often features as a driving force in her inimitable live performances during which she shares some of her unique perceptions using light and visual projections.
Wilson has recently worked with Debashish Bhattacharya, the Mysore Brothers, Shahbaz Hussain, Talvin Singh, and visual artist Lisa Creagh. Upcoming projects include a solo piano album for SOMM recordings, a live album with Shahbaz Hussain for New Jazz And Improvised Music Recordings, and a new series of works called Sounding the Cosmogram for vocals and electronics.
‘Hypnotic... a spiritual connection to sound.’ - Qwest TV
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This concert is presented by Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music with support from Jazz at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Jazz North East and Arts Council England.
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