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Trio HLK, the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities, will be performing at Mareel on Saturday 16th June!

The group BBC Radio 3’s Kevin Le Gendre called “one of the grooviest, hippest young bands”, Trio HLK are a three-piece that combine drum and percussion virtuoso Richard Kass, guitarist Ant Law who plays a bespoke extended range electric guitar with 8 strings and a variety of effects, creating ambience and sonorities and at the helm sits classical pianist and composition mastermind Richard Harrold.

A belief in the high art of improvisation and intrigue with the infinite art and science of rhythm is what brings H, L and K together. Together they address ambitious improvisational frameworks which often resemble contemporary classical music more than jazz. Their music features dense, complex rhythms and textures, and virtuosic improvisation. Trio HLK's music sounds genuinely fresh, and genuinely new.

They will also be offering a creative insight into their process at a separate event earlier in the same day. Hear them play a selection of their music, then break down how they create the pieces and put them together. There will be an opportunity to try some improvisation too, but don't worry – instruments are completely optional and there's no obligation to join in! Just come along and hear a fascinating band talk about their work.

Tickets are available now online, over the phone on 01595 745500 or in person at Mareel.


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