Monday, 23 November 2009

Piano Hill launch

Ruined piano musician and composer Ross Bolleter will launch Piano Hill with live music and readings at Caffissimo in Mount Lawley on Friday 27 November.

Bolleter will celebrate the launch with a recycled ‘ruined’ piano accordion and a performance from a group of young Sudanese musicians. Award-winning poet Barbara Temperton will launch the book.

The aptly titled Piano Hill reflects Bolleter’s long musical career, which spans over ten albums, numerous live concerts and a period with the Black-Eyed Susans.

“Sometimes, when the music stops, there is the poem,” said Bolleter.

Temperton said the work is a fitting tribute to the life of a man dedicated to music and words.

“There is nothing improvised or ruined about these poems. They are fine-tuned and highly crafted.”

The collection explores the changes brought by immigration, death and the passing of time.

“Making Piano Hill was an act of love.”

“I like to explore the marginal, particularly immigrant experience and the boundary between indigenous and white culture,” Bolleter said.

The launch will take place at 6:30pm on Friday 27 November at Caffissimo, Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley.

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