Katia and Marielle Labèque announce the composers of their April 2019 ‘Minimalist Dream House’ concerts and Thom Yorke’s appearance.
In 2013, French pianists Katia & Marielle Labèque recorded ‘Minimalist Dream House’, a double album celebrating the works of minimal music pioneers and their successors.
Katia & Marielle Labèque now unveil the programme of their new April 2019 concerts for two pianos and two guitars with Bryce Dessner (member and founder of The National) and David Chalmin ( La Terre Invisible)
Minimalist Dream House feature new works by American Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Timo Andres as well as by Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin.
The second half of the concert is dedicated to the world premiere of Thom Yorke’s compositions for Katia & Marielle Labèque. Titled « Don’t Fear The Light »,and a new song « Gawpers » these pieces for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer are Yorke’s first compositions for classical music artists and concert halls.
Thom Yorke is on stage with Katia & Marielle Labèque at the Philharmonie de Paris (7 April), Auditorium de Lyon (8 April), Barbican Centre London (9 April) and Elb Philharmonie (Hamburg), the four co-commissioners of the works.
Katia Labèque, piano
Marielle Labèque, piano
David Chalmin, voice, guitar, electronics
Bryce Dessner, guitar
Special guest: Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke photo copyright: Greg Williams
Katia & Marielle Labeque photo @brigittelacombe