CULTURE CATCH & Ed Bennett present jazz pianist MATTHEW SHIPP -- an evening of food, drink, music, and smart conversation. This extraordinary event affords a select group of invited VIPs an unprecedented opportunity to discuss in an informal and casual setting the impact of music and the cultural significance it may or may not have on our society. We're looking for the integrity of the musician and their symbiotic relationship with our culture. Salon is Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 7 - 10 PM; invitation-only. No, we're not culture snobs -- well, maybe just a little bit -- but space is tight in the spectacular Bennett Media Studio.
The evening will begin with drinks and light food, followed by a 15-minute introduction/interview by Dusty Wright, a private set of music by the artist, and an audience Q&A afterwards. And the interview and performance will be recorded in HD 5.1 Surround Sound for a future HD 5.1 video podcast.
"I have no influences -- I existed together with god and the piano before time began -- and my piano playing is the direct result of the fact that my mind and the cosmic mind that sustains the universe are in harmony so when I play I intercept electro-magnetic frequencies directly from the mind of god and can convert them into lyrical phrases on the piano." - Matthew Shipp
In association with Gibson, Holophone, and Izze.