Brilliant multi-instrumentalists S!nk host a nightly cornucopia of new music, movement and more in the world's first ever #pianodrome. With the exquisite Kate Young and Raphael Decoster
Brilliant multi-instrumentalists S!nk host a nightly cornucopia of new music, movement and more in the world's first ever #Pianodrome. This bespoke 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely from upcycled pianos appears, serendipitously, under a geodesic canopy in the verdant tranquility of Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens.
GUEST ACT - Kate Young and Raphael Decoster
Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate’s voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes.
They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music.
Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 – ‘Album of the Year’), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in – Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle.
Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne.
With S!nk in the room and ears to listen ecstatic music emerges. Challenging Edinburgh's cultural underground since they formed eight years ago, S!nk are the cultural pioneers who have built their very own bespoke venue, the #pianodrome.
'Your life will be enhanced' (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3).
Through improvisation, and a commitment to pushing boundaries, S!nk create new sonic horizons - whirlpools of sound will hold you by the mind and spin you. A mixture of written tunes and spontaneous compositions embrace the moment, arising at the edge of time.