Alfa Mist

Friday 13 August 2021 / 17.30-18.45 h. / Main Stage

Alfa Mist (keys)
Kaya Thomas-Dyke (bass)
Nathan Shingler (drums)
Johnny Woodham (trumpet)
Jamie Leeming (guitar)

Doors of this festival day open at 14.30h.
This is a seated concert day.
Tickets price is 39 euro. Child tickets are available at 8 euro (see conditions).
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

Main Stage
21h30 – 23h00 – STUFF.
19h30 – 20h45 – Portico Quartet
17h30 – 18h45 – Alfa Mist
15h30 – 16h45 – Emma-Jean Thackray ‘Movement’

Club Stage: Lefto
23h00 – 00h00 – ECHT!
20h50 – 21h25 – KAU Trio
18h50 – 19h25 – NAG & LEFTO
16h50 – 17h25 – Boombox Experiments

Prioritising feeling over perfectionism. This is the credo that drives the restless creativity of multi-instrumentalist, rapper and producer Alfa Mist, who discovered jazz through the sampling of hip-hop producers like Madlib and J Dilla. Delving deeper, he taught himself the piano by ear as a means to dissect these formative records’ harmonic intricacies, gradually forming his own production style of head-nodding rhythms combined with the immediacy of jazz improvisation – all tied together with a pervasive sense of melody. A sense of kinetic pace mixed with a self-assured stillness is deeply felt in Alfa’s music. Like on his latest endeavour Bring Backs, which sees Alpha taking on new challenges. The album’s nine tracks of groove-based intricacies, lyrical solipsism and meandering fragmentations are tied together by a remarkable poem written by Hilary Thomas expressing the sensuous realities of building community in a new country.