Alfa Mist

Friday 13 August 2021 / 18.30-19.45 h.

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

Doors of this festival day open at 14.00h. This is a standing concert day.
Tickets price is 39 euro. Child tickets (-12) are available at 8 euro (see conditions). Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

22h30 - 00h00 - STUFF.
20h30 - 21h45 - Portico Quartet
18h30 - 19h45 - Alfa Mist
16h30 - 17h45 - Emma-Jean Thackray
14h45 - 15h45 - ECHT!

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.