Returning to live shows after an eight-year absence, Benedict will be playing songs released between 2002 and 2022, drawing on his eight albums of solo and collaborative material. Benedict will be joined by long-term collaborators Julian Bolleter, Jonathan Brain and Rosemary Halsmith. There will be two sets of songs with an intermission. Benedict’s new songs released in 2022 will be played, together with a sample of the material that is in preparation for his next album. There will be a slideshow of Darren Clayton’s photographs of Benedict and collaborators, going back to the early 2000s. Tristan Fidler will give an opening address.
Capacity is limited and there will be no door sales; presale tickets through Eventbrite only.
Doors open at 7 for 7:30 start.
No bar facilities at this show, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks – including glasses.
Benedict’s latest release is the three-track single “Passage of Time”, released in October 2022. It is available on the usual streaming platforms and Bandcamp. Benedict is joined on all tracks by Julian Bolleter on piano. Also in October 2022 Benedict released a solo album of German classical songs by Schumann, Wolf and Mahler – available on the usual streaming platforms and Bandcamp. Videos for two of these German songs can be found on the video page of benedictmoleta.com. In recent months Benedict has also releasd four recordings from the past – live and studio – that were previously available only in obscure locations. Newly mastered, these recordings from 2006 and 2012 are available on Bandcamp only. Further information about Benedict’s music is available at benedictmoleta.com, including full discography, videos and photo album.
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