John Tilbury

What does it mean to listen with the mind as well as the ears? A solo performance from the great avant-garde pianist.

Tilbury is the great avant-garde pianist of our time. We continue to be deeply affected by his thinking on music, politics and ideology: “There is no such thing as an artistic conscience which is not governed by world outlook…the content of a piece of music is not something mysterious, unattainable or elusive. On the contrary, creative listening, that is, listening to music that involves the mind as well as the ears and heart, can attain a measure of understanding of what a composer is saying about the world.” 

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