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Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra

GIOfest XIV Films: Howard Riley - Cheerfully Beyond Category + Discussion

Sat 27 November 2021

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A photograph of Howard Riley, he leans forward at a piano.

Howard Riley

GIOfest XIV concludes its film programme with Cath Longbottom's film weaving concert and rehearsal footage around an extensive interview with veteran free pianist Howard Riley as he reflects on his career, evolution and ethos. Featuring insights from bassist Barry Guy and drummer Lucas Niggli, it includes gig footage from Riley’s last ever collaboration with Keith Tippett at the Steinway Spirio Two-Piano Festival at London’s PizzaExpress Soho.

I always wanted to play, and I always thought, well if it’s at all possible, this would be my life’s work.

Howard Riley

Directed by Cath Longbottom.

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2:00pm — 4:00pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

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