Di, 15/11/2022, 20:30 Uhr


Quentin Tolimieri

Record release concert

Quentin Tolimieri, solo piano
Monochromes (Elsewhere Music 2022)

Doors 19:30 / Concert 20:30
Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

Monochromes is a triple album of 15 standalone pieces recorded by composer-pianist Quentin Tolimieri between March 2018 and December 2021.

According to composer Michael Pisaro-Liu, "A Tolimieri Monochrome consists of a single idea (a gesture, technique, or phrase) that unfolds in time. As the idea extends itself, organically developing variation begins to filter in, but each piece remains within a narrowly defined compass. With their tight focus on a single technique, the Monochromes might be distantly related to piano etudes or exercises, but unlike those genres, these pieces are not didactic."

Says Tolimieri, "It always felt to me that the piano was a bit limited by a kind of music history embedded in its construction: equal temperament, a particular kind of tone quality, even the way the keys are laid out is not from any kind of acoustic necessity but is, rather, a representation of European harmony."


With support from Neustart Kultur, Initiative Musik gGmbH, and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medie


  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Doors 19:30 / Concert 20:30
  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin