Ars Musica goes on celebrating its twentieth anniversary with various shows. There were about forty people in the audience on monday night attending the recital of Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven.
Too few considering the outstanding quality of the performance, and undoubtedly a great number considering the late hour. In a program entitled Songs for an absent film, the belgian pianist has presented some of the flamboyant improvisations to which he holds the secret, and in which one finds both the cultured jazz of Keith Jarrett and the radical demands of the most demanding of minimalists, all this sprinkled with a restrained lyricism playing with the effects of surprise. A decisive demonstration coupled with the exhilaration of the moment.