Friday 3.5 at 4pm at Arkadia: Winter Leaves (2011-12) by pianist and composer Mark Lockett

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Winter Leaves (2011-12) by pianist and composer Mark Lockett on Friday 3.4 at 4pm at Arkadia(Nervanderinkatu 11)

This group of piano pieces follows on from other works exploring calendrical cycles such as 6s and 7s and The Big Haiku. There are 49 pieces all composed between December 2011 and January 2012 – one per day as the title of each indicates.

A performance can consist of any number of the pieces in any order, so the performer chooses which ones to play.

Consistent with the numerous pieces entitled feuille d’album, albumblatt, etc of 19th century composers, these pieces are short and
don’t follow any prescribed form. Each one is dedicated to an artist or musician friend as a token of admiration and friendship, and although they’re not intended to be musical portraits, there is perhaps some subconscious hommage-paying at work, which Mark prefers not to analyse!

You are all very welcome.

Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.

Mark Lockett was a lecturer in world music and ethnomusicology at the Birmingham Conservatoire from 1989 to 2002. He now lives in the south of France. He has taught at the University of Toulouse and has run music workshops in the psychiatric hospital of Limoux for a number of years. Current projects include an electro-jazz duo with cellist Stanley Adler and an opera for soloists, chamber orchestra and gamelan entitled Debusi. His choral work Cloudcuckooland is receiving its first performance by the choir Aava in Helsinki later this evening.