February 21, 2023
Celebrate the piano with Sofia Ilyas and friends.
Sofia Ilyas (FLOAT, formerly Erased Tapes) is set to run an event celebrating World Piano Day on March 31 at The National Gallery.
The free-to-attend event will run from 12pm to 5pm and features a curated line-up of performers embracing post-impressionism, inspired by the Gallery’s After Impression: Inventing Modern Art exhibition.
Artists performing on the day include experimental artist Yaw Evans, educator and beekeeper Lily Hunter Green and Japanese electronic musician Hinako Omori. Check out the full lineup below.
“It’s an exceptional lineup of artists pushing the boundaries with bespoke pieces celebrating the piano–expect the sounds of bees emanating from a home found in the instrument, a contemporary dance performed throughout, and much more,” explains Ilyas.
“As a Pakistani woman in the UK fascinated by the history of art since studying an Art A-level, The National Gallery has always been an inspiring and aspirational environment. In each visit throughout the years since, whilst growing my career in music, I’ve continued to be in awe of its ability to progress culture and to come full circle and be hosting an event here feels surreal.”
You can find out more here.