Brussels-based pianist Francesco Tristano has performed with the Hamburg Symphony and at Carnegie Hall; he’s also covered Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May’s “Strings of Life” and collaborated with Berliner dub-minimalist Moritz von Oswald of Basic Channel. His album for Carl Craig’s Planet E, Idiosynkrasia, bridges these classical and electronic worlds, configuring the piano as an instrument of the future. Joining Tristano is his former Julliard piano teacher (and a leading interpreter of Glass, Muhly and Cage), Bruce Brubaker. Later, there’s “We Are Your Friends!” with residents Epistaxis, Reachout, and Nathan Vice.
Thu., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., 2011