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Lubomyr Melnyk


Yale Union (map) Southeast
Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Finding a genre distinction with which to frame the music of Lubomyr Melnyk is a difficult task. The Ukranian-born musician—often cited as the world's fastest pianist, capable of playing 19.5 notes per second with each hand simultaneously—could fall very easily under the contemporary classical fold, as his work feels like an extension of the melodic principles set forth by composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Philip Glass. But there's a fluidity to his work that allows him to find a comfortable home among the post-rock community as well, especially when looking at The Watchers, his 2013 collaboration with guitarist James Blackshaw that finds the musicians blending melodic figures together into a complex tapestry. Whatever box you want to place Melnyk in, the bigger picture remains that he's a rare talent and one worthy of witnessing in person at this, his first-ever performance in Portland. ROBERT HAM

Yale Union

800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. 2014
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