Video Premiere: Aron Ottignon: Live
We're premiereing an intimate live recording session of New Zealand-born, Paris-based pianist Aron Ottignon who has been steadily expanding his instrumental craft as a jazz pianist – both on his own and in collaboration with artists such as Stromae and Woodkid.
For his latest release, Ottignon sought out the production talents of fellow-antipodean Rodi Kirk, and enlisted UK steel pan and percussion virtuoso Samuel Dubois. The resulting “Starfish E.P.” was a kaleidoscopic ride through electronically-augmented, percussion-heavy 21st century jazz that also takes musical cues from a variety of non-Western music styles.
Ottignon, Kirk and Dubois set up their instruments at the historic Funkhaus Berlin studio for an intimate live recording session. Ableton were on hand to document the full live performance and we have it for you to watch right here, exclusively:
1. SEVEN LONG YEARS
3. THE BELLS
4. RENATA (James Holden)
Watch more videos from Ottignon on Ableton's site here