We went along to see Wicked, now running at Bord Gais Energy Theatre until 1 September.
Kitt Philippa (KP) searches for grace, and the luminous, in words met with music. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel.
The songs may often reflect perilous times yet in so doing, KP takes us out of ourselves and into the most rarefied state. The latest single ‘Human’ is an emotive plea, a call to be close and to be kind, to rediscover that most beautiful denominator. “Times are troubling,” and while “…there’s an acknowledgement of that pain, somehow hope tries to rouse you.”
KP has performed music with The Ulster Orchestra, has been featured on the playlists of Mary Anne Hobbs, Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens, Philly Taggart, Tom Ravenscroft and has silenced audiences in Berlin, London, Dublin, and Belfast: the place currently called home. The upcoming summer tour will feature contributions from a live string quartet, live percussion and KPs signature layers and loops.
THIS PRIZE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED. Tickets to see Kitt Philippa live in concert at East Side Tavern Dublin this Thursday 12 July 2018 are available here.
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