Mario Batkovic bih

Thursday, August 2nd
Belfry — Bruges
20u30 21u30

The Bosnian-Swiss Mario Batkovic is a virtuoso on the accordion. In the vein of Philip Glass and Steve Reich he explores the possibilities of the instrument to the extreme. With his cinematic compositions he builds a whole new universe where neoclassical, jazz and Balkan melancholia resonate. The result is of a hypnotic, minimalist beauty. Batkovic’s concerts develop into a total experience with a strong visual component. For fans of Nils Frahm, Jóhann Jóhannsson or Ludovico Einaudi, but aficionados of Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s brand of post-rock can appreciate Batkovic just as well.