Bird on the Wire and Kings Place are thrilled to announce an intimate Hall Two show with Lambert, the enigmatic pianist and composer from Hamburg, Germany, whose unique and original compositions blurs lines between contemporary and traditional classical music.
Five years ago, Lambert appeared for the first time. Well, better to say he was heard from. The person behind the Sardinian bull mask remains unrecognised to this day. There are many rumours about who and what could be hidden behind this mask. And that’s a good thing.
Lambert’s playing is internationally known and in demand. Renowned artists such as José González, Deichkind and Moderat have asked for reworks of their tracks and received unique new interpretations. In these five years, Lambert released four solo albums and toured halfway across the continent. After releasing two albums in 2018, one in collaboration with electronics producer Stimming and one with Chicago folk singer Brookln Dekker, in May 2018 Lambert reduced his focus again: alone and disguised at the piano.
Lambert’s harmonies speak a clear language: melodies between the Beatles and this Chopin meet rhythmic structures and thrilling movements that reference modern electronic dance music. Lambert doesn’t seem to care about popularity or high culture. After all, it doesn’t matter because it is as superficial and deceptive as any outward appearance.
Lambert’s next works will certainly teach the world a better lesson again. For just as many personalities could be behind this mask, a single genre can certainly not be enough for this sound cosmos. Perhaps this is the best location for the hidden: everywhere and nowhere, but always exactly there. And that’s a good thing.