Úna Keane releases new album << In the Deep >> on 29.11.19, and is excited to be coming to Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, London as part of a 4-date Launch Tour.
Recorded in an old Victorian Railway worker’s cottage in Dublin 8, the record explores themes of connection, communication and flow. Minimalist, ambient in genre, Úna recorded this album on her 100 year old Steck Baby grand Piano using a Tascam DR-44WL hand-held recorder. Each recording was entirely improvised, with no editing. You can even hear the creak of the piano stool.. It’s 1848 meets 2019. This was also her first outing as Producer, although she got some help from collaborator Jack O’Donoghue (aka Meas.Tú) on tracks 1 & 5.
Building on her 2017 Piano Solo LP “As I Wake, Still I Dream” (**** The Irish Times), this new work expands to include Electronics, Soundscapes and an old Typewriter. Looping and layering piano, spoken word & field recordings means that every performance is unique and creates a level of intimacy between performer and audience. An accompanying Light Show of her own animated artwork as well as speed-corrected archive film footage has the effect of drawing an audience even further into the music.
A classically trained pianist with a background in Tech, she mines deep. Inspired by the likes of Max Richter, Laurie Anderson and Arvo Pärt, as well as the pioneering work of the Lumière Brothers & the woodcut prints of Albrecht Dürer, her work lives and breathes in a unique, multidisciplinary space.
To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on RTE & the BBC, and her compositions have been performed at Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Féile na Bealtaine and the National Concert Hall, as well as on many random pianos wherever she finds herself. Her piece “My Panacea” was included on Nils Frahm’s 2017 Piano Day Playlist.