Cleedys Roohoff uses the piano to study communication and language development. For 30 years he has actively sequestered himself from the rules and influences that dictate music education, honing a process and style that is idiosyncratic. “I’m not opposed to any type of music, but I’m compelled to understand forms that develop at the periphery.”
While jazz improvisation is a comparison that is often made, Roohoff’s work is perhaps more akin to slam poetry. “I love precision, though just as much I look for raw emotion.” The start of a work is unknown until begins. One note played creates the need for the next. The work unfolds in a different way with each sitting, sometimes in ways that even Roohoff cannot predict.
6:30PM doors open for Piano Bar
$18 Adult, $10 Senior/Military/Youth – Zech Hall