Known for his brilliant technique and captivating improvisations, Belgian jazz pianist Casimir Liberski is set to make his Malaysian debut. “Casimir Liberski's Songs of His Life - Belgian Jazz in KL”, brought to you by The Embassy of Belgium in Kuala Lumpur and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), will be performed for one night only on 18 November 2023 in Pentas 2, klpac.
Befitting his first solo outing here in Malaysia, Liberski not only brings a taste of Belgian jazz but something much more personal. He has handpicked a selection of “small masterpieces” that have marked his personal journey, weaving a collective memory and nostalgia that draws from jazz, soundtracks, classical music and pop.
It is hard to pigeonhole Liberski, who is always pushing the boundaries. Drawing from a wide range of influences including Nintendo games, grunge and alternative rock and even cartoons, his music has often been described as moving, exhilarating and atypical. Each album is different from the next - “Brussels 2020” (2020), “Cosmic Liberty” (2019), “Atomic Rabbit” (2012), “The Caveless Wolf” (2012) and “Evanescences” (2008).
This keen artistic spirit has always run in his blood. Before he decided that music was his calling, he was set on making comics and drawing. The same can be said for his filmmaker father, Stefan Liberski, who is also a writer, actor and author. In fact, he has composed a number of soundtracks for his father’s films, including “Tokyo Fiancée” (2014), which won him a nomination for best screen composer at Ghent’s film festival, and “Bunker Paradise” (2005).
Apart from performing solo, Liberski also performs in a trio called The Zelda Suite Project which gives a jazz spin on retro video game themes.
Tickets for “Casimir Liberski's Songs of His Life - Belgian Jazz in KL” are priced at RM65 flat and can be purchased via bit.ly/songs-of-his-life. For more information, visit www.klpac.org, call 03 4047 9000 or WhatsApp +6018 227 7212.