Friday, 3 October 2014

UFO-inspired pianist Arman Ratip to perform concert in Ibiza


One of North Cyprus’ most renowned pianists will be performing a concert in Ibiza tomorrow night. Arman Ratip’s piano recital takes place at the Palacia de Congresos de Ibiza in Santa Eularia des Riu. Playing only his own compositions and arrangements, Ratip’s set will comprise of Jazz and New Age pieces.

A musical child prodigy, the Lefkoşa-born, classically-trained pianist is best known for his avant-garde improvisational style. He will be performing tracks from his seminal album Space Music on Saturday night, with the programme as follows: 1. Alpha Centauri, 2. Vega, 3. Seven Stars, 4. Star People, 5. 14 Hercules, Interval, 6. Andromeda, 7. Deep Space. 8. Barnard's Star, 9. Aldebaran.

The town of Santa Eularia des Riu where the concert venue is located is a haunt for the rich and famous. Celebrated actors, musicians, writers, and artists, along with the exceedingly wealthy all own homes there, making it possible to run into the likes of Madonna or the King of Saudi Arabia. 

Before setting of to Ibiza, Ratip told T-VINE: “It will be very interesting to perform for an audience comprising of Ibiza’s social and cultural elite. What they make of my music…” 

He added, “I have been a UFO researcher for 25 years. The inspiration for my Space Music comes from the star systems in our own Milky Way Galaxy. I feel I have contacts with the extraterrestrials.”

The concert on Saturday 4 October starts at 9pm. Entrance is priced €10

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