Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard has been described as â€śabsolutely heavenlyâ€ť (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as â€śan ambient masterclassâ€ť (Musosâ€™ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howardâ€™s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior and Jeff Mills, capturing audiences with contemporary classical arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Though wordless, Howardâ€™s songs perform a function unique to music as a medium â€“ that of evoking without describing, bringing listeners to a feeling which defies articulating.
Now signed to UK label Mercury KX (Lambert, Olafur Arnalds, Solomon Grey) and joined live by drummer and collaborator Daniel Farrugia, 2017 has Howard working across several projects: arranging the keyboard works of photographer William Eggleston, a pioneer of colour photography; a European tour culminating with a sold-out performance at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; and a new record.
Howard is one of Australiaâ€™s foremost practitioners of contemporary classical music. Having already accomplished so much and with more on the horizon, he is set to captivate audiences worldwide.