A PIANIST will be appearing at a Pershore venue performing a concert this November.

Chris Long presents the eighth of his programmes described as eclectic music for adventurous listeners in the monthly concert series Pianoscapes on Sunday, November 4.

Taking place at St Andrew's Centre by the Abbey, and using a 'wide sonic palette' through a range of keyboards, Mr Long's concerts have previously included music ranging from Bach to Brubeck and from Pink Floyd to Frank Zappa.

The concert is being held on November 4 from 2.30pm.

"My goal is to provide, for an hour or so, a small oasis of calm and culture," Mr Long said.

"The power of music in all its forms and styles is indisputable, and Sunday afternoon is a great time get together with like-minded listeners and hear a wide range of music - as well as share a cup of tea and some fantastic homemade cake.

"I try to play a balance of music where the familiar rubs shoulders with something new, and I always include improvisation as well as composed music. No borders, no genre boundaries: it's an 'ocean of sound' approach in an intimate and welcoming environment."

Mr Long's wide-ranging influences come from a career that includes studies with contemporary composers including Gavin Bryars and Stephen Montague; working and performing with Blur-frontman Damon Albarn and multi-instrumentalist David Coulter; and, more recently, working on the music of Robert Fripp (King Crimson) with vocal quintet Excelsa Voces.

As well as performing and teaching Mr Long accompanies a range of choirs including Vocal High, Tarantara and the Avon Singers.

In addition to the November 4 concert Mr Long will also be appearing at the venue on November 25, from 2.30pm. Tickets for both concerts cost £8 and are on sale at Blue, 19 Broad Street, Pershore.

For more details visit chrislongmusic.co.uk.