Pianist-composer David Virelles – based now in New York but born and bred in Cuba – has taken the folkloric rhythms of Afro-Cuban religious ritual and transmuted them into a 21st-century music resonating with mystery and meaning.
Sound is an element revered in this culture, and that idea – the worship of sound itself – is a shaping force in the performances of Virelles’ compositions.
David has tapped into a musical impulse that is simultaneously ancient and modern, communal and personal, meditative and propulsive.
Requested by popular demand, David will is coming back for his June Residency @ the cell with his Trio featuring Eric McPherson on drums and Thomas Morgan on bass. DON'T MISS OUT!!