Dustin O’Halloran Plays Under KD Lang

Dustin O’Halloran, also known as one-half of the acclaimed duo Devics, has revealed himself as a highly individual musical virtuoso with his new collection of stunning instrumental piano sonatas, “Piano Solos vol. 2.” The classically-inspired pieces prompted Grammy-winning K.D. Lang to invite O’Halloran on tour with her this spring, beginning in Toronto, February 21.

“Piano Solos vol. 2,” is a timeless array of concertos that fluidly cascade from serene to demanding, seemingly crying out to tell a story with each note. The cinematic opus unravels as if allowing a glimpse into O’Halloran’s soul, or a soundtrack to his memories. The heart-swelling compositions appear fragile, yet haunting, capturing moments of melancholic bliss, brimming with introspection.

With both the recent Devics albums as well as his stunning piano pieces getting radio play on the likes of L.A.’s highly-influential KCRW, O’Halloran is now getting the attention he’s long deserved. His work seduced renowned music supervisor Brian Reitzell, who asked him to assist with the score for Sofia Coppola’s epic historical drama, “Marie Antoinette,” ultimately contributing three songs to the film and soundtrack. This lead to him scoring two independent films scheduled for release in 2008: “Beautiful Ordinary” and “Boy of Pigs.”

Currently residing in Silver Lake, California, O’Halloran originally hails from a remote Italian village, which served as the ideal isolated location for him to record music. Although inspired and influenced by Satie, Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven, he also shares a commonality with contemporaries such as Sigur Ros.

DUSTIN O’HALLORAN ON TOUR WITH K.D. LANG

February 26 – New York, N.Y. @ Lincoln Center/ The Allen Room

February 27 – New York, N.Y. @ Lincoln Center/ The Allen Room

February 28 – New York, N.Y. @ Lincoln Center/ The Allen Room

March 1 – W. Palm Beach, Fla. @ R.F. Kravis Ctr. for the Arts

March 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Broward Center for Perf. Arts

March 3 – Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 5 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Memorial Hall

March 7 – Morgantown, W.V. @ Creative Arts Center

March 11 – Wilmington, Del. @ Grand Opera House

March 12 – Newark, N.J. @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

March 13 – Schenectady, N.Y. @ Proctors Theatre

March 15 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Center for the Arts

March 16 – Waterbury, Conn. @ Palace Theatre

March 19 – Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre

March 20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre

March 22 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theatre

March 23 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theatre

March 25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Palace of Fine Arts

March 26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Palace of Fine Arts

May 24 – Ottawa, ON @ Southam Hall

May 25 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Theatre

May 27 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia Theatre

May 28 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia Theatre

May 30 – London, ON @ Centennial Hall

May 31 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

June 3 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre

June 4 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sid Buckwold Theatre

June 5 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pantages Theatre

June 8 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Jubilee

June 9 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer

June 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre for Performing Arts

Author: James McQuiston

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