Pianist and Singer Benjamin Clementine (From the Archives)


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With his dramatic voice, his elliptical but emotive songs, his classically-derived piano playing, and his striking presence on stage, British artist, poet, vocalist, composer, and musician Benjamin Clementine occupies a singular place in the music world – somewhere between art music and pop. Clementine's debut album At Least for Now won the 2015 Mercury Prize; he was named knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2019, and together with his spouse and artistic/musical partner, Flo Morrissey, has put out music with as The Clementines earlier in 2020. He joined us at our piano back in 2016 to play music from that Mercury Prize-winning record. (From the Archives.)

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