Jill Richards

Pianist, Sound artist, Improviser

Jill Richards is a Johannesburg based pianist, sound artist and improviser. Coming from a classical music background, she she specialises in contemporary piano music, as well as free improvisation. She works with people from various disciplines (music, visual, acting) and has sonic collaborations with artists living both in South and abroad. These include Jurgen Meekel and Barend Engelbrecht, her partners in “Sonic Excavations: layers of listening in Joburg“.
Jill is passionate about contemporary Johannesburg and its surrounds, as well as its rich and diverse history which ranges from the Cradle of Humankind – the earliest humans – to the vibrant youthful city it is today. She is very excited about exploring this sonically, in both real and imagined ways.
Her performing work includes concerts, recordings and chamber music.