Friday 16 September 2022

Organ Reframed : Union Chapel

Union Chapel,
9b Compton Terrace,
London N1 2UN,
United Kingdom

 

Organ Reframed is the only festival of its kind in the UK. It has been commissioning innovative music, introducing new artists and attracting new audiences to this versatile instrument since 2016

Organ Reframed is curated by acclaimed artist Claire M Singer, known for her experimental approach to the organ she has created a unique festival at Union Chapel, home to one of the finest organs in the world.

On the 16th September 2022 (rescheduled from September 2021) the fourth annual Organ Reframed returns to Union Chapel with a programme packed full of cutting edge new works from artists at the forefront of experimental music. Alongside headline performances, the two-day international festival will also feature talks, masterclasses, an interactive soundscape and family-friendly workshops.

Organ Reframed launches with three new works composed and performed by artists known for redefining their fields: Anna von Hausswolff renowned for her gothic organ creations “Anna von Hausswolff is reinventing rock ’n roll, producing work that is radical yet familiar and shimmering with invention.” – The Observer, enigma Abul Mogard a synth visionary “the music cuts through all the grime of a developed perception and leaves its essence in pure form.” – Headphone Commute and Ipek Gorgun a composer of energetic, textural masterpieces“patiently stitching together a whole sonic universes” – Pitchfork. All three works for organ, electronics and the London Contemporary Orchestra will push Union Chapel’s sonic possibilities to the extreme.

On Saturday evening join us for the world premiere of Voci del Vento by Chris Watson and Claire M Singer. A new multichannel diffusion work for field recordings, organ, the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir.

16th – 18th September 2022
Union Chapel
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Friday 16 September 2022

Purcell Sessions: Teebs X LCO

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

A member of Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label and the My Hollow Drum collective, Teebs’ style involves recording, layering, altering, and organising several sounds, including, harps, shakers, drum taps and even tape peeling.

Teebs released his first album, Ardour, on Brainfeeder in 2010. LA Weekly called it ‘one of the most delicate and lovely albums of the year.’

Working in unison with the London Contemporary Orchestra, electronic musician and painter Teebs lays down his delicately assembled, off-kilter beats.

Friday 16th Sept,
Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Saturday 1 October 2022

Djrum X LCO

Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

Djrum, an electronic producer whose high-speed tracks race and glitter, plays a live show adding the orchestration of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

He is a perennially acclaimed underground artist who’s quietly built a list of fans that reads like a who’s who of contemporary dance music.

He’s known for his ability to deftly fuse a range of genres including techno, ambient, modern classical, jazz, broken beat, samba, dubstep, jungle, footwork and gabber.

Djrum is a keen listener of all things new and old, whether it be singer and composer Meredith Monk, early sacred music like Palestrina, John Cage’s solo piano works or more lately the rhythmic experimentation of the artists on Livity Sound or Ilian Tape

Saturday 1st Oct,
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Sunday 2 October 2022

Loraine James X LCO

Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

 

The London Contemporary Orchestra line up a collaborator crafting intimate, bass-heavy, glitchy productions – Loraine James.

She grew up in Enfield, north London. Her wide exposure to jazz, electronica, UK drill and grime, reassembled through her intuitive skills and intimate, almost diaristic approach to music-making can be heard on the colourful mix-up of her Hyperdub debut album For You And I.

Sunday 2nd Oct,
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Sunday 16 October 2022

Purcell Sessions: Charles Hayward X LCO

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

Charles Hayward is a drummer, singer and composer, and was a founding member of the experimental rock groups This Heat and Camberwell Now. Since the late 1980s he has concentrated on solo projects and collaborations, including Massacre (with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith), Monkey Puzzle Trio and Albert Newton (with Pat Thomas and John Edwards).

Throughout a nearly 50-year career Hayward has developed idiosyncratic attitudes and insights into a wide range of soundwork, spanning improvisation, song and sound as sound, using order and chaos as creative energies.

For this show he’s joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra for a new collaboration.

Sunday 16th Oct,
Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Sunday 6 November 2022

Purcell Sessions: Sote X LCO

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

Known for creating compositions that range from the delicate to the abrasive, using sounds both of acoustical and electronic origins, Sote sees music as the expression of cultural habits in sound and anti-sound (silence). Seeking to expand these traditions, he creates music that, while rooted in many cultures at once, belongs to none in particular.

Sote’s work deals with various blueprints, in particular his solo all synthetic music, his electro-acoustic audiovisual group project, and his multi-channel sound installations.

Ata ‘Sote’ Ebtekar composes music with the conviction that rules must be deconstructed and rethought – the London Contemporary Orchestra is happy to indulge.

Sunday 6th Nov,
Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Friday 25 November 2022

Purcell Sessions: KMRU X LCO

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX,
United Kingdom

Joseph Kamaru, known as KMRU, is a sound artist and experimental ambient musician currently based in Berlin, where he is a student in sound studies and sonic arts at Universität der Künste.

His works touch on field recording, improvisation, noise, ambient, machine learning, radio art and expansive hypnotic drones.

Envelop yourself in the ambient sounds and field recordings of KMRU, as he collaborates with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Friday 25th Nov,
Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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