A first time collaboration between Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist Moor Mother and the London Contemporary Orchestra, The Great Bailout is free verse poem that acts as a non linear word map about colonialism, slavery and commerce in Great Britain and her commonwealth. Moor Mother is a representative of Afro-futurism with her social activist texts and furiously experimental electronics.
Merging social realism with eerily surreal imagery and an immediacy of delivery, Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is unmatched in inventiveness. A musician, poet and visual artist, Camae has performed around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, Bell Hooks and more. Camae is a vocalist with Irreversible Entanglements, Moor Jewelry, 700bliss and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Opening sets come from South London producer Klein and violinist Galya Bisengalieva
In a year-long collaborative programme, LCO joins forces with globally-respected independent record label Erased Tapes to create a season of experimental new works in the Southbank Centre’s most intimate venue, The Purcell Room. Featuring handpicked Erased Tapes artists, each performance in the Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes x LCO series is the culmination of an afternoon of experimental workshops, where you can see the composers and players working together to test and develop new methods.
#4 / December 2019 / Hatis Noit
Be the first to hear new music created by vocalist Hatis Noit and LCO at this performance which rounds off a year of Erased Tapes x LCO sessions at The Purcell Room.
The Japanese vocal performer’s EP Illogical Dance, released in 2018, creates unique song-worlds with transcendent vocal interpretations that at once deconstruct and recombine Western classical, Japanese folk and nature’s own ambient atmosphere. Inspired by gagaku – Japanese classical music – and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop vocalists, the record was co-produced by Haruhisa Tanaka and Björk collaborators Matmos.
Afternoon drop-in workshop sessions: free to attend (no ticket required)
Evening performance: £15