London SE1 8XX,
After 18 months behind The Purcell Room reopens its doors by launching a brand new artistic strand, Purcell Sessions. Set to feature some of the most talked-about cultural moments of the year ahead, from audiovisual installations to new collaborations and commissions and cross-genre concepts by allowing artists to push the new ground with bold contemporary approaches.
Coby Sey along with the London Contemporary Orchestra brings a new angle to his gruff, haunting sounds and introspective lyrics. His sound is a powerful new addition to the UK’s contemporary music scene. Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham laid down a hazy mix of live instrumentation and electronic-based productions, overlaid by spoken vocals, underscored by muddy beats.
He also hosts a regular slot on NTS which offers a portal into his appealingly murky musical world.
8th December, 2021
Silk Street, London
London Contemporary Orchestra performs one of their biggest live undertakings to date: a continuous 24 hour concert.
Relax into an ambient, meditative experience as visuals by projection artist László Zsolt Bordos kaleidoscopically draw you into a state of deep reflection.
Featuring Iconic durational works by composers Such as Morton Feldman’s six-hour piece String Quartet No 2 taking the audience through the depths of the night as well as appearances and new works from today’s most loved ambient artists, to be announced.
Audience members are encouraged to come and go as they please during the 24 hour period, stay for one, two, or 24 hours…
Silk St, London
Experimental vocalist and composer Circuit Des Yeux performs her new album, alongside strings from the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Eerie and uncannily beautiful, Haley Fohr’s deep, haunting vocals sit at the forefront of her music, atop ambient synths, piano, and organ. Her sound is unhurried and filled with space for meditative pauses – transcendent and hypnotic.
She’s joined by a quintet of soloists from the LCO; they’ll perform material taken from her new record -io, released October 22 on Matador, created during a period of grieving over lockdown.
Silk Street, London
London Contemporary Orchestra performs an orchestral arrangement of The Disintegration Loops; and a solo performance by Basinski of 2020’s Lamentations.
Basinski is a relentless experimentalist, obsessed with reel-to-reel tape decks, the merging of splices of tape, loops, and delay. The Disintegration Loops was born literally from disintegrating tape loops slowly deteriorating as they passed over a tape head – the unexpected result of Basinski’s attempt to transfer his earlier recordings to digital format. These are ambient waves of sound, like heavy breath that washes through the listening body: deeply emotional sounds filled with multiple textures, tones, drones, and shades that are as hauntingly beautiful as they are sombre.