Beatrice Dillon & Kuljit Bhamra / Lucy Railton & Khyam Allami
Two groundbreaking musical collaborations, two unmissable premieres.
20:15 Lucy Railton & Khyam Allami
21:30 Beatrice Dillon & Kuljit Bhamra
+ Sterrenplaten (DJ)
Seated concert / Open doors / Drinks allowed inside (bought in STUKcafé)
STUK presents two brand new collaborations between four fascinating actors in contemporary music. The first duo comes from Berlin: cellist Lucy Railton builds on her 2020 release Lament in Three Parts with Oud player, composer and researcher Khyam Allami. The pair's shared interest in transcultural tuning systems is explored in this new work, which centres around resonance, dialogue and lamentation. Alongside their acoustic instruments they interweave precisely tuned synthesisers using Allami and Counterpoint's recently released browser-based software Leimma, a tool for creating and exploring tuning.
London-based composer Beatrice Dillon explores a peculiar no man's land between UK bass, house and contemporary music. Her unique style is rhythmically complex, very transparant and both danceable as cerebral. Her latest album Workaround was The Wire Magazine's best album of 2020. The album sees Dillon work with musicians like Lucy Railton, Laurel Halo and Kuljit Bhamra. Bhamra is a British tabla player and composer, and one of the pioneers of 'bhangra', a popular musical style from the Punjabi diaspora in the UK. His nimble-fingered percussion seamlessly interweaves Dillon's complex rhythmical structures. Both musicians will perform an improvised set focusing on synthetic and rhythmic patterns. The performance will premier Tabla Touch®, a new instrument designed by Kuljit Bhamra and his team at Keda Music Ltd.
Both collaborations were initially commissioned by STUK for Artefact Sound 2021 - Wired for Empathy.