Daylight Music 259: Organ Reframed
Paul Carter with Charlotte Hatherley + Seamus Fogarty & Ed Dowie + Martin White + Yazz Ahmed + James Brady + Alcyona Mick
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12:00 - 14:00
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A generous handful of Daylight Music’s favourite performers get their hands (and feet) on Union Chapel’s historic Henry Willis organ as part of this year’s Organ Reframed festival (13 - 15th October). This special Organ Reframed edition of Daylight Music will boldly explore new avenues of sound - wandering into different worlds of music—from film, to folk, to vaudeville—artists will be putting the organ centre-stage in their work, some for the very first time. Expect new compositions brimming full of magic and wonder, bursting from the pipes of the 140-year-old mechanical marvel.
Performers include Paul Carter; a legend of the film industry, having worked in sound design for the last 15 years on movies like Kick Ass and Kingsmen. Having created the sounds of everything from a school of flying fish to distant engines, he weaves these noises into incredible soundscapes. For this performance, he’ll be joined by Charlotte Hatherley (Ash / Bat for Lashes/ KT Tunstal / Birdy)
Seamus Fogarty & Ed Dowie present a special one-off collaboration tackling a selection of songs that are as old as the organ itself. Both have released music on the brilliant Lost Map label while Seamus’ next release ‘The Curious Hand’, his first for Domino Records, is out on the 6th of October.
Martin White (Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra) debuts a song-cycle of duets for organ and accordion, in which the elder instrument hands down words of wisdom to the younger, hand-held upstart.
Yazz Ahmed + James Brady + Alcyona Mick - expressive, explorative trumpeters Yazz Ahmed and James Brady and pianist and film composer Alcyona Mick will investigate new musical territory in a unique, largely improvised suite. All three are known for their restless search for inspiration beyond the everyday, whether through Yazz's investigations into Arabic scales, James' fascination of Brazilian rhythms, or Alcyona's forays into silent cinema soundtracks, you can expect a rich palette of influences to come into play as the music unfolds.
Organ Reframed – releasing the organ from its traditional roots Friday 13th – 15th October Explore the programme Supported by: Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, Spitfire Audio, Wire, Union Chapel Members & Friends of Union Chapel.