Daylight Music 273
Poppy Ackroyd + Charlie Stacey + Matt Emery
Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)
All ages welcome
All of the money from your ticket goes to the running costs of the event and expenses of bringing these bands, from all over the country, to the venue. We couldn’t run these events without your generosity – it makes the whole thing possible, so thank you!
12:00 - 14:00
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There’s no need to book in advance for Daylight Music, just come along on the day.
Our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved but if you have any specific access requirements please do get in touch.
Poppy Ackroyd’s music is simply staggering and seeing her live is an experience quite unlike any other. An intriguing, always challenging performer, her compositions are towering and glorious and a perfect match with the fabulous acoustics of Union Chapel.
There’s also a chance to see the jazz keyboardist / pianist Charlie Stacey; he’s taking a break from touring with Phresoul and the Yussef Dayes Trio to play Daylight Music. Plus, this week brings Matt Emery to Union Chapel; he’s an artist, composer and producer who’s attracting a lot of attention. His music swings from melancholia to jubilation, through tension, beauty and dark ambience, delivered with sombre grace.
Poppy Ackroyd is a composer from London, currently based in Brighton. Classically trained on violin and piano, she makes music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from just these two instruments.
Her debut album ‘Escapement’ was released in December 2012 and a DVD – ‘Escapement Visualised’ – featuring bespoke visuals by Lumen for each track on the album, was released in September 2014.
‘Feathers’, her second album, followed in November 2014, and builds on the concept behind her debut, with most of the sounds again coming from the violin and the piano, however this time the tracks also feature other keyboard and string instruments.
In 2017 she signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian and released a mini album ‘Sketches’ in August. ‘Sketches’ is an acoustic solo piano album comprising of 10 tracks. Six of these are reworkings of tracks from ‘Escapement’ and ‘Feathers’, the other four are arrangements of new tracks from latest full album ‘Resolve’.
Resolve is out now on One Little Indian Records (released 02.02.2018). Again largely piano and violin based, it features guest instrumentalists for the first time – Manu Delago on hang, Mike Lesirge on flute and clarinets and Jo Quail on cello.
Poppy is a member of Joe Acheson’s live project Hidden Orchestra (Tru Thoughts Recordings) and has worked on numerous projects with other musicians, artists, filmmakers, animators, dancers and actors.
Matt Emery is an artist, composer and producer living in London. His debut Album 'Empire' was released in Sept 2017 on Injazero Records receiving support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, KEXP, Amazing Radio, XLR8R, Clash, Self Titled Mag, The Ransom Note and Headphone Commute. Emery sold out his first headline show at Old Church St Pancras in October 2017 and has seen his profile benefit from various placements across TV and Cinema accumulating over 30 million youtube views from his GoPro online ads. There is melancholia, jubilation, tension, beauty, dark ambience all deftly navigated within its various movements. Though it is delivered with the sombre grace of heavyweights such as Ludovico Einaudi and Ólafur Arnalds.