£25 adv + bf
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Ticket ABC (e-tickets only)
Dice tickets (App purchases only)
See Tickets / 0871 220 0260
See Tickets are also selling a £50 VIP Package
VIP Package (Limited to 100) includes:
- Concert Ticket
- Harold Budd in conversation (takes place at Café Oto)
- Signed/Numbered Concert Poster
All times are subject to change on the night
19:00 - Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open
20:00 - Show Starts
22:30 - Curfew
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 19:00. Limited 18:30 dinner reservations are available above, when tickets go on sale. The Bar is also open at 18:30 to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
On the Menu at Margins Cafe:
Please check back for menu
Access to the cafe at 18:30 is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Harold Budd, 82 year old, Mojave Desert resident, American minimalist composer and acknowledged 'ambient music master’ (Guardian 2015) plays an extremely rare concert, in fact his first in London for some 17 years.
Budd’s distinctive ‘soft-pedal’ piano and electronic pieces ease you into a calmer more reflective world view, a never more needed balm to the daily Trumpian, Brexited confusions and uncertainties.
Back in 1978 Brian Eno made sure that Budd’s work was the second release he produced for his pioneering ‘Ambient' music label Obscure records - a ground breaking and influential cultural manifesto of the time that established the now ubiquitous (and often much misunderstood ) musical genre.
Oft described as 'The Godfather of Ambient music’ Mr Budd himself shuns all such labelling, but equally used the then new genre to escape both the academic, and classical Minimalist music worlds to give space to his own, more naturalistic, compositions.
Genre resistant - Budd has since regularly worked with post Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie whose collaborations scored various contemporary films and electronicist John Foxx (ex Ultravox).
In 2005 Budd ‘mistakenly’ (he was having health problems) announced his imminent retirement, playing a sold-out ‘farewell' show at Brighton Dome - the night was awash with collabortive well-wishers including Messrs Guthrie & Foxx, along with Gavin Bryars, Bill Nelson, Jah Wobble and David Sylvian amongst others.
Fortunately his health recovered, and with his faith restored he's working again (including a return to keyboard and string based compositions). He enjoys travelling, particularly in Europe and the UK. "America does not interest me much” but always an ardant collaborator and experimenter he is joined here by Ireland’s Vespertine Quintet. "I hope to see some of my old friends again - whom ever might drift by”. Support is Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner.