Tuesday 7 March 2017, 7.30pm
John Uren, Her Own Dying Moments
Leo Chadburn, The Indistinguishables
Christopher Redgate, solo oboe
Klara Lewis + Nik Colk Void
Klara Lewis is a critically acclaimed sound sculptress who has performed in clubs and art galleries around the world. Lewis builds her work from heavily manipulated samples and field recordings, creating a unique combination of the organic and the digital. Her debut album Ett was released by Editions Mego in 2014. Later the same year her Msuic EP was released by Swedish producer Peder Mannerfelt. She was named Emerging Artist of the Year by BBC 6 Music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs. Lewis is currently collaborating with Simon Fisher Turner and Rainier Lericolais on a series of live performances of their new soundtrack to Walter Ruttmann’s classic 1927 silent film Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt. She is also collaborating with To Rococo Rot member and raster-noton artist Robert Lippok. Lewis’ second album Too was released in 2016 on Editions Mego to great acclaim.
Founded in 2014 by violinist Phillip Granell, Phaedra has evolved from its inception as a string quartet to a larger collective of like-minded performers, drawn from London’s diverse musical landscape.
2023 sees the culmination of their collaboration with the extraordinary vocalist/composer Meredith Monk, with the forthcoming release of their debut album featuring the first recording of her only string quartet Stringsongs plus two works for larger ensemble.
Previous UK performances include Kings Place, The Barbican, Kammer Klang @ Cafe Oto, Royal Festival Hall & Purcell Rooms, The Royal Opera House, and internationally at NYU Arts Center (Abu Dhabi), and La Seine Musicale (Paris). They have been broadcast and performed live on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance.fm.
Leo Chadburn is a composer and performer of experimental and electronic music, “avant-pop” and music for the gallery. Recent works include The Indistinguishables (2014) for Quatour Bozzini, Freezywater (2016) for Apartment House and RED & BLUE (2015), a solo performance based on the Cold War correspondence between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. His collaborative work includes projects with visual artists including Jennet Thomas (The Unspeakable Freedom Device, 2015) and Cerith Wyn Evans (Imagination Dead Imagine, 2013), and his discography includes four solo albums and remixes for Owen Pallett, Grizzly Bear and Seb Rochford. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6 Music and his writing has appeared in publications including the Wire, the Quietus and Frieze.