Storyteller Jan Blake and drummer John Predare take us on an inspiring tale – The Birth of Sundiata Keita –from its origins in 13th-century Africa to the conflicts in our own time where its telling has been forbidden.
Soprano and composer Héloïse Werner performs her beguiling solo opera exploring language and identity, The Other Side Of The Sea, written in collaboration with poet Octavia Bright, visual artist Jessie Rodger and director Emily Burns.
Cryptic, in association with Night School Records, presents multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ela Orleans, in an intimate audio-visual staging of her new album, Movies for Ears – a richly textured retrospective of her songs spanning a decade of recordings.
The legendary Suzanne Ciani, first female recipient of the Moog Innovation Award, is a composer, recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music and sound design. She brings her performance on a Buchla 200e in quadraphonic sound to Kings Place as part of Venus Unwrapped.
Aurora Orchestra travels to a land of soaring mountains and haunting myths, conjuring up the evocative drama of Scotland – from its folk music to its landscape – in the company of pianist Ronald Brautigam.