Kicking off our Summer Festival tomorrow is ambient trip-hop group Open Souls. A new collaboration between beatboxer/sound artist Jason Singh, Indian classical vocalist Ranjana Ghatak and Polar Bear percussionist Seb Rochford, Open Souls blend together diverse musical styles to form a unique cross-genre sound. Have a listen to their new atmospheric release Ram Bhajan.
All three artists are each successful in their own right: Jason Singh has worked with Nitin Sawney, Susheela Raman, the V&A, Royal Albert Hall, BFI and National Portrait Gallery; Ranjana Ghatak, who often works with young people on our Learning and Participation programme, trained with acclaimed vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata, India, and has worked with Akram Khan and Soumik Datta; and Mercury Prize nominee Seb Rochford has collaborated with Leafcutter John, Brian Eno, and Herbie Hancock!
Open Souls are performing tomorrow evening at Bishopsgate Institute from 8.00pm-10.00pm. Tickets will be available to purchase online until 7pm on Friday evening, and can also be bought from the box office at Bishopsgate Institute fifteen minutes before the start of the performance. Full price tickets are £16 (students £5, under 26s and jobseekers £12).