Listen: Architecture of Loss

Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic musician who has worked with the likes of Björk, Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke and Brian Eno. On Tuesday 17 June, grab your chance to see him perform as he joins City of London Sinfonia to premiere his new work No Nights Dark Enough at the Village Underground. Valgeir is known for his…

Gazelle Twin: The Entire City (review)

In the run up to our Summer Festival, we offered Twitter followers the opportunity to enter Freebie Friday competitions each week with the chance of winning a prize relating to an artist featuring in this season’s events. Paul Murphy won Gazelle Twin’s album The Entire City and has been kind enough to write a review…

Dowland’s 450th Anniversary

For this year’s Summer Festival, our Associate Artist Scanner has curated a mini-series of events inspired by John Dowland’s Flow my Tears/ Lachrimae to coincide with Dowland’s 450th anniversary. On Saturday 8 June, Scanner has invited Bobby Krlic aka The Haxan Cloak and Computer Junk Orchestra to perform unusual contemporary interpretations of Flow my Tears alongside…

A contemporary take on a 600 year old musical masterpiece

Interested in a sneak peek of a premiere happening this summer? Associate Artist Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud shares with us his never-been-heard-before interpretation of John Dowland’s Lachrimae. Listen to this exclusive clip which will be performed in full with a commissioned film by Chris Turner. Check out one of Scanner’s previous collaborations with Chris, G(O)OD+(D)EVIL,…

Introducing Scanner: Associate Artist

Since his controversial work hijacking the airwaves and gathering snippets of intercepted mobile phone conversations, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner has often been dubbed the ‘telephone terrorist’. His unorthodox use of surveillance technologies has earned him a reputation for living on the margins and producing work which challenges mainstream music-making practices. As a critic and commentator…