Sounduk and Band on the Wall present the captivating singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Seaming To and Icelandic experimental electronic artist Kira Kira for a night of beautiful, boundary-breaking music.
“the voice of the 21st century” BBC Radio 1
“Seaming’s vocal styling is impressively kaleidoscopic.” Clash Magazine
Seaming To has contributed her unique vocals to the music of Robert Wyatt, Herbaliser and Cinematic Orchestra. Hot on the heels of her debut CD Seaming, she presents the first UK tour of her song cycle Songs For My Grandmother. A compelling tribute to one woman through the eyes of her granddaughter, the performance features Seaming, acclaimed concert pianist Enloc Wu, plus spycorders, vintage electronics and the poetry of Judy Kendall.
Hailing from a family of concert pianists, Seaming studied opera at the Royal Northern College of Music and began her career as part of Manchester super groups Homelife and Graham Massey’s Toolshed. She has since performed around the world, her experimental ethos and multi- instrumental mastery enabling her to collaborate with some of the most inventive artists of the last decade. These include: Jean Claude Vannier, Punchdrunk Theatre, Herbaliser, Leila on Warp records, electronic outfit Funckarma, James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), Michael England, Forkbeard Fantasy Theatre, avant garde pianist Leon Michener, Bordeaux Symphony Orchestra, composer Larry Goves, and pianist Matthew Bourne.
Kira Kira is the alias of Icelandic composer and audio/visual artist Kristin Björk Kristjansdottir. A founder member of Kitchen Motors, a mischievous label and collective based on experiments in electronic music and arts, she continually breaks boundaries between forms and genres. Her opening set incorporates material from her latest album Feathermagnetik and first feature film Grandma Lo-fi – The Basement Tapes of Sigridur Nielsdottir, celebrated in MoMA and festivals around the world.
Presented by sounduk and Band on the Wall.
Songs For My Grandmother originally commissioned by Chinese Arts Centre.
This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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Funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation