As the country’s music venues remain closed, Musicity moves online to present a day of live performances, celebrating both new music and South London architecture, as part of London Festival of Architecture and Make Music Day. From 1pm on Sunday 21 June, a six-hour live stream will feature new music, inspired by London architecture, including London Bridge locations The Shard, London Bridge Station, Southwark Cathedral and Bermondsey Street Tunnel in London Bridge, as well as The Albany, The Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham and Nunhead Cemetery. Musicity at Home will be hosted by the founder of Musicity, Nick Luscombe , former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction and Musicity’s Project Manager Solen Fluzin, with video art and coverage provided by contemporary video artist James Alec Hardy. London Bridge City will show parts of the programme on its ECN digital display screens at The Scoop amphitheatre at More London. “Musicity will take you on a musical and architectural journey across London from the comfort of your home. You’ll experience sounds, music and stories and discover all sorts of places that you’ll want to visit afterwards.” – Nick Luscombe, Musicity Founder New Musicity tracks will be available to listen to from home Musicity builds a clear connection between music and places. Twenty five musicians and recording artists have previously created 25 audio tracks following the Low Line walking route through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, now continuing across South London. Each site-specific composition could previously only be heard at each location, but can be streamed free of charge by selecting locations on www.musicityglobal.com/cities/musicity-x-low-line. New tracks will also be available to stream anywhere in the world from at musicityglobal.com. The artists Participating artists include rising electronic producer, instrumentalist and DJ Neue Grafik; audacious neo-classical composer Angèle David-Guillou; multi-instrumentalist singer and wanderer Clémentine March; multi-talented artist Laima, from the São Paulo contemporary art scene; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone ; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle ; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono . Keep an eye on Musicity’s social media channels for more information about the artists over the coming weeks. Musicity is supported by Team London Bridge, Diaphonique and Arts Council England .
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Join the Underdog Gallery every Wednesday night for our live underground jazz residency with a quartet from The New Jazz Mags. Doors at 6pm. Free entry. Choose a cocktail from their latest pop up with Mixtales Cocktails, kick back and relax with great art and music. The New JazzMags (NJM’s) are a seven-piece vocal-led hip jazz and underground funk grooves band. Operating since 2013, the NJM’s features an all-star line up of top London based musicians with many years of live and recorded music performance between them. Influences span Jazz, Soul and Funk repertoires and draw on the work of artists/bands like The Meters, Melvin, Sparks, Galactic, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Quantic and Stevie Wonder. Find out more
Kansas Smitty’s House Band are coming to the Bridge Theatre for a special performance on the 9th December. This tight-knit outfit makes jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity and joy. Book tickets The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show. 2018 has been a landmark year so far. The House Band was recently nominated for Best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM and has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.
The Underdog Gallery‘s Punk Rock and Roll Art Show will open on Friday 26th October 2018 with blistering live performances from true punk heroes and artwork by legends of the 1977 punk scene onwards. Now in its fifth year, the show has built a reputation for hosting exclusive and new art by musicians from various punk, rock and roll bands and their friends as well as a storming opening party. The Punk Rock And Roll Art Show is a free exhibition showcasing original affordable artwork, with an evening launch party headlines by gentleman’s punk band The Fallen Leaves, playing a fuse of The Who and The Ramones style rock. The exhibition will be open daily Saturday- Monday from 11-7pm.