Daylight Music 192 - School of Noise, Sarah Angliss + Astra Forward

 06 June
 Union Chapel, Islington
 London Borough of Islington - N1 2 - London - United Kingdom
 Daylight Music
A lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake. An event for all ages. Produced by Arctic Circle. Free entry* midday - till 2.00pm (*suggested donation £3.50) | School of Noise, Sarah Angliss + Astra Forward with Alex Hall/Elephant playing improvised music in between acts this week. The SCHOOL of NOISE appear live on stage for the first time performing their own pieces of experimental and electronic music. The group, made up of children ages 7-13, met at the SCHOOL of NOISE workshops where they explored a variety of approaches to creating, sculpting and listening to sound. The project, started by London musician Dan Mayfield, has been influenced by the works of Brian Dennis who ran the Shoreditch Experimental Music School in the late 1960's. The SCHOOL of NOISE include some of his concepts in their music as well as their own original ideas and improvisations. Sarah Angliss is an award winning composer and performer whose music reflects her fascination with European folklore, faded variety acts and long-forgotten machines. Sarah is known for her highly unusual stage set which mixes theremin, saw and ancient instruments with the ensemble of musical robots she’s designed and built to work with her on stage. Sarah has been seen and heard in the Southbank Centre, Bring to Light, Handel House, Vivid, Supernormal, BAFTA, Monomania, The De La Warr Pavilion, Spike Island and many other venues. In 2012, she was commissioned by the National Theatre and Headlong to compose a terse, electronic score for Lucy Prebble’s new play The Effect. She’s been commissioned by the BFI to write live scores for their season Gothic – The Dark Heart of Film (2012, a project co-funded by PRSF). This was followed by music for a live reimagining of The John Wyndham classic The Midwich Cuckoos (2014). Her performance for Daylight Music will feature music from Ealing Feeder, her forthcoming solo album, inspired by the Edward Lovett’s book Magic in Modern London (1925). Astra Forward is a Brighton based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A raw vocal talent, Astra Forward combines acapella, synth organ drones, ethereal harmonies and alternate guitar tunings into her performances. As a singer and keyboardist in The Robot Heart and Diagrams, Astra has toured throughout Europe and the U.K, supporting the likes of Gomez, Ben Ottewell, Athlete and St. Vincent, has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and XFM as well as playing Bestival and End of The Road Festival. In March of this year, Astra Forward performed at the Brighton première of the Elliott Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You. The Brighton Argus wrote of her: ...The stand out performance came from Brighton based Astra Forward, whose brave opening choice, a synth drone driven Roman Candle – not only captured the spirit of the original song, but moulded it into something new. Definitely a talent to watch.

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