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336: Searching for a Sense of Belonging with Bex Burch & Kim Macari, Maria Grapsa + Ell Kendall

16 October, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Searching for a sense of belonging (across space and time)
with Bex Burch & Kim Macari, Maria Grapsa + Ell Kendall with Joe Harvey-Whyte
16 October 2021 at Grand Junction, Paddington, midday to 2pm

Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity.

[NEW for 2021] Where possible, we recommend you reserve your ticket in advance and we appreciate you supporting the series this Autumn in these uncertain times.

Returning artist to the series Bex Burch (Vula Viel) is a composer, producer and improviser. Bex believes in the transformative power of power of sound and aims to create music which resonates. She builds her own instrument (augmented gyil), and makes music drawing from a wide range of influences including classical, minimalist and Dagaare Ghanaian. Bex is joined for the first time by musician Kim Macari, who is an Artist-Activist immersed in the world of improvised music. Kim believes in the arts as a powerful tool of empowerment, creative expression and social change. As an artist, she performs in a number of improvised settings on trumpet and spoken word and creates graphic scores, often using ekphrasis and data sonification.

Ell Kendall is a sound artist and orchestrator from London, whose music seems to capture a moment in time, freeze it and slowly unravel its essence. His inspiration ranges from avant-garde composers and performance artists to early religious music and ritual. Ell had also recently been creating works for the NHS, researching and developing new music to aid patient well-being and respiratory rehabilitation in the wake of the pandemic. This is music very much locked in this moment.

Tomorrow’s Warriors return to the series this time presenting Athens-born Maria Grapsa. Her music influences are diverse and include a classical music background, Greek origins and world, folk and Latin influences, all meeting at the boundaries of jazz.  Like Ell her music explores the existential themes of time and the relationship we carve and create with it as human beings. This afternoon explores how personal and social changes can affect us throughout our lives especially when it comes to our creativity. Let thought and reflection guide you through the music.

This week Joe Harvey-Whyte joins the dots between the artists and welcoming you to the space. Joe is an ambient composer, Pedal Steel guitarist and sound designer he began making immersive soundscapes to help ease his insomnia and tinnitus. Joe’s work as a session pedal steel player includes recordings with Tony Visconti, Billy Bragg, The Magic Numbers, Francis Rossi, Susanne Sundfor and The Hanging Stars. ⠀

More about our series and long-term challenges –

An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can.


16 October, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Grand Junction
Rowington Cl, London W2 5TF
London, W2 5TF United Kingdom
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020 7266 8258

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