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June 2019

307 The Slowest Lift, Laura Jurd & Chris Batchelor + ORE

1 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

Daylight Music returns for the summer with a fanfare, starting the season with an array of experimental brass-themed acts. West Yorkshire's The Slowest Lift (Sophie Cooper and Julian Bradley), present a new chapter in the long-running tradition of radical English music duos. Cooper (an accomplished solo performer and collaborator) and Bradley (from frequent VHF delinquents Vibracathedral Orchestra) play a kind of gentle post-industrial psychedelia, a ghostly tapestry of earthen whirring, phantasmal resonances, sheets of textured skree and touching, hazy vocals.…

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308 Come As You Are: Jam Tarts Choir & Independent Country

8 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

Daylight Music goes to the indie disco in its own inimitable fashion with the Jam Tarts choir and Independent Country, who will be teaming up for an unforgettable rendition of the Nirvana song of the event title, and expect a surprise or two on the Chapel’s organ... Independent Country, a six-piece band from Birmingham, play your favourite indie hits in a country music style. Here are songs originally by the Happy Mondays, the Smiths, Blur, Jesus and Mary Chain, Pulp…

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309 From Call To Choir

15 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

From Call To Choir part of our celebration of 10 Years of Daylight Music at Union Chapel, Islington. What happens when the call of one voice captures the imagination of others? Starting with one singer and finishing with hundreds, this edition of Daylight Music will see numbers of voices grow to fill every corner of the Union Chapel. Dominic Stichbury (Chaps Choir, Bellow Fellows) and Ben See (La La La Records) are gathering singers together to celebrate the infectious power…

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310 Piney Gir: Midsummer Madness with She Choir + Oly Ralfe

22 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

Midsummer Madness part of our celebration of 10 Years of Daylight Music at Union Chapel, Islington. Piney Gir perfect pop music is dipped in sunshine, so she was an obvious choice to curate a special event inspired by the Summer Solstice as part of our 10th Year celebration. She wants you to get playful, be creative, and come along for summertime inspiration and maybe even do a little white witchy spell with her in honour of The Longest Day. Her…

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311 Magnetic String Resonance

29 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

What if you could play a note on the piano and have it last forever? Pianist, composer and improviser Xenia Pestova Bennett will curate a special afternoon featuring the Magnetic Resonator Piano, an exciting new instrument designed by the radical inventor Andrew McPherson. A grand piano will be completely transformed into a stunning acoustic cyborg with electromagnets suspended above the strings, allowing for control of minute details of shimmering resonance and gorgeous sustained tones. www.xeniapestova.com | www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G34886jKSo Also performing will be…

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