Saturday 21.10.23 | 12 – 2pm at St John's Leytonstone, E11 1HH
David Julyan with Iskra Strings, Tony Njoku + Mark Peters with Angèle David-Guillou | tickets dm368.eventbrite.co.uk
Arctic Circle's Daylight Music returns for a limited edition* run this Autumn beginning in late October. Once again let us take you on a journey across sound and space, inviting artists from across the map into the welcoming, comforting and resonating acoustics of St John’s in Leytonstone. The worlds of film, dreampop and post-classical combine as the church will spring to life with the sounds of the piano, strings, synthesiser, vocals and organ combining to conjure imagined landscapes and vistas.
Composer David Julyan has until now existed just beyond the image — soundtracking celluloid stories on film and television. Best known for his work with cinema auteur Christopher Nolan, his atmospheric and achingly beautiful scores have time again perfectly melded subtle orchestra with electronics. David's long awaited debut album is entittled ‘Hireth’ - a Cornish word that has no direct translation, yet could describe a feelings of homesickness, nostalgia and longing. For this performance he will be joined by a quartet of string players.
Tony Njoku is a British-Nigerian composer, music producer and songwriter from London. Raised between Lagos and London, his self-penned and produced songs create a striking panorama of evocative sound. Tony is a versatile artist, demonstrating a unique mix of raw, vulnerable vocals, unique music production skills and compositional mastery. His 2022 EP Our New Bloom (PRAH recordings) incorporates more live instrumentation and breaths of airy falsetto melodies over sophisticated electronic sounds, whilst his most recent EP showcases Tony’s skills as a pianist and composer.
Liverpool born guitarist (and founder of the dream pop outfit Engineers) Mark Peters explores ambient textures and effect-laden songwriting via a series of blissful albums as part of the band. He has also had a fruitful long-term collaboration with the German electronica legend Ulrich Schnauss on a trilogy of albums via the Bureau B label and finally in 2018 he released his first solo album 'Innerland' on Sonic Cathedral, which amongst other praise was included in Rough Trade's Top Ten albums of the Year.
Angèle David-Guillou returns to join the dots between the other performers - welcoming and playing in-between the other artists on the pedals and pulls of St John's majestic organ.
*due to two rejected arts funding attempts, the future of our series is under threat. These could potentially be our last shows. We need your help to continue - https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/daylightmusic15
Further event details: Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) in advance or on the door, subject to availability/capacity. 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