15/03/2014 The Broca Ensemble, Seeds & Bones + Inclement Quartet

Saturday 15 March 2014
Union Chapel - Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN.
Free Entry* | RSVP on facebook
The Broca Ensemble website + video / Seeds & Bones + video / Inclement Quartet + video

Occupying the space somewhere in between minimalism, classical and ambient The Broca Ensemble play soundscapes for a guitar ensemble. Formed in South East London in 2010 the group has grown from an original 4 members to now having, on occasion, up to 10 players. The music is largely improvised, devised from a set of simple rules, no piece is ever played the same twice, every performance is unique. Sit back, relax and let the music flow over you.

Seeds & Bones is composed of sisters Fiona and Rachel Allison (vocals, synths), alongside Xavier Watkins (synths, guitar, bass, drum machine). While Fiona has spent recent years playing and writing as a singer-songwriter, Rachel and Xavier have been writing and touring as founding members of psych-folk band Fuzzy Lights.

In 2012 they decided to start working together on the bones of some of Fiona's songs, re-imagining their sounds and working out of their comfort zone within the limitations of vintage synthesisers and drum machines. The music they produce is a mix of dreamy textures upon a bed of lo-fi soulful beats, percussion and electronics, which provides a nostalgic backdrop to Fiona's silvery voice.

Inclement Quartet is the coming together of favourite times and places, a collection of eclectic sounds and spaces, from South Africa to Swaziland, Birmingham and beyond. With music written by Natalie Mason and Cara Stacey (original members of Inclementine, formed in 2011 in Cape Town), they were joined by Ebrahim Nazier and Sarathy Korwar in London town in 2012. The quartet plays music original and old, on piano, viola, voices, the South African mouth-resonated bow umrhubhe, the Ugandan budongo kalimba, vintage fan organ, drums, the Nigerian udu, percussion, and bass guitar.

*Entry to Daylight Music is free but we ask you consider giving a small donations (suggested donation £3.50) which we put towards the running costs and expenses of bring these bands (from all over the country) to the venue. Thank you for your support!