Welcome To The Night Museum…
12 Oct 2016
The Museum of London invites you in for some late night treats as part of Illuminations 2016
On Saturday October 29th, Illuminations will be taking over The Museum of London for a very special evening exploring the lost sounds of late night London, from experimental electronics, to traditional dim-lit jazz jams to boundary-pushing contemporary dance.
It's a unique event for the city set in the venue that celebrates it most, and it promises to be a sensory treat for all who enter its midst. Sign up for free tickets at the Museum of London's website and check out the full line-up below.
Headlining the event will be a special live performance by acclaimed producer Forest Swords, debuting ‘Shrine’: a new experimental dance piece (pictured above). Much of the show's score is made up of breath and body sounds, processed and sequenced to create a claustrophobic sonic world of texture and physical rhythm. Something of a lost art, the piece showcases how dance can be used progressively in modern music.
Innovative London musician, Cosmo Sheldrake, will play a special set that will see him incorporating elements from the Museum of London's sound archive.
London's Drones Club (pictured below) are a wildly creative group of electronic musicians and artists who make music as a 'beam of light through the shadow'. They are the soundtrack to the dystopian city, the dance party band for beneath the streets, and will make a special appearance filling the Museum of London's Sackler Hall with their frontier-pushing sound.
Illuminations DJs and London based sonic adventurer Deeds will be playing with the idea of lost and found and dark sounds, between the acts and into the night.
Plus special guests and DJs. Visuals by Rian Crabtree.
While once the low-lit streets of East London boasted a number of intimate jazz nights and now-defunct clubs and drinking dens, these establishments and events are now a dwindling occurrence. Keeping that tradition alive, the Little Bread Big Jam players meet weekly at the Royal Inn on the Park to pool their talents, complete with tap-dancing and a rotating cast of musicians with years of jazz experience.
The Weston Theatre will play host to one of these jam sessions in the Museum of London, accompanied by specially commissioned visuals around the theme of London's lost archives, by Rollo Smallcombe.
Illuminations @ The Museum of London. Saturday 29th October, 8pm - 12am.
For more Illuminations events, head to illuminationslondon.com