Music coming up in 2023/24
19 Jun 2023
We have a sensationally diverse live music offer for you in our 2023/24 season including Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass to Dr Feelgood, from Henge to Brodsky Quartet from Soft Machine to Nouvelle Vague – an epic season of musical legends.
Artist and visionary Jeremy Deller combined the people’s music of the past with the people’s music of the present when he united one of the world’s leading works brass bands with acid house
HENGE – Wed 4 Oct, 8pm
Their music boldly defies definition, occupying a space between rave and prog rock that nobody knew existed. It is energetic, subversive and invigoratingly playful, jovially going ‘where no one has gone before’.
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF – Fri 27 Oct, 8pm
Childish’s music is often characterized as raw, primal, and uncompromising, drawing inspiration from garage rock, punk, blues, and rockabilly. His lyrics are often introspective and confessional, dealing with themes of love, loss, and the human condition.
Matthew Herbert and The Radiophonic Institute – Sat 7 Oct, Sun 26 Nov & Sat 17 Feb
It’s no stretch to call Matthew Herbert one of the most important British artists of his generation. This season, with a host of collaborators, Matthew will be creating and performing with new musical instrument, writing an audio play in a day, and printing a new book across three connected events. More details to follow but we are excited to be announcing these creative events.
Brodsky Quartet – Fri 3 Nov, 7.30pm
A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the Brodsky Quartet in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence.
Ashley Wass – Sat 18 Nov, 7.30pm
Ashley Wass is a British classical pianist known for his imaginative programming and virtuosic performances. He has won numerous awards, including the London Piano Competition and the Mieczysław Munz Prize for piano at the Royal Academy of Music.
First released in 1975, the piece features a looped recording of a homeless man singing a religious song, which Bryars discovered on the streets of London. The recording is accompanied by a live orchestra playing a simple melody, which gradually builds in intensity and complexity to a moving crescendo.
Haunting, powerful and deeply moving, Jesus’ Blood has been performed across the world and is widely regarded as a landmark work of Twentieth Century classical music.
A celebration of Gavin Bryars’ 80th birthday, presented in association with Canterbury Cathedral.
Nine Below Zero & Dr Feelgood – Sat 11 Nov, 8pm
Two of the finest UK Rhythm ‘n’ Blues bands on one incredible bill, Nine Below Zero toured with The Who and The Kinks around the time of this LP and also appeared on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, and ‘The South Bank Show’.
Soft Machine – Fri 9 Feb, 8pm
One of the greatest UK avant/jazz-rock bands of all time and a key part of the Canterbury Sound, Soft Machine were contemporaries of, and shared stages with, Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Nouvelle Vague – Wed 6 Mar, 8pm
The French musical collective who took the world by storm with their innovative and sophisticated approach to cover songs, blending bossa nova and other styles with new wave and post-punk classics
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