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Join Bishi and Neil Kaczor as they perform 'In Sleep', their collaboration for FREQUENCIES, the first experimental season from Science Gallery at King's College London.
Doors to Guy's Chapel open at 16:30 with a sound installation created from Bishi’s brainwave activity whilst asleep at the Children's Sleep Medicine Department, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
The live performance starts at 17:00 with Bishi on vocals and sitar, drawing on text by the writer Hanif Kureishi on the subject of dreams. Accompanied by Neil Kaczor with live electronics, James McVinnie on the organ, and visual projections. Additional artwork kindly provided by the artist Susan Aldworth, with VJ Noriko Okaku.
About the collaboration for FREQUENCIES
Bishi combines Bengali heritage with London culture, and received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar. She has recorded two albums with long term collaborator, Matthew Hardern, and her live performances explore interactive multimedia and video projection for The London Symphony Orchestra, The English National Opera and Yoko Ono’s Meltdown amongst others.
Neil Kaczor has received a number of awards, with his music featured at international festivals accompanied by performances from leading musicians and ensembles. In addition to orchestral, instrumental and electroacoustic compositions he is involved in the creation of multimedia works and sound installations as well as compositions for theatre and film.
James McVinnie is an internationally renowned organist, previously holding organ playing positions at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Albans Cathedral amongst others. Recent highlights have included concerts at the BBC Proms, the opening night of Southbank Centre’s 2014 Meltdown, curated by James Lavelle, and at the MusicNOW festival, performing alongside Philip Glass.
Susan Aldworth is an experimental printmaker and filmmaker referencing both neuroscience and philosophy in her work exploring humanidentity. She is currently working on a project investigating the narratives of sleep at both Guy’s Hospital and York University. She has held major shows at the National Portrait Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum amongst others.
Noriko Okaku produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance.
With thanks to Professor Paul Gringas, Professor of Paediatric Sleep Medicine, Children's Sleep Medicine Department, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
When & Where
Science Gallery London
Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. Our new free-to-visit space will open in London Bridge in 2018. The event is part of our pre-opening MOUTHY season which runs from July to November 2016.
Aimed at 15-25 year olds, Science Gallery London is a flagship project for King’s College London. It hopes to engage visitors in cutting edge research in science, the arts and design through participatory experiences.