Beatrice Dillon + Kuljit Bhamra
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Part of Between the Lines Festival http://serious.org.uk/btl
London-based composer Beatrice Dillon explores a peculiar no man’s land between UK bass, house and contemporary music. Her unique style is rhythmically complex, very transparent and both danceable as cerebral. Her latest album Workaround was The Wire Magazine’s best album of 2020
The album sees Dillon work with musicians like Lucy Railton, Laurel Halo and Kuljit Bhamra. Bhamra is a British tabla player and composer, and one of the pioneers of ‘bhangra’, a popular musical style from the Punjabi diaspora in the UK. His nimble-fingered percussion seamlessly interweaves Dillon’s complex rhythmical structures.
Having played Tabla on Dillon’s Workaround LP (PAN 2020), the pair rejoin to present a playful, in-development collaboration exploring shared interests in rhythmic pattern, synthetic and acoustic percussion. The performance features Tabla Touch®, a new instrument designed by Bhamra and his team at Keda Music Ltd.
Supported by Somerset House Studios. With thanks to Emma Hannon, Marie McPartlin, James Rand.
Support comes from collaborative duo Exotic Sin, made up of Kenichi Iwasa and Naima Karlsson. A project which began with, and continues to take roots from, the music and instruments in the Cherry family household, they put into practice the teachings and spirit of art and music as a living thread.