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Boards of Canada played by Byron Wallen’s Gamelan Ensemble

Where: Earth
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd Dalston London N16 8BH
19:00 - 23:00


Having previously sold out two nights at London’s famous venue the Jazz Cafe, Byron Wallen comes to EartH for an incredible show in January. He’ll be paying homage to Boards of Canada’s seminal album Music Has the Right to Children with work his rarely used gamelan ensemble for a truly unique night

“Hairs sprung up on the back of my neck, and the audience screamed with appreciation” – Resident Advisor 

One of the undisputed heavyweight acts in music, Music Has the Right to Children stands as the Scottish duo’s magnum opus, made all the impressive by the fact that it was their debut record.

An adult meditation on childhood, concerned with play, naïveté and nostalgia, all tinted with rosy pastoralism, the sensitivity of the compositions marry beautifully with Byron’s orchestration of the gamelan sound. 

Byron Wallen – trumpet + conches
Chris Jerome – keyboards
Paul Michael – bass
David Dyson – drums

Gayan Gamelan ensemble:

Freddie Abel Parish – saron, trumpet
Wilf  Diamond – gongs, trombone
James Wade-Sired – saron demung, peking, trombone
Thomas Morley – bonang barung, keyboards
Tara Jerome – bonang panerus, keyboards

Our food pop-up, Shuk, will be open in EartH Kitchen from 17:30 to 21:30. Dishes focus on super fresh stuffed pitas and spicy skin-on fries inspired by chef Mark Jankel’s childhood memories of Tel Aviv’s vibrant, multicultural food markets. For more information on Shuk and the full menu, check out EartH Kitchen’s venue page. No booking required; walk-ins only.

16+. Each under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is over 21 (1:1 ratio). In order to verify your age, ID may be requested. For this reason, we advise that all customers bring valid ID. For further information see Age and ID in FAQ’s. Right of admission reserved.

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