“Epic” ★★★★ Contemporary Album of the Month, The Guardian on Julia Kent’s Temporal
Julia Kent - cello & electronics
Daniel Thorne - saxophone & electronics
A double bill of two instrumentalists whose unique sounds blend a mastery of their acoustic instruments with an artful use of electronics. Lauded by the music press from BBC 6 Music to The Guardian, these subtly pioneering artists are shaping the future of contemporary music.
Beautiful melancholic cello lines float over hypnotic loops and rhythms reflecting the passing of time. In these rare UK performances, New York based Julia Kent performs music from her critically acclaimed album Temporal (Leaf), a heartfelt meditation on the fleeting, fragile nature of existence.
"A stunningly controlled and moving work, for fans of ambient and instrumental music Temporal is a must-listen” ★★★★★ The Skinny
Kent found her own voice and loyal fan base over five acclaimed albums and tours across Europe and North America. Featuring music that she developed from theatre and dance, this tour sees a new collaboration with acclaimed French video artist Antoine Schmitt, (exhibited at Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Sonar), bringing an evocative visual story to this special solo performance.
Like Julia, composer and saxophonist Daniel Thorne is fascinated by the endless possibilities that exist between acoustic and electronic, composition and improvisation. This blurring of lines is at the heart of his music, creating a unique sonic world for his instrument and listeners alike. His debut solo album, Lines of Sight was released on Erased Tapes in March 2019.
"Constructing rich and layered pieces that juxtapose dense, pulsing patterns of saxophone with imposing electronics" — Uncut
"Lines of Sight is a place where experimental electronica, avant-garde jazz and classical collide... [it] has the grandeur and presence to fill a cathedral"— Mixmag