Junun ft. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express are the latest to join the roster for Convergence 2016.
Now in its third year, Convergence is a multi-event series taking place across London to celebrate the innovation and creativity of musical pioneers, visual artists and technologists. From the 10th – 20th of March, Convergence will be bring a finely curated program of events to the capital, taking place in iconic London venues such as The Barbican, Roundhouse, KOKO and the Village Underground.
Alongside art installations, panel discussions and innovation workshops, Convergence will be hosting a series of live music performances that celebrate cutting edge electronica, experimental composition and the coming together of African and Eastern musical traditions with western production. Artists already confirmed include The Gaslamp Killer, Omar Souleyman, clap! clap! and KUTMAH. Most recently, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has been confirmed to play alongside Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur for the first ever full-length performance of their experimental album Junun.
On top of all this, Convergence will also be hosting a bespoke concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Gil Scott Heron. This event will include a day of talks, screenings and performances – culminating in a live performance of Heron’s work with artists such as Kwabs, Nadine Shah and Jamie Woon performing alongside a house band comprising of leading artists in contemporary music and electronica.
For more information and tickets head over to the Convergence Website.