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If you do one thing today, check out this stunning new video for Visionist by Frederik Heyman.

Visionist joins Ben Frost at Heaven for Convergence 2018
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Striking new video for Visionist by Frederik Heyman

Director Frederick Heyman has created an intense video for new track Value from Visionist, which sees the musician inserted multiple times into dramatic rescue scenes.

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Kamaal Williams at Village Underground, the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu.

Kamaal Williams | Village UndergroundMar 22, 7:30pmVillage UndergroundKamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu.

As the mastermind behind Yussef Kamaal, Wu released a landmark album for British jazz with 2016's Black Focus. This latest collective continues the tradition of fusing jazz with the sound of urban London, with a live show that captures all the raw energy for which Wu has become known.

The ensemble features Josh McKenzie aka McKnasty on drums, a formidable force who was playing and touring with acts such as Dennis Rollins and Robert Glasper from the age of 17 and Pete Martin on Bass, an original member of Courtney Pine's infamous line up in the late 90's. With shows at Glastonbury and Koko, as well as worldwide festival appearances behind them, the band have already become an in- demand outfit in their own right.

The idea was formed after Wu and McKenzie, who'd first gigged together in 2010, played a show in Belgium in 2017. After a long hiatus and without any rehearsal, the pair instantly reignited a spark which inspired the creation of the ensemble, and the album '2.0' soon followed.

A Convergence + Metropolis Music presentation

Get tickets here: metropolism.uk/lWIzJ5
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John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective

John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective

Mar 9, 7:30pm - Mar 10, 10:30pm

Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London,  EC2Y 8DS Map

Nimbly navigating both the Experimental and Pop worlds, John Cale performs a career-spanning set with help from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Since before his time as the Velvet Underground’s Avant-Gardist-in-residence, Cale has been a totally uncompromising artist, embracing manifold musical approaches across his remarkable career. Tonight, joined by the LCO and the House Gospel Choir, he's exploring the enormous scope of his musical output; playing selections from the Velvet Underground, the proto-minimalist songs of The Dream Syndicate – his collaboration with La Monte Young and others – and the richly enigmatic music from his landmark solo albums.

His is a difficult career to summarise succinctly – who else could have collaborated with both Terry Riley and the Happy Mondays? He’s a Classical composer and Pop genius; virtuosic violist and vitriolic Rock’n’Roller; moody Drone artist and pastoral Welsh songwriter.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Convergence
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Ben Frost + Visionist at Heaven

Ben Frost + Visionist at Heaven

Mar 16, 7:00pm - Mar 16, 11:00pm

Heaven - London
Under The Arches
London,  WC2N 6NG Map

Ben Frost brings new album 'The Centre Cannot Hold' to Heaven, London. Support comes from Big Dada/Ninja Tune's elusive experimentalist Visionist.

Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005. Working closely with friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, he formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective. His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and BY THE THROAT (2009), A U R O R A (2014), V A R I A N T (2014) fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing metal. This sees a special audio-visual show in collaboration with esteemed artist Marcel Webber (MFO), which features a special and highly creative production that is a stunning live show, following the release of Ben's new album "The Centre Cannot Hold".

In 2017 Visionist returns with new album Value, released via Big Dada / Ninja Tune. It explores complex interweaving ideas of artistic value and self-worth, while building on the distinct sound of previous releases. The project also features creative collaborations with influential Belgian artist Peter De Potter – on the album artwork and zine and Daniel Sannwald on the artist shots. For his live shows he will be accompanied by Film-maker and A/V artist Pedro Maia. Maia is known for his specific interest in working with analog film and addressing image by analysing the beauty of its patina and how it fades away as it’s doubly temporal substrate. The visuals will be achieved in collaboration with Teri Varhol, whose interest in chaos and absurdity results in work that is original, disturbing and surreally beautiful.

An RFB presentation as part of Convergence 2018.
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Kamaal Williams | Village Underground

Kamaal Williams | Village Underground

Mar 22, 7:30pm - Mar 22, 11:00pm

Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane
London,  EC2A 3PQ Map

Kamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu.

As the mastermind behind Yussef Kamaal, Wu released a landmark album for British jazz with 2016's Black Focus. This latest collective continues the tradition of fusing jazz with the sound of urban London, with a live show that captures all the raw energy for which Wu has become known.

The ensemble features Josh McKenzie aka McKnasty on drums, a formidable force who was playing and touring with acts such as Dennis Rollins and Robert Glasper from the age of 17 and Pete Martin on Bass, an original member of Courtney Pine's infamous line up in the late 90's. With shows at Glastonbury and Koko, as well as worldwide festival appearances behind them, the band have already become an in- demand outfit in their own right.

The idea was formed after Wu and McKenzie, who'd first gigged together in 2010, played a show in Belgium in 2017. After a long hiatus and without any rehearsal, the pair instantly reignited a spark which inspired the creation of the ensemble, and the album '2.0' soon followed.

A Convergence + Metropolis Music presentation

Get tickets here: metropolism.uk/lWIzJ5
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