Music Day

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After a break in 2011, Exhibition Road Music Day returns on Saturday 23 June 2012 bigger than ever – but still free! With an outdoor stage in Kensington Gardens, a conference about the science of sound and performances by a host of artists of all genres, there’s something for everyone regardless of age or musical interest.

Music Day features more than 100 artists giving performances and leading interactive workshops. Highlights include platinum-selling French soul sensation Imany and Ska Cubano, who bring their infectious combination of Jamaican Ska fused with the music of Cuba to the Kensington Gardens stage.

Imany

We’ve a number of ‘firsts’ too, including the world premiere of Live and Roar at the Natural History Museum. It’s written by Booker Prize-winning Author DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little), in collaboration with members of the award-winning English folk giants Bellowhead and Seth Lakeman band. DBC Pierre grew up in Mexico City and used to keep an axolotl as a pet. The axolotl is now a species nearing extinction and its last remaining home is Mexico City. In this colourful performance, DBC  Pierre will narrate a tale of epic themes inspired by the axolotl: loss, humanity, childhood, local and global conservation, climate change and fragility. Tickets are free but strictly limited so book now!
Another unique performance is by Science Museum artist in residence Aleks Kolkowski (pictured below in an image by Sandy Danbury). He’ll be recreating a 1905 concert for live musicians, recorded voices and an auxetophone – an obsolete piece of recording technology in the Science Museum’s collection.

 

There will also be performances from the Royal College of Music’s resident ensembles, as well as beatboxer and V&A artist in residence Jason Singh.
The full Music Day listings are now online. So don’t forget to put 23 June in your diary and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Events

Pop-up Cinema curated by Aura Satz / 21 June 2012 11:00 – 23 June 2012 17:00

Artist Aura Satz curates a selection of films which share an attention and sensitivity to the materiality of sound and…

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Reflected Back Into Space – Sound Art Installation / 21 June 2012 14:00 – 28 June 2012 22:30

A multi-channel sound installation which uses highly directional speakers in a low-light setting to create a unique sensory experience. The…

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Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition / 23 June 2012 10:00 – 17:00

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

During the 2012 10th anniversary year, enjoy an exhibition of the best images entered into the 2011 TPOTY awards, along…

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Music Day

12 June 2012

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Make Music with Wigmore Hall Learning / 23 June 2012 11:00 – 12:00

Science Museum

Join workshop leader Rus Pearson and musicians from the Royal Academy of Music for a fun and interactive music workshop…

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Stephen Best / 23 June 2012 11:00 – 11:45

Natural History Museum

Stephen Best is a prize-winning accordionist playing continental melodies, english folk and jazz. Please note this performance will take place…

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RCM Sparks Kazoo Collective / 23 June 2012 11:00 – 11:40

The Royal Parks

RCM Sparks and Royal Albert Hall Learning invite you to join the Kazoo Collective in Kensington Gardens. Join up to…

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ENO Community Choir / 23 June 2012 11:45 – 12:00

The Royal Parks

The ENO Community Choir was formed in spring 2011 and offers anyone who enjoys singing to meet regularly with like…

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Ismaili Community Ensemble & Orpheus / 23 June 2012 12:00 – 12:45

The Ismaili Centre

Join us for an interactive music workshop facilitated by Paul Griffiths, an internationally renowned music educationalist. Work together with musicians…

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Kathak Dance with Riaz Rhemtulla / 23 June 2012 12:00 – 12:45

The Royal Parks

Learn about the renowned grace, subtle movements and expressive arrangements of the Lucknow Gharan style of Kathak dance – an…

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