The Deptford native brings his debut album Contours full circle for a pioneering live musical experience alongside the new collaborative surround sound, music and dance project Deptford-360°. Spectrum° merges live musicians, dancers, a state of the art surround sound speaker array with the earth shattering sub scoops of the legendary Solution Sound System with the aim to “completely rewire our expectations of a musical performance”.
Running Order (timings subject to change)
Luke D Harris
Deptford360 feat. LCO/Birdgang
Bahow – DJ set
DAN SAMSA – CONTOURS
Infused with authenticity and character, Dan Samsa’s debut album Contours leaves us with endlessly compelling jazz that could unleash a rave with the same ease as it will subvert the imagination. At some moments dark and ominous and others ecstatic and mind-bending, Contours exposes Dan’s electronic dance music roots. Where thumping bass meets warped brass section, Contours seamlessly infuses Jazz, techno, jungle and splashes of classical. For this head spinning immersive live premiere, Dan will engulf the audience within a live surround sound brass section of some of London’s finest Jazz brass players, virtuosic piano patterns from Dan himself, vocals from Rosie Strobel and Zosia Jagodzinska and 360° atmospheric textures created in awe inspiring environments such as Southwark Cathedral.
Dan Samsa – Piano
Rosie Strobel – Vocals
Zosia Jagodzinska – Vocals
Eikel Venegas Hernandez – Trumpet
Jay Phelps – Trumpet
Charlotte Keeffe – Trumpet
Rosie Turton – Trombone
Raphael Clarkson – Trombone
Yusuf Narcin – Bass Trombone
ALISON D’SOUZA – DEPTFORD-360°
Led by local violist Alison D’Souza, choreographer Ukweli Roach and Dan Samsa, Deptford-360° is an immersive combined arts piece performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra, SE London dance group Birdgang and vocalist Rosie Strobel celebrating the joining of cultures and exploring themes inspired by the historical, social and cultural landscape of Deptford. Purposely created for this event and sound system array, Deptford-360° merges electronic dance, folk and classical music with urban/contemporary dance and 360° sound recordings, with such a melting pot of styles and mediums, Deptford-360° will provide a feast for the senses as it successfully captures the current zeitgeist; Rave, Community, Diversity.
London Contemporary Orchestra Players
Alison D’Souza – Viola
Rosie Strobel – Vocals
Max Welford – Bass Clarinet
Rowland Sutherland – Alto Flute
Dave Brown – Double Bass
Choreography – Ukweli Roach
360° Sound/composition – Dan Samsa
Other performances on the night include two Deptford based musicians. Featuring a live surround sound modular set from Luke D Harris exploring space and structure, improvising over ambisonic material and sound recordings and a live spatialised version of the recent EP Air by Omar Teknology, who’s work centres itself around field recordings combined with synthesisers, compositional arrangement and sound design. The night will be rounded off with a DJ set on this unique sound system by resident DJ at Deptford’s community radio station Aaja – DJ Bahow.
We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.
Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund