East London church hosts three experimental performances as part of the reliable St John Sessions.

Icelandic composer Ben Frost will present his brooding noise edifice AURORA at St John at Hackney church next week, performing music from his acclaimed 2014 album with live drum accompaniment and a light show in the atmospheric space.

The night is a proper triple bill, with minimal pioneer and avant-garde filmmaker Tony Conrad performing a rare solo violin set for the congregation while Room40 artist John Chantler will install himself on the church’s magnificent Mander organ for an exploratory set incorporating his own modular synth set-up.

The gig – the last in the current series of St John Sessions – takes place on Thursday, November 13 – grab tickets for £15.

Find out more about the making of Frost’s latest album, inspired by the Large Hadron Collider and a trip to the Congo, in FACT’s interview and read Maya Kalev’s review.

Explore some of Conrad’s solo violin work in the meantime.



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