Friday 23 February 2018

London Violins - A World in London exhibition

London Violins
A World in London exhibition

Menuhin Hall, Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3QQ, February to June 2018

Official launch night 6.30-7.30pm, 6th June 2018 on A World in London at Resonance FM TUNE IN!!! Special guest Alice Barron from the Iyatra Quartet.

Exhibition open for daytime viewing: weekdays 10am-12.30pm & 1pm -3pm.

An exhibition of 24 drawings by artist Alban Low documenting the performances of London violinists. Alban has been sketching the capital’s musicians for ten years, spending his evenings in concert halls and jazz clubs. In 2016 he joined the radio programme A World in London, sketching musicians as they play live in the studio. The drawings you see here are of 8 violinists and the musicians they regularly play with. All the musicians have been featured on A World in London.

The radio programme ‘A World in London’ has been at the heart of the capital’s music scene since 2007. Originally broadcast on the BBC, it is now based at SOAS Radio (University of London) and Resonance FM. Hosted and produced by DJ Ritu, the show has an unrivalled reputation for presenting a rich cultural mix that truly reflects the diverse musical tastes of London and its people. DJ Ritu and Alban Low are producing a series of exhibitions and books that document the ever-changing live music scene in London. London stirs with musicians from all nations, playing in
venues from grand concert halls to vibrant upstairs rooms in pubs. This series aims to capture a moment in those musicians’ lives and tell the story of their favourite venues.

The book ‘London Violins: Part 1’ (A World in London chapbook, ISBN 9781910578773)
accompanies this exhibition.

Alban Low is involved in many creative projects, including album artwork, live performance, making films and maps, conceptual exhibitions, publishing chapbooks and good old-fashioned drawing. He is artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's University of London.

DJ Ritu is a pioneering international turntablist & BBC Radio presenter. In the ‘90s she co-founded Outcaste Records, signing Nitin Sawhney and Badmarsh & Shri. Ritu has also broadcast for BBC World Service, Kiss 100 and many others. She manages two London club nights, Kuch Kuch and Club Kali, which are the longest running Bollywood events in the UK.

Musicians featured in the exhibition

James Patrick Gavin and Tad Sargent
Alice Barron and George Sleightholme
Olga Baron and John Macnaughton
Robert Atchison and Olga Dudnik
Agnes Branner and Martin Weightman
Anna Lowenstein and Rey Yusuf
Sarah Montague and Andrew Ryser SzymaƄski
Richard Jones and Christian Miller

A special thank you to Chris Holley, Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker and Sophie Darling for supporting this exhibition. 

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