Cassie Kinoshi’s seed. x NikNak x LCO

Sun 5 Mar 2023, 8pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
From £15
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Cassie in a grey room
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Hear a world premiere of a new piece from Cassie Kinoshi’s Mercury Prize-nominated seed., composer and turntablist NikNak and the London Contemporary Orchestra.

gratitude is a 15-minute written and improvised piece focusing on the spirit of gratitude and the idea that happiness is not just a feeling, but an experience that we must work at creating.

gratitude is a through-composed piece of music exploring feeling through texture. It’s performed with visuals by GURIBOSH.

Cassie Kinoshi is a captivating alto-saxophonist, composer and arranger and a former member of KOKOROKO.
In 2019, her debut album with seed. (formerly known as SEED Ensemble), Driftglass, was nominated for a Mercury Prize and the Jazz FM Awards Album of the Year in 2020. She won the Jazz FM Awards Breakthrough Act of the Year prize in 2019.

In 2021, her piece Solaristic Precepts, commissioned by London Sinfonietta, premiered at the EFG London Jazz Festival, and in 2022 she was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra to compose for an ensemble as part of the Barbican’s 40th anniversary concert series.

A composition graduate of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Kinoshi also works as an educator and workshop leader.

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Age recommendation

For ages 14+

Dates & times

Sun 5 Mar 2023, 8pm


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