Damsel Elysium x LCO

PAST EVENT
Wed 1 Mar 2023, 8pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Damsel Elysium in black and white
Róża Wiktoria Tyborowska

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and experimental sound and visual artist Damsel Elysium marries their creations with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Damsel Elysium uses double bass, violin and original sounds to explore alternative communication and connections with space and nature.

Described by Vogue as ‘London’s most stylish experimental sound artist’ – making scores for Gucci, as well as featuring in FKA Twigs’ Tiny Desk session – Damsel Elysium is an emerging avant-garde artist not to be ignored.

Their aim is to establish an expressive world that speech or writing could never transmute. As a neurodivergent artist, it’s vital for them to create work that is accessible to all audiences and all senses.

Combining experimental sound and sight, Elysium crafts worlds of their own, where they can be as fluid as their own feelings and skills.

Elysium premieres debut EP Whispers from Ancient Vessels along with LCO in this performance art piece.

A collection of tales, ‘speakings’ and relationships with nature’s beings such as trees, the sea and the inner self, the EP calls us to succumb to oneness.

The performance also includes visual collaborations from visual artist Polina Osipova, botanical artist Hazel Gardiner costume designer India Ayles with Florence Grellier, and metal artist Elza White.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 14+

Dates & times

Wed 1 Mar 2023, 8pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

  • Standard entry£12.50*
  • Concessions25%**


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