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futuretense: And Is Phi + t l k

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Thu 25 May 2023, 6pm
Part of futuretense
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
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Musician tlk, photographed under a soft blue light
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Sublime, otherworldly vocals and a willingness to float into intriguing sonic territory link the two artists playing this edition of our free gig series.

futuretense is all about showcasing the best new British and international music, giving you the chance to discover artists on the up, and find your next musical obsession. It’s free, and happens twice a month in our Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.

And Is Phi is a multi-disciplinary artist, expressing herself as a painter, vocalist, producer and writer. Her sound is an ethereal genre-bending conversation between samples and soulful instrumentation, lifting lyrical poetics and vocal flourishes. And Is Phi is the co-founder of left-field eclectic-electronic R&B project Sawa Manga, as well as a co-founder of the creative hub and artist development project Scrapbook Mixtape.

Bristol-based producer and vocalist t l k stretches the thin fabric of selfhood with their enchanting sound. Fluid in genre and form, their music emphasises improvisation as a core tenet for psychological processing.

t l k’s live show blends a palette of electronic minimalism, ambient soundscape, skewed rhythms, experimental sound design and neo-classical sensibilities to form something gently assertive, enlivening, ever-evolving, and altogether transfixing. Her sophomore EP, ‘Primed For Loss’ is set for release in spring 2023.

Artist And Is Phi photographed under a red light.
Image Courtesy of the artist
And Is Phi

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 14+

Dates & times

Thu 25 May 2023, 6pm

Price

  • Standard entryFree

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The phone outside the Changing Places toilet will connect you with a member of staff, who can provide you with the key. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

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For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

To reach this entrance, enter the Royal Festival Hall via the Southbank Centre Square Doors. Take the JCB Glass Lift to Level 2 and exit to the Riverside Terrace. Turn right to find the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

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