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    Ill Considered: Creating a Liminal Space

    10, 14 Oct, 7pm UTC
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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    Ill Considered group, musicians, Purcell Session

    Ill Considered’s music relishes improvisation. Here, the band go further, using audience interaction and visual artists to create a unique, but fleeting, piece

    In this two-day residency for our Purcell Sessions, the band are joined by their long-standing collaborator Vincent de Boer and visual artist Lisa Wormsley to create a world around their sound.

    As you influence elements of the band’s playing, the band improvises their own soundscapes. These are then captured in real time, as a live artwork created by de Boer, and in film by Wormsley.

    The end product of the night’s improvisation is a singular musical experience, with its own cover art and video directed by the audience, experienced only by those present.

    It’s an idea grounded in Ill Considered’s upcoming studio album, Liminal Space. The album takes the band toward an augmented sound that balances improvisation with composition.

    The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. It is a place of transition, of the unknown.

    Liminal space is where all transformation takes place. In this live event, the band and their collaborators create a liminal space of their own.

    Dates & times

    10, 14 Oct, 7pm UTC


    • Standard entry£17.50*
    • Concessions25%**

    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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