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    The Moon Has Become

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    Sat 2 Jul, 5.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
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    Yazz Ahmed, artist
    Seb JJ Peters

    Yazz Ahmed’s sonic artwork surrounds you with electronic Middle Eastern rave-jazz, played by an 11-piece ensemble.

    ‘The Moon Has Become’ is conceived as a response to artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation (featuring at this year’s WOMAD festival). It showcases new sound palettes and studio techniques explored by Ahmed during the pandemic.

    Composer and trumpeter Yazz Ahmed seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.

    Her career has included collaborations with Radiohead and Transglobal Underground, and commissions for Adult Swim and New York’s Festival of New Trumpet Music.

    In 2020 she won two Jazz FM awards – Jazz Act of the Year and Jazz Album of the Year, plus the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation in Composition.

    Commissioned by WOMAD

    Need to know

    This event is free, but ticketed. Seating is unallocated and tickets don’t guarantee entry: admission is on a first come, first served basis for those with tickets. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

    This 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

    Dates & times

    Sat 2 Jul, 5.30pm
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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