Leo Chadburn presents The Text Message

leo chadburn simon bookish
28 February - 18 March
Produced by: 
Leo Chadburn, Sound and Music

Composer and vocalist Leo Chadburn (AKA Simon Bookish) presents an evening of music with surprising and unusual words, ranging from floating dreamscapes, lists of moths, haunting descriptions of imaginary places and mangled poetry.

Featuring song, spoken word and lo-fi electronics, and including rarely heard experimental music by composers including John Cage, Jennifer Walshe alongside Chadburn’s own left-field pop aesthetic, the evening aims to invoke a kind of surreal "film for the ears".

Leo Chadburn is a vocalist and composer of experimental music, pop music and music for galleries.

Recent non-pop works include The Indistinguishables and Vapour Descriptors for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014, and the score and sound design for Jennet Thomas’ installation School of Change (Matt's Gallery, 2013) and Richard Grayson's five-screen video piece Nothing Can Stop Us Now (Dilston Grove Gallery 2014). He is currently a "Soundhub" associate composer of the London Symphony Orchestra, for whom he wrote Brown Leather Sofa (2013).

His pop discography includes four solo albums and remixes for artists including Owen Pallett, Grizzly Bear and Franz Ferdinand.  www.simonbookish.com


These events are co-produced with Sound and Music as part of the 2014/15 Touring programme, find out more about the events we're supporting here.

Event dates

28 February // MK Gallery, Milton Keynes 
7:30pm, tickets available on the door

6 March // The Dentist, London
7:30pm, £6 tickets available here

7 March 2015 // The Northern Charter, Newcastle
7:30pm, £5/£3 tickets available by emailing: thenortherncharter@gmail.c om

18 March // The Scope, The Caroline Brunswick, Brighton
8pm, Donations taken on the door


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