Tottenham Soundscapes 4 Ft. Trevor Watts, Beibei Wang & Sylvia Hallett
We are back
Come celebrate our 1 year anniversary!
‘Tottenham Soundscapes’ is a music project that offers an accessible alternative to conventional classical music concerts. With ‘community spirit’ at its core, we will showcase an eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, world and the avant-garde within an all-embracing atmosphere. The event is free, so please come along and experience the unknown!
- When? Monday 28 August 2017 (Bank Holiday)
- What time? 3 - 4pm (Doors open 2.40om)
- Where? All Hallows' Church (Church Lane, London, N17 7AA)
Walk through the historical paths of Tottenham, and discover a world of music within London’s hidden gem. The surrounding area is a perfect accompaniment for an informal afternoon concert with a twist!
Trevor Watts (sax) / Beibei Wang (percussion) / Sylvia Hallett (multi-instrumentalist)
*Please see below for details*
Our Local Sponsors
- Redemption Brewing Company (external link)
- Sushiheads (external link)
- Antwerp Arms Community Pub (external link)
All Hallow’s (Tottenham’s oldest church) is situated in the most picturesque part of Tottenham, North London. The 12th century stone exterior, together with its eight bells, medieval arches and working organ, help provide the community with a place of worship and creativity. Away from the hustle and bustle of inner-city life, this heritage area makes for a serene oasis, rivalling that of Highgate and Hampstead.
Catch the 243 or 123 bus to be dropped close by, or enjoy a leisurely walk from either Bruce Grove or White Hart Lane train station.
Enter Tottenham’s oasis of calm, heritage and culture, and experience a diverse musical programme at London’s best kept secret!
Undiscovered and untouched, the surrounding area will appeal to those who are looking for new attractions to explore. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Bruce Castle Park, pop into Bruce Castle museum for a spot of culture, or enjoy a warm atmosphere and real ales at the Antwerp Arms, north London’s first community pub!
Join us at The Antwerp Arms Community pub after the concert
Tottenham’s longest working pub, The Antwerp Arms (external link) has been serving the locals since 1822.
The Antwerp Arms Association formed in 2013, when a group of dedicated local residents came together to save the pub from potential closure. Since then, the AAA has continued to evolve develop, and is supported by a body of shareholders and regulars.
Our Producer and Organiser
Born in Tottenham and spending the last 10 years in Japan, music-maker, sound artist, producer and returnee resident Verity Lane (external link) is working in conjunction with All Hallows’ Church to create a diverse music programme for the Tottenham community.
Mentored by the late Indian composer John Mayor, she attended various prestigious music schools and orchestras, including the Junior Royal Academy and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She completed a BA Hons in Japanese and music at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and won an award by JASSO to study at Osaka University, Japan. She then went on to complete an MA in composition at Osaka College of Music. In her ten years of living in Japan, she gained experience in organising numerous events. Recently, two pieces from her ‘3 Summer Pieces’ for bass koto (Japanese harp) were premiered on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Late Junction’.
Trevor Watts / sax
Trevor Watts is an internationally acclaimed alto and soprano saxophonist from York, England. Famed for his work in the field of free jazz and improvisation, Watts is a highly accomplished all-around musician, working in genres as diverse as blues, rock and world music (Moiré Music). He is an innovative performer, forming musical alliances with other established musicians including John Stevens and Paul Rutherford (Spontaneous Music Ensemble, 1965), and Barry Guy (London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, 1970).
Watts will be performing a rare solo set especially for the Tottenham Soundscapes audience.
Beibei Wang / percussion (Tottenham-based)
Beibei Wang (external link) is an international breakthrough artist from China, focusing her talents on the field of percussion. She has attended various prestigious music schools in both China and the UK, including Central Conservatory of Music and Royal Academy of music. Her performance approach is uniquely expressive and engaging, blending both theatrical sensibilities with dramatic elements. Wang is a highly versatile musician, and enjoys working in various genres including classical, contemporary, jazz, rock and Chinese traditional music. She enjoys challenging perceptions, performing works that include non-conventional instruments such as fire and water. She has also worked with highly praised composers such as Tan Dun (composer of the soundtrack to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, (2000)).
Sylvia Hallett / Multi-instrumentalist (Tottenham-based)
Sylvia Hallett (external link) is a Tottenham-based multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics and found objects. She currently plays with The London Improvisers Orchestra and h2dance company, where she is resident composer. Recent collaborators have included Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, David Toop, Jah Wobble, Anna Homler, LaXula, Opera North, Wonderful Beast, Miranda Tufnell, Eva Karczag, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. She performs internationally as a solo improviser, having released three solo albums, and pops up regularly on the soundtrack of BBC TV's Silent Witness. In July 2015 she was commissioned by the Livio Felluga Wine Company to create and perform a solo site-specific work on a hill in an Italian vineyard.
Our Resident Artist
Christopher Lane is a Tottenham-based artist, with his studio situated in the artistic hub of East London. As well as being celebrated for his portraiture, Lane is also a neo-expressionist and abstract painter, and is the resident artist for the experimental community-based project Tottenham Soundscapes. Lane is a prolific worker, and is always on the look out to exhibit at unusual venues. He predominantly works in oils, but also creates work in ink.
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