Shabaka Hutchings: Sonic Transmissions at the Horniman Museum

Wednesday 29 Sep 2021 at 19:00, Horniman Museum and Gardens

Join us in the Horniman Museum’s breath-taking Conservatory for a sonic exploration of the immense creative influence of Black music artists in the UK.

From June to September 2021, we are curating and hosting four Sonic Transmissions sessions – evenings of conversation, live performance and collective listening. This session we’ll be transmitting with saxophonist, bandleader and composer Shabaka Hutchings.

Get in-person and livestream tickets via the Horniman website. – ONLY LIVESTREAM TICKETS LEFT.

We realise these are still difficult times for many people therefore we are offering tiered ticket pricing based on what you can afford, with limited capacity. Please pay what you can afford so that someone else less fortunate might be able to attend.

Check out the other events in this series – with Lex Amor, Ashley Henry, and Tawiah and Myrrh.

Shabaka Hutchings

Shabaka Hutchings is a saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. A significant part of the 21st century jazz and improvised music scenes, he has led his own groups, worked with Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors, been a member of the Heliocentrics, and played on albums by everyone from Mulatu Astatke to Melt Yourself Down.

Hutchings is a founder and member of the band Sons of Kemet, whose debut album, Burn, won the 2013 MOBO Award for Jazz Act of the Year. He is also part of an electronic trio project, the Comet is Coming, with members Leavers and Max Hallett, whose full-length album Channel the Spirits (2016) was released to critical acclaim and received a Mercury Prize nomination. He has been a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists (2010) a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composer Award and an Associate Artist for the Spitalfields Summer Festival. In 2015, Hutchings travelled to South Africa to record a project with native jazz musicians, which resulted in an album Wisdom of Elders (2016), released by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label.

Sonic Transmissions

Sonic Transmissions is a Skin Deep original series of immersive events that combine conversation, live performance and collective listening.

Past Sonic Transmissions events have platformed artists such as Moses Boyd, Cassie Kinoshi, Nérija, Ahnansé, House of Absolute and Brother Portrait, supported by artists Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Shirley Tetteh, Theon Cross and Max Halle.