Tawiah + Myrrh: Sonic Transmissions at the Horniman Museum

Wednesday 25 Aug 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 singer/songwriter Tawiah and conceptual artist Myrrh.

Get in-person and livestream tickets via the Horniman website.

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 Shabaka Hutchings.

The artists

Tawiah has a well-earned reputation as a trailblazer in the world of alternative soul and as one of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters and live performers.

Over the last decade, Tawiah self-released her award-winning EP In Jodi’s Bedroom (Bush Girl Records) and Recreate (Lima Limo Records). In 2019 she released her debut album Starts Again (First Word Records), touring Recreate with Moses Sumney and Starts Again with Michael Kiwanuka. Tawiah has also worked in collaboration with artists including; Blood Orange, Kindness, Mark Ronson, Cee-Lo and Kano to name a few, most recently co-writing and performing the Cinematic Orchestra’s latest single Wait for Now.

Tawiah is currently working collaboratively with conceptual artist Myrrh – ‘We began working together two years ago to create an immersive live experience for the Starts Again album launch show. This time we decided to collaborate from concept, we created a theoretic space using images and stories, the music was composed within that space, in the end the music becomes the physical space, a world you can enter.’

Tawiah’s recently released album is the story of Ertha – she is the personification of the infinite universe and everything within it. It is a cyclical journey back to where we started; hope born of despair, strength born of adversity, lessons born of tests, peace born of conflict, light born of darkness. Completed at home during the Covid19 lockdown by Tawiah and Myrrh and co-produced by Jodi Milliner (Kano), the album was released in early 2021.

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.