Samuel Sharp + Larkhall at Orchard Coffee & Co
Tiered ticketing

A gig on Thursday 18th April. The event starts at 20:00.

London-based saxophonist and composer Samuel Sharp presents an intriguing set of pieces for solo saxophone and electronics; soundscapes that blur the lines between classical, jazz, and electronic music. A playful, mellifluous and sometimes dizzying brew, Samuel layers and weaves his saxophone notes into intriguing, soporific and occasionally slapstick patterns, with only a small batch of effects pedals for accompaniment. He will be performing works from his recent album "Consequential", which was released to high acclaim on Scottish label Blackford Hill.

“Beautiful” —Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Terrific” —Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music
“I love the way he plays the saxophone” —Elizabeth Alker, BBC Radio 3
“One of the great sax innovators of our time” —Louder Than War
“I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this music” —John Kennedy, Radio X
“Wonderful” —Hannah Peel, BBC Radio 3

What if you could see music?
Meet Larkhall, the award-winning concert pianist and developer of the ground-breaking app, Shazam.
At the heart of his artistic innovation lies Otto, his computer co-performer. Otto isn't just your ordinary AI; it's a virtuoso in its own right. It possesses the remarkable ability to decipher the intricate musical nuances within a song, translating them into stunning visuals that dance in perfect harmony with the sound. Imagine being able to not just hear, but actually see the music, with astonishing precision and creativity.

Larkhall is living proof that the algorithms that surround us in our daily lives can be harnessed as tools for artistic expression. Weaving together music, art, and technology, Larkhall offers a unique, unforgettable piano concert that pushes the boundaries of creativity.

“Lovely… really special, immersive show”
—Elizabeth Alker, BBC Radio 3

“Music to soothe the soul… He’s fantastic”
—Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Scala Radio

“Unmissable… a must-see show”
—Smugglers Spirits

"A new exciting voice on the contemporary scene"
—Times Radio

*About Postclassical Assembly*
Postclassical Assembly is a new concert series showcasing composer-performers working a classically-influenced format, each with their own modern, unique, and deeply listenable approach.

Beautiful, engaging, accessible music, with no barrier to entry.

Informal and unconventional as well as classic concert spaces.

Performers from a wide variety of backgrounds and influences.

Some use technology to create a performance that wouldn’t have been possible last year; others bring a collaborative, pop aesthetic to ensemble playing.

The common thread is that they love music too much to let it stagnate— this is heart-burstingly emotional, unafraid of virtuosity (or lack of virtuosity!), fun, sexy, daringly new music that respects it audience and is excited to show them new things.

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