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Convergence: Simian Mobile Disco with Deep Throat Choir + Fatima Al Qadiri presents Ja7eem at the Barbican

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Time 20:00
Date 04/04/18
Price £22.5
  • Produced by Convergence
  • Price £22.50
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Electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco & singing collective Deep Throat Choir perform their forthcoming collaborative album Murmurations with support from conceptual artist & composer Fatima Al Qadiri.

Making a long-awaited debut at Convergence, music producers James Ford and Jas Shaw (aka Simian Mobile Disco) take to the Barbican stage to present a pre-release live performance of music from their forthcoming album Murmurations featuring the Deep Throat Choir.

Murmurations features a return to traditional arrangements and extensive use of vocals, some as lead but also as instruments, melding their mastery of their machinery with uproarious vocals of Hackney’s all-female Deep Throat Choir. Something that’s both organic and synthetic.

Support comes from Berlin-based Kuwaiti conceptual artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri's new project, entitled Ja7eem, meaning 'hell-fire' in Arabic. Fatima’s work touches upon themes of socio-cultural identity, war and memory: this 35-minute live AV set, with visuals  by Emmanuel Baird, explores the theme of hell-fire using archive footage of burning oil fires during the First Gulf War.