Organ Reframed: Anna von Hausswolff + Abul Mogard + Ipek Gorgun
Fri 17 September 2021
Doors open: 19:15
£15 | £10 Earlybird, con. & UC members adv + cmsn (Festival pass £20)
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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The opening night of Organ Reframed will feature three new works composed and performed by Anna von Hausswolff, Abul Mogard and Ipek Gorgun. All three artists, known for redefining their fields, will perform their new works with the London Contemporary Orchestra and James McVinnie. These works will push the sonic possibilities of Union Chapel’s Organ to the extreme.
‘Its sound is mesmerising, rich and inspiring’ Abul Mogard
Renowned for her ambient doom “Anna von Hausswolff is reinventing rock ’n roll, producing work that is radical yet familiar and shimmering with invention.” The Observer
Abul Mogard was born in Belgrade and spent most of his life working in a Serbian factory.
Mogard states that he started making music after retirement as a way to reconstruct physical and emotional environments that were dear to him. His sound palette is created by synthesisers, Farfisa organs and other devices, some of which he has built himself over the years.
“Abul Mogard is an artwork in itself – a fully realized conceptual project, lush in complex layers, elegant in its simplicity, and fertile in intent. Challenging all of your senses, whether they are sentimental or just logical, the music cuts through all the grime of a developed perception and leaves its essence in pure form.” (Headphone Commute)
Ipek Gorgun is a composer “patiently stitching together a whole sonic universes” (Pitchfork). Her music is full of contrasts and full of meaning. This will be the first time she has written for organ and she will pair it with electronics and the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Live visuals on the night produced by As Described (Jim Horsfield & Adam Moffatt-Seaman)
Organ Reframed 2021 is brought to you by Union Chapel Project, in partnership with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Spitfire Audio and The Wire Magazine with generous support from Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and the Institute of Physics.
Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.
You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!
How to book early dinner reservations:
You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’
Information for people with a reservation:
You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.
The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show. There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad. Check out the sample menu here.
Union Chapel Members: To take advantage of this offer first log in and then add a general admission ticket to you basket, the discount will be applied at the checkout stage. You must be logged in, with an active membership for the discount to apply. The discount applies to the named member only.
Concessions: Students, People in receipt of DLA/PIP payments, People in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, People over the age of 65, Under 18s.
Festival Pass: Book a festival pass and save up to £15!
The festival pass covers:
- Organ Reframed: Anna von Hausswolff + Abul Mogard + Ipek Gorgun
- Organ Reframed: In Conversation
- Organ Reframed: Chris Watson and Claire M Singer
Add tickets to your basket for these events and the discount will be automatically applied.
Festival pass – £20 + cmsn.