Soundcrash presents:

Hania Rani

  • 📅

    Mon 22 March 2021

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £17.50 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Hania Rani is a pianist, composer and musician who splits her life between Warsaw, where she makes her home, and Berlin where she studied and often works. She has written for strings, piano, voice and electronics and has collaborated with the likes of Christian Löffler, Dobrawa Czocher and Hior Chronik, and released an album with her Polish group tęskno last year.

She has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe – from the National Philharmony in Warsaw, to Funkhaus in Berlin, to The Roundhouse in London (where she made her debut at the Gondwana 10th anniversary festival in October 2018) and at festivals such as Open’er, Scope Festival and Eurosonic. Her compositions for solo piano were born out of a fascination with the piano as an instrument, and her desire to interpret its sound and harmonic possibilities in their entirety and in her own way.

Esja is her debut solo album and for Rani it is her first, real, personal statement as an artist. “No hiding behind the “collaborations” or “projects” anymore. For the very first time, finally – just me, as I am”.

Recorded at Rani’s apartment in Warsaw (the piano room has a beautiful reverb and the space has become part art studio and part sound laboratory for Rani) and at her friend Bergur Þórisson’s studio in Reykjavik, Esja is a series of beautiful melodic vignettes. Sensual, sensitive, rhythmic, atmospheric, free but harmonious, beguiling and hypnotic, collectively they project a sense of unlimited space and time.

Rani’s second album with the esteemed Manchester-based Gondwana Record label has been announced for release in 2020.

It’s clear Hania Rani is destined for great things. Seeing her perform at the unique Union Chappel will be an unmissable experience.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

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.

Important: 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.

Menu: 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.

Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions

Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions: We do not have separate tickets for disabled customers – just buy a standard ticket above. Essential companions do not need a ticket, but you do need to inform us in advance if you are attending with an essential companion.

We will happily reserve a suitable space for disabled patrons with specific access requirements. Please be in contact to inform us of any specific requirements you have and the size of your party. We will reserve a space for you in the auditorium and make the appropriate notes for our staff so they can provide any necessary assistance.

[email protected] | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm).

NB: Please note that we are unable to accept calls from withheld numbers.

For more information regarding disabled access at Union Chapel, please click here.

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