The British songwriter with Italian and Jewish roots performs songs from his latest album, I Dreamed an Island, which he was inspired to compose after November 2015’s terrorist attacks in Paris. His performances are a sensitive celebration of cultural diversity and pluralism. This performance will take place on our Downstairs stage.
Mogwai’s new album, Atomic, is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to Mark Cousin’s documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which aired on BBC Four last summer.
A performance by the Scotland-based artist is a pulse-quickening journey through both artistic styles and physical space. The renowned percussionist has commissioned and premiered works from a wealth of composers of wide-ranging cultures and traditions, earning 2015’s Instrumentalist of the Year honors from Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society for his achievements.
The critically acclaimed R&B artist is one of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unique character and musical mind have broken the boundaries of music since the release of her debut EP in 2012.
Known for poignant out-of-love songs that combine a reverence for classic soul with modern electronics and traditional instrumentation, the Brooklyn-based, Pittsburgh- born singer-songwriter released his debut EP Mellow Drama to wide praise. Garrett co-wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed song “Pray You Catch Me” from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album, Lemonade.
With over 850 commissioned works and arrangements to its credit, representing composers from five continents, Kronos is an unrivaled innovator in the Western classical tradition and an ever-curious explorer of other idioms ranging from jazz, blues, and indie rock to the folk, classical, and traditional music of many other cultures.
Named one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents,” by the New York Times, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter returns to Sixth & I with songs from her forthcoming album, The Order of Time.