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This event takes place at Islington Assembly Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Glasgow’s C Duncan, is the son of two classical musicians. Surrounded by music throughout his childhood, Christopher initially took up piano and viola. His teens led him to school bands, learning to play guitar, bass and drums, but did little to quell his fascination with the composition and performance of classical music. He eventually enrolled in Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to study music composition, where his pieces were performed by various ensembles across the UK.
To hear C Duncan’s music now is to grasp those two common threads between his interests in classical and modern music. The pieces that made up his 2015 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut LP 'Architect' were formed from lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, textured like contemporary dreampop and all recorded at home in Glasgow on his bedroom studio setup, gradually built up one layer and one instrument at a time. His 2016 follow-up 'The Midnight Sun' continued in a similar vein but with progression.
The results of this methodical and isolationist recording process give us charming lo-fi folk with the harmonic width of choral composition, the sweetness of barbershop and the rough eloquence that has so readily soundtracked Glasgow over the past decades.
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Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Enquiries: 020 7527 8900
→ Highbury and Islington 5 min walk
→ Essex Road 7 min walk
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