PureGold
PureGold

PureGold builds on the musical successes that Goldsmiths alumni have enjoyed in recent years – including a 2013 Mercury Prize for James Blake, a chart-topping album for Katy B and an Olivier Award for War Horse and Curious Incident composer Adrian Sutton. This year the festival launches at Southbank Centre's Festival Village on Friday 8 May, from 5.30pm.

Previous artists and musicians who have performed at the PureGold festival include: Ultraísta vocalist FEMME, two of The Guardian's bands of the day, Bat and Ball and Semi Precious.

PureGold events continue from May to July at The Albany (Deptford) and on the Goldsmiths campus in New Cross, south east London.

PureGold forms part of a summer of Goldsmiths Degree Shows across the capital, including exhibitions and shows from the Departments of Art, Theatre and Performance, and Design.

Follow #PureGold15 and #GoldsmithsDegreeShows for the latest news and photos.

PureGold launches on Friday 8 May

For the 4th year running, we return to London’s Southbank Centre for our PureGold launch. From gamelan, opera and contemporary works to singer-songwriters, bands and electronica, audio, video and installation, discover the future of music at the PureGold festival as part of Friday Tonic, to include special guest appearances by artists from our own independent record label, NX Records, who will be releasing their 2015 mixtape featuring many of tonight’s artists.

Doors open at 5.30pm and the evening will run though till 10pm. The PureGold launch event is free and un-ticketed, come and join us!

Pop-up [cash bar] provided by The Cellar.

PureGold builds on the musical successes that Goldsmiths alumni have enjoyed in recent years – including a 2013 Mercury Prize for James Blake, a chart-topping album for Katy B and an Olivier Award for War Horse and Curious Incident composer Adrian Sutton. This year the festival launches at Southbank Centre's Festival Village on Friday 8 May, from 5.30pm.

Previous artists and musicians who have performed at the PureGold festival include: Ultraísta vocalist FEMME, two of The Guardian's bands of the day, Bat and Ball and Semi Precious.

PureGold events continue from May to July at The Albany (Deptford) and on the Goldsmiths campus in New Cross, south east London.

PureGold forms part of a summer of Goldsmiths Degree Shows across the capital, including exhibitions and shows from the Departments of Art, Theatre and Performance, and Design.

Follow #PureGold15 and #GoldsmithsDegreeShows for the latest news and photos.

PureGold launches on Friday 8 May

For the 4th year running, we return to London’s Southbank Centre for our PureGold launch. From gamelan, opera and contemporary works to singer-songwriters, bands and electronica, audio, video and installation, discover the future of music at the PureGold festival as part of Friday Tonic, to include special guest appearances by artists from our own independent record label, NX Records, who will be releasing their 2015 mixtape featuring many of tonight’s artists.

Doors open at 5.30pm and the evening will run though till 10pm. The PureGold launch event is free and un-ticketed, come and join us!

Pop-up [cash bar] provided by The Cellar.

PureGold

The annual celebration of eclectic, innovative and exciting music coming out of Goldsmiths, University of London

PureGold launches on Friday 8 May

For the 4th year running, we return to London’s Southbank Centre for our PureGold launch. From gamelan, opera and contemporary works to singer-songwriters, bands and electronica, audio, video and installation, discover the future of music at the PureGold festival as part of Friday Tonic, to include special guest appearances by artists from our own independent record label, NX Records, who will be releasing their 2015 mixtape featuring many of tonight’s artists.

Doors open at 5.30pm and the evening will run though till 10pm. The PureGold launch event is free and un-ticketed, come and join us!

Pop-up [cash bar] provided by The Cellar.

PureGold builds on the musical successes that Goldsmiths alumni have enjoyed in recent years – including a 2013 Mercury Prize for James Blake, a chart-topping album for Katy B and an Olivier Award for War Horse and Curious Incident composer Adrian Sutton. This year the festival launches at Southbank Centre's Festival Village on Friday 8 May, from 5.30pm.

Previous artists and musicians who have performed at the PureGold festival include: Ultraísta vocalist FEMME, two of The Guardian's bands of the day, Bat and Ball and Semi Precious.

PureGold events continue from May to July at The Albany (Deptford) and on the Goldsmiths campus in New Cross, south east London.

PureGold forms part of a summer of Goldsmiths Degree Shows across the capital, including exhibitions and shows from the Departments of Art, Theatre and Performance, and Design.

Follow #PureGold15 and #GoldsmithsDegreeShows for the latest news and photos.

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    Semi Precious
    Guy Baron (vocals); Aviram Barath (synths); Robin Braum (guitar); Daniel Cherney (bass); Billy Boone (drums)

    Semi Precious is a sample-driven musical act created by the singer-producer Guy Baron.

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    Prokofiev's Sonata for Violin and Piano Νο 1 in F minor Opus 80
    Viktoria Zora and Marta Borikić

    Prokofiev described the quick violin passages in the finale of the Sonata as a 'howling autumnal night wind on an abandoned tomb in a graveyard'. Sonata's darkness may be explained as a composer's protest against humanity crimes: Stalin's political repressions, terror, the Second World War's horror and human suffering can't be portrayed with bright tonal harmonies. The First Violin Sonata received Stalin Prize on 7 June 1947.

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    Rosie Bergonzi
    Percussionist

    Rosie is currently principle percussionist in several ensembles from the period group The Amadè Players through to Epsom & Ewell Silver Brass Band.

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    Fen Thinks
    Fenella McCallum

    Fen Thinks is an enigmatic performer with a unique voice that somersaults over three octaves. Her style is often theatrical, flirting on the edge of grunge.

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    Schattengewächse (version three)
    Xenia Pestova (toy piano) and Patricia Alessandrini (live electronics)

    Schattengewächse for toy piano was developed during a collaborative residency with Xenia Pestova (to whom it is dedicated) at the Pedra Sina artist residency in Madeira, Portugal, and premiered at the Casa das Mudas in August 2013.

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    Little Liar
    Maya Yianni

    Little Liar is the project of London based singer and song-writer Maya Yianni.

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    Lychee
    Joseph Gillick and Sage Redman

    An unidentifiable sound that recalls from popular music's archives.

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    Break Mirrors
    Amy Spencer (acoustic guitar and vocals); Tierney Beames (electric guitar and backing vocals); Tomáš Kašpar (electric guitar, lapsteel and pedalsteel); Shane Boothby (bass); Max Woollett (drums)

    A dark, enigmatic sound, based around honest and retrospective lyrics.

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    Goldsmiths Gamelan Group
    Led by Barley Norton on kendang (drums) and kacapi (zither), and Jasmine Hornabrook on suling (flute)

    The Goldsmiths Gamelan Group will perform enchanting music from the Sunda region of Indonesia on the gamelan degung orchestra. Gamelan degung is a gong-chime ensemble unique to the Sundanese people of West Java. It is thought to have developed from an older ceremonial gamelan called goong renteng.

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    Citadelles
    A collaborative group underpinned by the songwriting of Adam Fletcher

    Citadelles are a collaborative group underpinned by the songwriting of Adam Fletcher, working within a highly diverse range of influences including Bright Eyes, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Tune-Yards amongst others.

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    Rutger Hauser Digest
    Ian Stonehouse & Lisa Busby

    Rutger Hauser Digest will be undertaking an all day fluxus DJ performance using turntables, cassette players, dictionaries, pens, paper, furniture and other artefacts with the power to channel the dead.

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    Chi Po-hao
    Autogenous Noise

    "Autogenous Noise" is a project combined real-time audio feedback and self-organization system in an interactive way, trying to control unpredictability and diversity with endless and evolving feedback effects.

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    King of Hearts
    Harri Chambers; Osian Hooson

    Each King of Hearts set is unique and tailored to the venue and audience.

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    Ryo Ikeshiro
    Artist

    Ryo Ikeshiro is a UK-based Japanese artist. In Construction in Kneading, both the audio and the visuals are produced in real-time by a generative system based on a 3D fractal created through a recursive process much like kneading dough.

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    The Amadè Players
    Performing the music of the eighteenth-century

    The Amadè Players are a London-based group of musicians with a passion for historically informed performance of the music of the eighteenth-century.

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    OperaGold perform Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
    Minna Nygren; Chien Chun Lin; James Schouten; Farhad Amiri; and Richard Black (piano)

    OperaGold will perform excerpts from Mozart's evergreen masterpiece Die Zauberflöte. The combination of wonderful music and enchanting story appeals to young and old and has kept audiences enthralled ever since its first performance in 1791.

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    Bled White Boy
    Tierney Beames (vocals/guitar); Max Woollett (guitar); Aviram Barath (vocals/synthesizers); Will Hughs (bass); Johnny Coote (drums)

    Bled White Boy's music has awkwardly folded itself into the area between beautiful and uncomfortable.

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    FEMME
    Musician

    “PureGold was the first milestone in my artistic career; now my debut US single has achieved over 80,000 downloads"

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  • "Goldsmiths has built a real reputation for nurturing the biggest musical talents out there, and I look forward to seeing what this year’s PureGold has to offer. Year on year, I am hugely impressed with the musical talent that the students exhibit"

    Neill Quinton, Music & Participation Programmer at Southbank Centre

  • "Goldsmiths degree shows owe a clear debt to predecessors but also cast a fresh eye on the future"

    aqnb.com

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