Live music performance: Utyugon

21 May 2014

Event times

Wednesday 21 May 2014, 7:00pm - 9:30 pm

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 55, 48, 242, 78, 47, 26, 67, 149, 243, 8, 35, 135, 388
  • 10 minute walk Old Street, Liverpool Street
  • 1 minute walk Shoreditch High Street overground

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Location: St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch Cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Alexander Kan discusses the history of the utyugon — an instrument created in the 1980s by artists Timur Novikov and Ivan Sotnikov out of scrap metal, domestic irons and a wooden kitchen table. Kan will chart their associations with the Russian rock band Kino and the Popular Mechanics orchestra and the New Composers. Followed by a live music performance on a custom-built utyugon, with Ivan Sotnikov and Aza Shade, lead singer of London-based no wave band Manflu. Free entry. Booking is essential.

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