Beatrice Dillon: Workaround

Tue 10 Mar 2020
19.30 - 22.30
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

Somerset House Studios resident Beatrice Dillon presents Workaround, a live showcase of the artist and musician's much anticipated debut album. 

Workaround is the lucidly playful and ambitious solo debut album by musician and artist, Beatrice Dillon for PAN. In an evening of live performance and movement, Dillon presents the premiere of her new record, joined by guest performers Jamila Johnson-Small (Last Yearz Interesting Negro) and Eve Stainton, alongside a solo percussion set from composer and musician Kuljit Bhamra MBE, as well as DJ sets from TTB (NTS) and Will Bankhead (The Trilogy Tapes).

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Beatrice Dillon, photo by Nadine Fraczkowski
Beatrice Dillon, photo by Nadine Fraczkowski

Beatrice Dillon is a London-based musician, artist and NTS DJ, who's produced music for PAN, Boomkat Editions, Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, etc and has collaborated widely with a range of musicians and producers. She has presented sound and performance work across Lisson Gallery, Outlands Network, Somerset House, Abandon Normal Devices Festival etc. 

Kuljit Bhamra is British composer, record producer, musician and educator whose main instrument is the Tabla. Best known as one of the creators of Bhangra music and for his many collaborations with musicians from different genres and cultures. Awarded an MBE in 2009.

Eve Stainton is a movement artist inspired by the complexities of poetic queer encounters. This manifests through practices of dancing, digital collage and connecting with community. Recent presentations include: Nottingham Contemporary (2019), Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Theatre (2019), The Place Theatre, London (2018), Royal Academy of Art, London (2018), Tangente Theatre Montreal, Canada (2017); Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018).

Jamila Johnson-Small makes and presents performance with various collaborators and across a range of contexts under the name Last Yearz Interesting Negro.

TTB is a DJ, programmer and current curator in residence at Somerset House Studios in London. With a vast experience across music, visual arts and radio, TTB has become a key figure in the London music scene and her singular approach to radio and indeed her DJ sets has earned much admiration and cult following. She has played a variety of events spanning from Ben UFO’s XOYO Residency in London to Wysing Polyphonic Festival at which she played b2b Beatrice Dillon and much in between. TTB’s eclectic NTS radio shows join the dots between a wide range of genres, finding connections in the spaces in-between. In the club her DJ sets are similarly expansive, going from eighties digi dancehall to free jazz to Russian techno and all the way back again, running tunes for the dancers as well as the heads.

Since 2008, Will Bankhead’s record and clothing label The Trilogy Tapes has released an exceptional catalog of music spanning electro-acoustic, house, techno, noise from UK, Europe, USA, Russia, Japan and Australia. As a designer and photographer Bankhead is responsible for some of the most memorable record sleeve artwork of the past 25 years in his work for Honest Jons Records, Hinge Finger (which he founded with Joy Orbison), MoWax etc, as well as his own imprint, The Trilogy Tapes.