UCL Urban Laboratory


Stadtklang: Ensemble Work

17 November 2019, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Stadtklang, Venturing Beyond. Image of a bag full of records.

UCL Urban Laboratory's music night exploring urban sound returns to the Arcola Theatre Bar.

This event is free.

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Jordan Rowe


Arcola Theatre Bar
24 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL
The next Stadtklang features conversation and jazz music exploring AbdouMaliq Simone’s new book Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South.
To open up the book’s themes, Simone has selected a collection of tracks from Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sun-Ra and others, which gives us a sense of the city as a space of ‘uninhabitation', an ‘ensemble work’ whose surging rhythms and modes of improvisation generate a very different idea of urban performance.  
AbdouMaliq Simone is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield. He is an author and urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions.
Organised in collaboration with the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Free, no booking required.