FRASER T SMITH: FUTURE UTOPIA
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'You may not have recognised him during Dave’s performance of Black at the
Brits, but this producer helped shape the sound of UK rap and grime.’
— The Guardian
Fraser T Smith will present Future Utopia live, following his first site-specific project at Bold Tendencies last summer with Es Devlin. Using music - pop to rap to soul, historical testimony and poetry, Fraser T Smith’s work confronts the universal anxieties we face today, and his live performance offers up an eclectic search for truth, enlightenment and purpose—glimmers of a compass on turbulent water.
This is his first immersive show and it has a mixtape energy, reflecting his many collaborations, his wide-ranging musical experience and influences, and including special live performances from Kojey Radical, Simon Armitage and Tia Carys.
The performance will take place in and around Noise Matrix by Sarah Thorneycroft-Smith, her complex framework sculpture of coloured pipes forming an energetic spatial web of sound around the bank of instruments, synthesisers and mixing desks on stage.
Fraser T Smith works as a producer and song-writer for some of contemporary music’s most significant artists. His critically acclaimed first solo album Twelve Questions was released in 2020. He is acknowledged for his role in the British rap resurgence, working closely over many years with Ghetts and Kano, as well as producing Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer (2017) and the Mercury Prize winning debut album Psychodrama (2019) by Dave.
Presented by Bold Tendencies.
This is an all ages event.