“The Conspirators of Pleasure” perform at The Cockpit Theatre

Monday 9 December 2013

7pm till late

“The Conspirators of Pleasure” not only seek to bend all the rules and question the sacred but they also explore variants of raga structures from which they create extraordinary soundscape performances. They use self-regulating sonic systems using modified and prepared instruments including a prepared sitar. Their compositions explore experimental terrains, twisting technology to transform organic sounds into eerie calls that flow from intense waves of abrasive, noisy, chaos invoking industrial nostalgia, to structured pulsating rhythms, to melancholic, metaphysical drones.  Here they explore note scales that are usually associated to ragas. Could they be creating a new raga?

“The Conspirators of Pleasure” are Poulomi Desai (ex-member of The Dead Jalebis) and Simon Underwood (ex- member of post-punk The Pop Group). The duo have worked with a range of musicians and artists including, Noise=Noise, Steve Beresford, BJ Cole, Satoko Fukada, Aisha Orazbayeva, Kammer Klang, Roger Turner and John Edwards.  More information about The Conspirators of Pleasure here: http://www.poulomidesai.tumblr.com

Also playing are Project 12
- a newly formed band of young British musicians exploring the depths of Indian classical music with the influences of music surrounding them today. With a passion to perform compositions and original music, these young musicians highlight the eclectic variety within British Asian Music by adding a new and dynamic perspective.

Doors open 6pm – Music at 7.30pm

£8 / £6 concs. Tickets available here:  http://thecockpit.org.uk/show/zeroclassikal

The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Box Office: 020 7258 2925 (12-6pm, Monday – Saturday)
http://thecockpit.org.uk/your_visit