Saturday 1 September 2018

WYSING POLYPHONIC are excited to announce that for the ninth edition of their annual music festival they have worked in collaboration with Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Paul Purgas (Emptyset) to develop a line-up that brings together some of the most exciting UK and international artists working today. AÏSHA DEVI, AGF POEMPRODUCER, CATERINA BARBIERI, DJ HARAM, EWA JUSTKA…  Read More

Decolonise Festival 2018

22 - 25 June 2018

DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St. SE15 1TF. We will celebrate all the brilliant punx descended (through one or both parents) from the original inhabitants of Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Australasia, North America, and the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. As we…  Read More

Cafe Oto – Merzbow/Desai/Justka

Saturday 1 October 2016

Cafe Oto – Merzbow/Desai/Justka https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/merzbow

Lost Property presents : Infrasection Dispersion

Saturday 20 August 2016

Lost Property, an arts collective based in Brighton, present a building takeover of the DLWP. Making full use of the building’s acoustics and architecture, this free event will feature live performances and site specific installation pieces from artists who are continually forming new ways of presenting audible art. Performances: – Part Wild…  Read More

Usurp Art at Sonic Imperfections

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Usurp’s Conspirators of Pleasure (Poulomi Desai & Simon Underwood) perform at Sonic Imperfections at The Montague Arms in Peckham. 289 Queens Road Peckham London SE15 2PA Nearest Stations: Queens road, Peckham and New Cross gate – Overground. Map Sonic imperfections – Facebook

Usurp Film Oven (UFO)

Saturday 4 June 2016

For those who love film and have experience as filmmakers – both creatives and technicians.  The aim is to generate dynamic engagement in today’s film industry with the aim of making films worthy of cinematic and festival release. UFO will meet once a month and members will have exposure to…  Read More

British Council / Arts Council England Funded Project

Sunday 14 February 2016

“Vermillion Sands” – supported by the British Council and Arts Council England.  Poulomi Desai, the Director of Usurp Art will be travelling to India to create a new art / sound project inspired by the short stories by J.G.Ballard in the anthology “Vermillion Sands”. She will also be showcasing…  Read More

Usurp at the London Contemporary Music Festival

Friday 11 December 2015

“The capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” Tom Service, The Guardian ‘Miraculous’  The Quietus Usurp’s Poulomi Desai will be premiering a new composition and performance based on JG Ballard’s “Vermillion Sands” at this acclaimed festival of new music. With a diverse and ground-breaking programme with musicians and artists such as Pauline Oliveros,…  Read More

Usurp at Hundred Years Gallery

Sunday 29 November 2015

Marjolaine Charbin, Poulomi Desai, Artur Vidal, Douglas Benford. http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/charbin-desai-vidal-benford Marjolaine Charbin is a pianist working both inside the piano with objects and with the keyboard. Originally from France, she lived for many years in Brussels and is now based in London. Since studying sound engineering and then jazz piano at the conservatoire in Brussels,…  Read More

Usurp at the South Bank, London

Saturday 18 July 2015

We are part of this at the South Bank for a performance piece for an ensemble of harmoniums by Joe Namy. Echoes & Reverberations – Free – come along! 4.30pm – 5.30pm ‘Space Breath Time’ Joe Namy (b. 1978, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon) ‘Space Breath Time’ brings together a group of musicians…  Read More