Colour Out of Space Festival

8 - 10 November 2013

Poulomi Desai of Usurp will be performing at Colour Out of Space Festival – the international experimental sound festival. It is an amazing line-up. Video of Poulomi’s performance here: Performance Weekend 8th – 10th November 2013 with Ilan Volkov, Maya Dunietz, Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro) & Reiko.A, Angela Sawyer,…  Read More

CRAM Records Night at Usurp

Saturday 2 November 2013

Usurp invites you to our CRAM Records night for a sonorous evening of new music. The virtuosic CRAM collective with their relentless energy, verve and imagination will be exploring new, challenging sound worlds. Miya (flute) | David Leahy (bass) | Benedict Taylor (viola)  | Tom Jackson (clarinets) | Daniel Thompson (guitar)…  Read More

Sacrificing the Sacred

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Poulomi Desai will be joined by Niranjana Desai in a explosive performance with prepared sitar + modified instruments + Gujarati poetry as part of the Animus Art Salon at Apiary Studios, London. Video of performance here:

The Conspirators of Pleasure at The Klinker

Monday 2 September 2013

NOISE | PASSION | MODIFIED SOUNDS THE CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE DOLLY DOLLYCORE BLANCA REGINA THE ZERO MAP + ZALI KRISHNA comperes and contrasts. The Olive Bar. 18 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 7PL £6/£4 at the door Map:

Usurp will be representing at Supernormal Festival this year!

9 - 11 August 2013

Usurp Art will be travelling to Oxfordshire for three days for performances, film screenings and workshops. Supernormal is a festival like no other, providing a powerful antidote to the current malaise of festivals-as-big-business. Blurring the boundaries between art and music, performer and audience, it champions the iconoclastic and the…  Read More

Aniruddha Das at ESPERANZAH! World Music Festival

Sunday 4 August 2013

Aniruddha Das has re-joined Asian Dub Foundation – next musical outing at ESPERANZAH! World Music Festival  

Q&A with Dame Evelyn Glennie and screening of the film “Touch the Sound”

Saturday 13 July 2013

Usurp is thrilled to welcome Dame Evelyn Glennie for a Q&A at our screening of “Touch the Sound”, the acclaimed film about her musical ethos and inspirations. Book now with a donation: Following the screening of this award winning film, Usurp Art provides the rare…  Read More


Saturday 13 July 2013

Usurp is taking part in the Our Big Gig Festival this year with a free workshop and a special performance event on 13th July 2013. Book here now: Extraordinary Sounds from Ordinary Things A workshop and performance for you, created by you Sat 13 July 11.30am to 4pm…  Read More

Kammer Klang invites Usurp Art to perform at Cafe Oto, Hackney

Monday 8 July 2013

Usurp Art’s Poulomi Desai will be performing at Cafe Oto in Hackney. Kammer Klang presents the music of Stefan Prins, A. Schoenberg and Thierry De Mey and invites BJ Cole and Poulomi Desai to collaborate at the 4th night of it’s 2013 Series. Buy tickets here: Poulomi Desai is a…  Read More

Usurp Art resident at the Experimental Sounding Board Lab

1 - 5 July 2013

Usurp Art will be resident at The Experimental Sounding Board Lab at the University of Brighton in July. The Experimental Sounding Board is a live platform for performance and mark-making collaborations between sonic and visual modes of improvisation through the exploration of technology and gesture. The project sets out…  Read More