QT – Tea in Between
A little quality time for the ear… join us for an evening of sound, music and spoken word – three short performances with tea in between. Featuring shakuhachi player Detta Danford, poet Jack Miguel, and cellist, Natasha Zielazinski.
QT is an experiment in listening – an attempt to find a slow and quiet space in which people can listen, let their minds wander, and talk over tea.
Born and raised in the US, Natasha is a London based cellist and composer with a diverse practice in the arts. As a player she loves contemporary repertoire, early music, free improvisation and folk music. Natasha regularly performs, composes and collaborates with artists spanning a wide range of backgrounds such as Kate Tempest, Gaslamp Killer, Kanye West and Hofesh Shechter, with performances at Sadler’s Wells, the Southbank Centre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Barbican Centre, the Melbourne International Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Madison Square Gardens. Natasha is also a co-founder of contemporary music ensemble Jetsam, listed in Folk Radio UK’s Best Albums 2014 for their release of A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes.
Jack Miguel is a poet, artist and arts educator from North London. Rooted in language, his practice encompasses sound design, sculpture and moving image. Jack was the first poet and rapper to attend the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he gained a masters degree with distinction on the Leadership programme and was awarded the Guildhall ‘Starred’ award for his exhibition ‘King Bones’.
Detta is a flutist and composer with a diverse arts practice. Her work involves collaborating, performing and creating new work with ensembles and orchestras, and within theatre, film and the visual arts. Detta is a co- founder of several ensembles who create new works within a multi-disciplinary context. These include the quartet Breakfast Club and contemporary music ensemble Jetsam. She plays western flutes and the Japanese shakuhachi, on which she performed most recently as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s innovative innovative adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s The Reason I Jump.
QT – Tea in Between
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