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Monday 14 April 2014 in London

By | Published on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Tim Hecker

TODAY IN LONDON, ThisWeek’s tipped events feature Canadian electro technician Tim Hecker, the bold-as-brass Horne Section, and a song-and-dance history of the world’s most British band, The Kinks…

COMEDY: The Horne Section, The Invisible Dot, 14 Apr
ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winners Alex Horne and his eponymous Section, a prime-time Radio 4 act these days, of course, are back in session, this time shoe-Horned into a small corner of the Invisible Dot for your aural gratification. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tim Hecker + Cuts, Oval Space, 14 Apr (pictured)
Canadian composer Tim Hecker – who’s a fine artist, counting sound as his medium – tonight brings to light his dissonant new LP, the far-and-widely-praised ‘Virgins’, a suite Tim designed to sound “out of time, out of tune and out of phase”. Winging in his support for the night is a ‘sonic assault’ from Cuts, aka Japan-born Masami Akita, Hungarium drummer Balazs Pandi, and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Sunny Afternoon, Hampstead Theatre, 14 Apr – 24 May (pictured)
As jukebox productions go, this theatrical song-and-dance based on The Kinks’ many greatest hits actually sounds quite cool. ‘Hip’, you might say. Set, mid-swing, between the starched ‘Village Green Preservation’style -1950s and the hazy, crazy, ‘Lola’-era 1960s, it’s a picture of English life inspired by all of the ‘Days’ and nights of Kinks singer Ray Davies. Details and tickets here.

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