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Barbican announces King Creosote: From Scotland with Love

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King Creosote: From Scotland with Love
Screening of Virginia Heath’s documentary film with live accompaniment
Saturday 14 March 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm 
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee 

March 2020 sees the return of Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote’s From Scotland with Love project to the Barbican’s music programme, which he first presented here at Milton Court Concert Hall in autumn 2014. The two Milton Court dates sold out very quickly, so this is another chance for Barbican audiences to experience a screening of the film with live accompaniment by King Creosote and his band.

Featuring Scottish archive footage, director Virginia Heath’s poetic documentary film From Scotland With Love features themes of love, loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play and was commissioned as part of the Cultural Festival accompanying the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Conceived as an eleven-song soundtrack to the visual narrative, Anderson’s music was released to critical acclaim on Domino in July 2014, and this was his first-ever film soundtrack.

Kenny Anderson has become one of Scotland's most acclaimed and prolific singer-songwriters, bridging the gap between Folk tradition and modern electronica by blending acoustic instrumentation with digital soundscapes. In 2011, he was short-listed for the Mercury Prize for Diamond Mine, his collaboration with Jon Hopkins.

In September 2016, King Creosote launched his album Astronaut Meets Appleman in an intimate Barbican produced show at Hoxton Hall, which was followed by a larger showcase of the new material with an eight-piece band in the Barbican Hall in January 2017.

Produced by the Barbican
On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 3 October 2019
On general sale on Friday 4 October 2019