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RY X with the London Contemporary Orchestra

+ Hannah Epperson

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Singer-songwriter and producer RY X performs new versions of his soulful songs with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Spurred along by lyrics of isolation, solidarity and humanness, RY X's searching vocals are buoyed by the strings of the LCO. Built into something even more encompassing, it’s as if his fragile songs, composed on acoustic guitar, piano and electronics were waiting for these orchestral arrangements. 

From Australia to LA, RY’s life in music has taken him across continents and genres. When he wasn’t in warehouse clubs, he was producing Electronic music as part of Howling and The Acid; and, when he wasn't experimenting with synthesisers and drum machines, he was writing fragile, reverb-drenched songs for his tape-recorded debut EP, Berlin. Released in 2013, he soon found his two-minute tearjerkers on mainstream radio alongside some of the world's biggest Pop hits, yet it’s his sincere and deeply human songwriting that really sets him aside.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Start time: 8.30pm

Hannah Epperson: 20 mins

Interval: 20 mins

RY X with the London Contemporary Orchestra: 90 mins

All timings are approximate and subject to change



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