An afternoon of attentive guided listening and conversation led by writer and cultural commentator Emma Warren, who is joined by musician and producer Kristian Craig Robinson (aka Capitol K), who has spent over two decades working within London’s DIY, experimental, electronic, global and underground music scenes.
Drawing on her recently released book Make Some Space: Tuning into Total Refreshment Centre, Warren delves into the history of this highly influential hub for UK music, reflecting on its cultural impact and the importance of creating physical spaces in which community and culture can thrive. Alongside the talk, Warren will play records through high-grade audio equipment, revisiting the music that punctuated and shaped the story of TRC.
Presented in partnership with Analogue Foundation.
Emma Warren has been documenting contemporary culture for over two decades. Her writing has appeared in national and international platforms, and her documentaries have been presented on BBC Radio. She worked for six years on Brixton's youth-run Live Magazine and has a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM. She published her first book, Make Some Space: Tuning into Total Refreshment Centre on her new imprint, Sweet Machine. She also released a pamphlet Steam Down: Or How Things Begin on Rough Trade Books.
With formative experience in studio environments from tape through to digital and back with the analogue renaissance, Capitol K
established an independent recording studio at Total Refreshment Centre in 2013, tracking recent albums for Trash Kit, Comet Is Coming, Rozi Plain, Alabaster DePlume, Flamingods, Cykada, Ibibio Sound Machine, Neue Grafik, BAS JAN & John Johanna. He also runs the record label Faith & Industry and released his seventh solo album, Goatherder
, in 2018.
Hackney's Total Refreshment Centre (TRC), a former Edwardian factory, became a celebrated and highly influential hub for UK music before the closure of its live music venue in 2018. The roots of the new London jazz scene are wound up in the history of the venue, which created a space for emerging artists like Nubya Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings to hone their craft before they became internationally acclaimed artists.
Founded by Audio-Technica, Russell Elevado and Soundwalk Collective, Analogue Foundation is a curator of experiences, helping us all to understand and appreciate the value of analogue now and long into the future.
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
£8 Full, £5 Concs/Blue/Green Members.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.
includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.