Art of Sound: Tom Furse
Best known for playing bass and keyboards in the indie band The Horrors, Tom Furse will kick-start this season of Art of Sound in the Academicians’ Room.
Tom is a musician and compiler who rose to fame by playing in the indie band The Horrors. Their latest five-star rated album, V, has been listed in the “top 15 best albums of 2017” by The Guardian.
Together with Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) and Lo Recordings, Tom has curated a music compilation dedicated to his long-standing interest in the exotica genre. Tom Furse Digs is the result of digging through the archives of the Southern Library of Recorded Music. Instead of “sample-friendly beats and mutated versions of chart hits”, expect to hear “a world of exotica-tinged jazz beat, calling up images of sandy days and smoky nights in tropical climates.” (Tom Furse, Self-Titled Magazine; 2015)
You can also hear Furse on his NTS monthly radio show, for all things wonky and educational in spacious sound and dusted soul, as he searches out the spaces between genres.
This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Patrons and Friends of the Royal Academy and booking is required. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public, so be quick to book if you don’t want to miss out!
● Fully booked
Friday 16 February 2018
8 — 11pm
The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, booking required.
Art of Sound series
We return this year with the new season of our series of Friday night DJ sessions in the Academicians’ Room.
We’ve asked some of our favourite London-based DJs to dive into their archives for a series of unique music nights in the heart of the Royal Academy. DJs from a wide range of musical backgrounds will take over the Academicians’ Room, sharing their personal favourites as well as the hidden gems they’ve discovered on their musical journeys.