London’s cultural hotspot is set to launch its first ever late-night event of underground sounds on 13 April.
Concrete Lates is a new Friday night that’ll be hosted on a monthly basis and each edition will run until 2am (GMT).
The first instalment, curated and produced by Boiler Room, will be kickstarted by experimentalist Pan Daijing, Berlin-based sound designer JASSS and drone duo Giant Swan. A retrospective exhibition of German photographer Andreas Gursky will also be on display at the space’s Hayward Gallery, remaining open to viewers until 1am (GMT), and Concrete Lates is inspired from his interest in “the way that the world is constituted”. An ambient mix from Pan Daijing has been specially commissioned to soundtrack the exhibition.
Southbank Centre’s senior programmer, Bengi Unsal, said, “Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room have always been spaces for audiences to discover and enjoy music that’s cracking open the status quo. Concrete Lates brings that bang up to date, with a programme of artists who are among the most celebrated and progressive musicians working in experimental electronics today, and giving a platform to incredible and often underrepresented female talent.”