Chuquimamani-Condori to headline Somerset House Studios Assembly

The experimental music, sound and performance series from Somerset House Studios is set to return from 20 to 23 March 2024, after a four-year hiatus.

Somerset House Studios has announced the return of its in-house series, Assembly. Headlined by Chuquimamani-Condori – who will play their first solo London show in six years – the event series will include multi-disciplinary performances across art and music as well as brand new commissions and performances.

The four-day programme also features Bríghde Chaimbeul – who featured on Caroline Polachek’s Desire, I Want to Turn Into You track Blood and Butter – who will premiere a new commission called Where the Veil Is Thin alongside performance artists Maëva Berthelot and Temitope Ajose on 20 March.

Elsewhere, the the likes of Shamica Ruddock, Shenece Oretha, Nkisi, Dis Fig and Lord Tusk are announced for various shows and performances across the Assembly programme, with Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey presenting a new performance work on 23 March. That same day, artist and composer exlRuth will debut an original score for voice in a show with Nik Rawlings and Caius Williams.

To accompany the return of Assembly, Somerset House Studios has announced a new podcast dedicated to the series, entitled Not Strictly Speaking. Described as an extension of the Assembly live programme, the podcast will explore different manifestations of the voice, with the first episode landing on 20 March. Each episode will follow an artist featured in the programme alongside guest contributors, with French sound design artist Félicia Atkinson contributing a new sound commission.

For more information and tickets, visit the Somerset House website. Chuquimamani-Condori featured in our Year in Mixes list back in December. Check it out here.