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Kaleidoscope Music Memes

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May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
June 27, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
£12 - £14
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Newton le Willows Library
Newton le Willows Library, 262 Crow Lane East, Newton le Willows,
St Helens, WA12 9TU United Kingdom
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Luke Daniels is bringing an exciting music project to St Helens which gives audiences an exciting opportunity to create their very own piece of music using just their smart phones.

The award winning and critically acclaimed musician is hosting a series of concerts over the next few months which will make use of the mobile technology to jointly create new music with audiences ahead of each performance. For each performance Luke will be joined on stage by a different world-class performer culminating in a final quartet performance at the end of the project.

Audiences could have the chance to hear their technological compositions played at these special concerts, they simply have to:

  • Download the MusicMeme App from the app store
  • Select from a series of pre-recorded ‘blocks’ of music
  • Arrange the blocks to create their own piece of music
  • Share their creation on social media

Each concert will feature a Q&A session with Luke and his special guest and the details of each performance can be found below, if you purchase tickets for all 4 concerts you will receive 25% off the total cost, simply call 01744 762 300 to book this offer.

Luke is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon Luke has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music. Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

Luke Daniels & Rihab Azar 

Saturday 11th May


Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the “Migrant Talent” scheme she has performed with the London Sinfonietta and at St. Paul’s Cathedral.


 Luke Daniels & Abel Selaocoe

Sunday 26th May

Abel Selaocoe is a South African cellist who collaborates with beatboxers and world musicians whilst giving solo classical recitals and concerto performances as a soloist with numerous orchestras including Kwa-Zulu Philharmonic, Johnannesburg Phil and Randburg Symphony. He has performed at the Aldeburgh Festival and at the BBC Proms.


Luke Daniels & Shu Jiang

Sunday 16th June

Shu Jiang is an ethnomusicologist and expert player of Chinese zithers (zheng and qin) with a special interest in the music of China. From a family of folk musicians she learned to play Chinese zithers – the 21-stringed zheng and 7-stringed qin – in her childhood. She worked as a full-time lecturer in Musicology at the Department of Music, Xiamen University, China and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. She has a particular interest in cross cultural exchange of East Asian music in the context of Western music and works alongside a range of composers and world musicians in the UK.



Kaleidoscope Quartet

Thursday 27th June

Luke, Abel Selaocoe, Rihab Azar & Zi Lan Liao come together for this final full quartet performance.



Receive a 25% discount if you purchase tickets for all 4 shows , simply call 01744 762 300 to book this offer.