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Friday 16th November 2018, door 6.30pm

The Edge of the Abyss

In association with the Royal Academy of Arts Klimt/Schiele exhibition and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Now entering its 20th season The Uncertain Hour, Club Inégales turns its ever-adventurous gaze to the troubled times in which we live and work. Over five concerts, we’ll be exploring stories of of change – historic and personal – to find beauty in equally liminal times, after which nothing can be the same.

In our second show of the season, we are delighted to be heading back to the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London for a very special performance in conjunction with the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Stravinsky wrote that he felt “on the edge of an abyss” when composing The Rite of Spring between 1912/13. Around the same time, Einstein, Freud and Marx were producing some of their most challenging work. The world was in upheaval. In this performance, club directors Peter Wiegold and Martin Butler will be joined by the voice and violin of Alice Zawadzki, and saxophonist Diane McLoughlin to explore this extraordinary transitional time. Working with the art of Klimt and Schiele, they’ll be presenting a performance that begins with the heightened expressionism of Schoenberg and takes us into the new worlds of the 20th century, towards the liberation of sound and the beginnings of jazz.

Date: Friday 16th November

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Venue: The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

Nearest stations: Green Park, Piccadilly Circus & Oxford Circus

Tickets are available via the Royal Academy Box Office