folk & world

Haiku Salut Lamp Show

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

The trio conjures instrumental dream-pop with an edge of electronica, via accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums and melodica.

Influenced by the evocative film soundtracks of Yann Tiersen and Benoît Charest, the genre-melting electronica of early Múm, and the impressionistic writing of Haruki Murakami, Haiku Salut are Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft.

Third album There Is No Elsewhere, released in 2018, was called ‘formidable and fragile, beautiful and fascinating’ by Drowned In Sound.

They released their debut album Tricolore in 2013 to four stars by The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo and many more.

In 2013, the trio won the Green Man Rising contest, opened the main stage at Green Man Festival and toured the UK in support of Lau.

They later wrote about the experience in their debut book, Japanese Poems Steal Brains, a fully illustrated collection of haikus, which told the story of the band to date.

As well as pushing musical boundaries, Haiku Salut have been exploring new ways to combine technology and artistic expression, experimenting with VR videos and events and their audiovisual Lamp Show.

They have performed in a host of unusual venues: a library, a ballroom, a theatre, a Victorian swimming baths, and several churches. They are yet to play a planetarium, but it’s only a matter of time.

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 135 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Fri 16 October 2020
      • 7:45 pm


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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