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On January 20th I will be performing my composition “Bibi-La-Purée” at the National Portrait Gallery as IN-IS. It is a musical interpretation of Picasso’s portrait Bibi-La-Purée, painted in Paris in 1901 when Picasso was twenty. The composition/performance will be for six live string players, some live and prerecorded electronics and a small harmonium. The energy, vibrancy, sadness and flamboyancy of Picasso’s Bibi-La-Purée will be explored in the musical composition.


National Portrait Gallery, London

Late Shift Extra: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real
Friday 20 January, 2017, 18.00 – 21.00

Free (No Ticket Required)

Inspired by Picasso’s circle in Montmartre in the first decade of the 20th century, the Gallery becomes an artists’ colony featuring a wild cross-pollination of ideas, music, poetry, performance, art, film and dance. For one evening only, step inside the mind of Picasso where Everything You Can Imagine is Real…

Curated and Produced by Martyn Ware for Illustrious.

Contributing Artists:

Zarina Bhimji, Georgina Brett, Peter Coyle, Obsrvtry, Eclectic Method, Vanessa Fenton, Feral Five, Aaron Horn, IN-IS, Di Mainstone, Nikky Norton, Radiophonic Workshop, Ian Reddington, Cherub Sanson, Scanner, John Shuttleworth, The Spinning Yarns, Chris Sullivan, Toby Thompson, Gabriel Ware, Martyn Ware, Chris Watson, White Noise, Luke Wright

IN-IS will be performing Bibi la Purée as part of the programme.

More information here: Everything You Can Image Is Real

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