Follow us on a journey through ten concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three groups of instruments - woodwind, piano and the human body as an instrument - presented and combined in different ways.
At the heart of this series are our well-known archives and each week we ask our performers to respond to a theme suggested by the collections in our Library and curate their programme around it.
What to expect
We will send digital programme notes via email prior to the concert. This is a free event, so please make sure to cancel your ticket if you’re not going to make it so that others can join.
If you'd rather join us from home, you can watch the concerts via Facebook Live.
Support our free concerts
Our lunchtime concerts have been a tradition since 1948, providing inspiration and respite from the world outside for an hour a week in a relaxed performance environment. We always pay our musicians for these performances, but the concerts are free to audiences. Help support these concerts by donating here.
Image: Ozge Cone
How we’re keeping you safe
Because we would like to keep the staff and each other safe, we expect and recommend face coverings to be worn the public areas that can become crowded. These are the corridors, toilet areas and the queues at the bar. There will also be an event-specific QR code that guests will be asked to scan on arrival.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
In addition to these measures, Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are also numerous hand-sanitising stations available and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
Meet the Artist
Hinako Omori is a musician and producer based in London, originally from Yokohama, Japan. Initially training to be a sound engineer, Hinako leapt into music full time after university as a keyboard player and programmer on stage and in the studio – some of the artists Hinako has worked with include EOB (Ed O’Brien), Kae Tempest, Georgia, James Bay and Sophie Hunger.
Auraelia, Hinako’s debut EP was released in November 2019 via Injazero Records. The tracks are a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation, building on layers of synths and vocals. Hinako has since released tracks on various compilations including Sisters of Sound’s SOS Music Volume 1 (in conjunction with !K7 and Dublab), collaborated with visual artist Cécile B. Evans on music for her installation Notations for an Adaptation of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever) exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, and composed music and sound design for Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup, an animation on dreams during the pandemic.
Hinako also hosts Near Momentary, a monthly show on Worldwide FM, with Kloxii - their shows explore the topic of identity and heritage through music that helped them reconnect to their roots, featuring ESEA artists and producers. Hinako’s debut album will be released in November 2021.
Need to Know
- 13:00 - 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute