Sat 18 Jan 2020

Byron Wallen plays Boards of Canada

From £22.50 plus booking fee

Byron Wallen’s Gayan Gamelan Ensemble interprets Boards of Canada’s ‘Music Has The Right To Children’.

Having previously sold out two nights at London’s famous venue the Jazz Cafe, Byron Wallen comes to EartH, Hackney and Bristol’s Thekla for two incredible shows in January. 

His fantastic show pays homage to Boards of Canada’s seminal album ‘Music Has the Right to Children‘ working with his rarely used Gamelan Ensemble for a truly unique night.


Gayan Gamelan Ensemble


Hairs sprung up on the back of my neck, and the audience screamed with appreciation” – Resident Advisor

‘Music Has the Right to Children’ is the debut studio album by Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada. It was released on 20 April 1998 in the United Kingdom by Warp and Skam Records and in the United States by Matador Records. The album stands as the Scottish duo’s magnum opus, made all the impressive by the fact that it was their debut record.

An adult meditation on childhood, concerned with play, naïveté and nostalgia, all tinted with rosy pastoralism, the sensitivity of the compositions marry beautifully with Byron’s orchestration of the Gamelan sound.

Byron Wallen – Trumpet + conches

Chris Jerome – Keyboards

Paul Michael – Bass

David Dyson – Drums

Gayan Gamelan ensemble:

Freddie Abel Parish – Saron, Trumpet

Wilf  Diamond – Gongs, Trombone

James Wade-Sired – Saron Demung, Peking, Trombone

Thomas Morley – Bonang Barung, Keyboards

Tara Jerome – Bonang Panerus, Keyboards

EartH, Hackney

Hackney, London

Doors open at 7pm

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