Bragagild proudly presents British folk singer and musician Andrew King for the first time in Denmark.
Andrew King is the foremost link between traditional folk music and the post-industrial take on folk music and a scholar of traditional folk song from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Unlike many others in the realm of neofolk and apocalyctic folk, King – having worked for institutions like English Folk Dance & Song Society and Sound Archive of the British Library – is firmly grounded in folk traditions. He combines tradition with inspiration from post-industrial music, incorporating dark ambient, field recordings, electro-acoustic music and a capella stylings in his dramatic and charismatic version of folk music for the apocalypse. King is an artist who keeps a tradition alive while seamlessly updating this tradition with modern elements.
He has released four solo albums since the debut on the legendary World Serpent label in 1998. His most recent solo album: Deus Ignotus, a dark and complex selection of traditional, medieval and own compositions which took 9 years to record was issued in 2011. It has received glowing reviews. King is working on his 5th solo album, The Proud Tower, a concept album on WWI. Apart from his solo work he is known for his work with such acts as Sol Invictus, Blood Axis, Duo Noir, KnifeLadder and Brown Sierra as well as his unique work as a painter.
King is a dramatic and charismatic perfomer; seeing him at such an intimate stage as Husets Biograf is a rare occasion.
Before Andrew King’s show, King will give a short talk about the phonograph recordings of traditional singers that the Folk-Song Society made between 1905-1915, with some examples as illustration, after which Huset’s cinema will show the film "Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow" a documentary that shows the living tradition of vernacular music making as it existed at the Blaxhall Ship, Suffolk, in the early 1950s. A unique event indeed!