Percussionist Delia Stevens co-founded the Aurora Percussion Duo and world-music collective Kabantu. Both ensembles tour the UK extensively, perform on BBC Radio 3, have given Ted Talks and won the £10,000 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Award. Delia won the RNCM Gold Medal and Concerto Competitions; 2019 sees her tour Dorman’s concerto Frozen in Time around Germany.
Joe Snape mixes conventional and homemade instruments with light, text and video to make unusual and emotive performances. These have happened at places like The Kitchen (New York), Café Oto (London), Wonder Site (Tokyo), and the Konzerthaus (Berlin). The Quietus calls Joe’s music ‘goofy, melancholy, irreverent fun – very, very singularly itself.’
Together, the pair formed the collective Conundrums as part of Sound and Music’s 2019 Composer-Curator cohort. Their project involves launching a new, socially-engaged concert series called AlgoRhythms; a 3-date UK tour of specially commissioned and contemporary chamber music for percussion, electronics & video, responding to themes of censorship, data collection, algorithms and the digital media echo chamber.