Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn

Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn

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Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn, the creative forces behind the mesmerizing album“Pigments,” transcend musical boundaries with their unique collaboration. Known for her dynamic presence in the electro-revival scene, Dawn Richard joins forces with Spencer Zahn, a versatile multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer.“Pigments” is not just an album; it’s an immersive electronic, avant-garde jazz and neo-classical experience that delves into self-discovery, dance, and the vibrant arts scene of New Orleans.

Dawn Richard’s music feels as if it’s emanating from a higher plane than ours. Even back in her more radio-friendly days withDanity Kane and Diddy (Puff Daddy), the New Orleans singer imbued her songs with a rare vulnerability, emerging from the hedonistic landscape of late-2000s hip-hop and R&B with earnest, heart broken compositions about losing love and finding it beneath the strobe lights of the dancefloor. She’s a singer of big emotions, and even as she’s pushed her solo workfurther into experimental realms, she has continued to foreground feeling above all else.

Breaking away from Richard’s familiar R&B and dance music, “Pigments” is adeparture that showcases her versatility. Spencer Zahn’s intricate electronica soundscapes, rooted in principles of open space and motion, provide the perfect canvas for Richard’s stripped-down and intense vocals. The album is a continuous composition with distinct “movements,” led by instruments such as clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and strings, to the likes of artists like Björk, Ólafur Arnalds,Pharaoh Sanders & Floating Points, Hans Zimmer, Portishead and The Cinematic Orchestra.

The collaboration originated from their work on “Cyanotype,” a track from Zahn’s 2018 debut album. Motivated to explore a full-length project, the duo embarked on a musical journey that unfolded the narrative of “someone painting with brokenbrushes.” Richard reflects on the album as a testament to being a dreamer, embracing imperfections, and finding beauty in the unconventional. Marking Richard’s first step into the contemporary neo-classical world, Pigments reveals anew facet of her limitless talents and provides a fresh introduction to Zahn, whose intimate, sprawling soundscapes play with principles of open space and motion.


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Make your free dinner reservation to eat at our Margins Café before the show!

You must have a general admission ticket for the show to gain entry for dinner.

Doors will open for early dinner ticket holders at 18:00. 

The Margins Café serves delicious, freshly prepared food at gigs and events.  All profits go towards The Margins Project, based here at the Chapel which works with people who face issues of homelessness and crisis.

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More Information:

The venue is seating only. All seats are unreserved and are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early before event door times if you have preferred seats. Due to the nature of our venue, please be prepared to queue for entry.

The venue is fully accessible, with use of ramps and the upstairs bar is accessible with use of a platform lift. Please email [email protected] with your accessibility requirements as soon as you purchase your ticket.

The bar is located on the first floor of the venue and will be open from the stated door time and remain open after the show.

Alcohol consumption will be limited to the bar area only, it is not permitted to take alcohol to the main chapel space.  An array of soft drinks and snacks will also be available and are permitted in the main space. (Please note, no food or drink may be brought from outside into the venue. Water bottles must be emptied before entering the venue, with refilling stations available inside).