Wednesday 30 Jun 2021 at 19:00, Horniman Museum and Gardens
Join us in the Horniman Museum’s breath-taking Conservatory for a sonic exploration of the immense creative influence of Black music artists in the UK.
From June to September 2021, we are curating and hosting four Sonic Transmissions sessions – evenings of conversation, live performance and collective listening – starting with North London rapper, producer, sound designer, engineer and DJ, Lex Amor.
We realise these are still difficult times for many people therefore we are offering tiered ticket pricing based on what you can afford, with limited capacity. Please pay what you can afford so that someone else less fortunate might be able to attend.
Amor first surfaced in 2016 with her characterful slant on descriptive hip hop, the calm yet powerful cadence of her delivery has since cultivated a cult following all over the world. Over the span of 4 years Lex has worked in and around UK music as an Artist, youth mentor and community organiser.
In September 2020, Lex released her debut mixtape Government Tropicana (GT) – GT has since garnered close to 1 million streams across all platforms, with vinyl runs selling out twice to date. Independently, Amor has been featured and playlisted on radio stations across the UK including: Radio 1, Radio 6 Music, 1xtra and Kiss.
Lex has been featured on esteemed platforms such as COLORS and Boiler Room and has had editorial support from platforms such as PAM, Afropunk, OkayPlayer, Clash, Pitchfork, Line Of Best Fit, Lyrical Lemonade and Complex with the aforementioned listing her as the Rapper to look out for in 2021.
Lex’s collaborators, peers and creative colleagues include; Giles Peterson, Ghostpoet, Alfa Mist, Barney Artist, Kojey Radical, Caleb Femi, 808INK, Jesse James Solomon, Knucks, Joe Armon Jones, Maxwell Owin, Ego Ella May, Nubya Garcia, Jay Prince and Andhim – amongst many others.
Amor has played all over the UK, playing to a sold out Southbank Centre in October 2019 and doing a mini UK tour in the first quarter of 2020.
Sonic Transmissions is a Skin Deep original series of immersive events that combine conversation, live performance and collective listening.
Past Sonic Transmissions events have platformed artists such as Moses Boyd, Cassie Kinoshi, Nérija, Ahnansé, House of Absolute and Brother Portrait, supported by artists Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Shirley Tetteh, Theon Cross and Max Halle.