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Foreign Agents: Music and Migration

Join Migrant Journal for an afternoon of talks and performances exploring relations between music and migration.

What to expect

Coinciding with the launch of its final issue, Migrant Journal presents an afternoon of live performances, talks and listening sessions exploring the circulation of sound and its role in shaping contemporary life. “Foreign Agents: Music and Migration” will address the journeys of sonic practices and political speech, voice and silence; racial, gendered and musical identities. Expect drums and basslines, industrial sounds, classical Indian string instruments and digital synthesisers.

Amal Khalaf, Pedagogies of the Ear: Collaborative Projects with Migrant Justice Organisers
Jacqueline Springer,(Several) Journeys of the Drum
Petit Oiseau (Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Suren Seneviratne), Dilruba, E-MU Command Station Synthesizer and archival recording on open-reel audio tape (live)
Dámaso Randulfe, Workers of the World, Tonight

Tickets for this event include free entry to the exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory.

Booking information

Adult: £15
Student: £12
Member: £10


Migrant Journal is a six-issue publication exploring the circulations of people, goods, information, fauna and flora around the world and the transformative impact they have on space. Edited by Justinien Tribillon, Michaela Büsse and Dámaso Randulfe; co-edited and designed by Offshore Studio (Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miler).


Amal Khalaf

Amal Khalaf is a curator, artist and researcher currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries where she has been working on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. She has commissioned and developed residencies, exhibitions, workshops and collaborative research projects that address the role of art operating within pedagogy and social urgencies.

Jacqueline Springer

Jacqueline Springer is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse and Fordham universities in London, teaching undergraduate music, media and cultural studies courses. She is also a freelance contributor to BBC arts programming and an event curator, working under the Contemporary Black Music and Union Black titles.

Petit Oiseau (Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Suren Seneviratne)

Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Suren Seneviratne return to their fruitful collaboration with a new experimental sonic endeavour. The project brings together rare classical Indian string instruments, unusually combined with custom patches built on a E-MU Command Station digital synthesiser.

Dámaso Randulfe

Dámaso Randulfe is an artist, architect and editor of Migrant Journal. Spanning writing, image-making, film and installation, his work explores ecologies, territories and technologies in relation to the circulation and contemporary status of the image. He currently teaches critical theory at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in London.