Salon Imaginaire #10 - Serafina Steer and Junior Electronics

The Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Serafina Steer's work as a musician and songwriter sets her apart as a genuine English maverick.
The range of subject matter she incorporates into her songwriting alone pays testament to this, coupled with her refreshingly transparent and charming vocal style. Having established her craft as a solo harpist/singer/songwriter, in recent years she has been mostly writing and playing bass in her pop band Bas Jan, but she'll be making a special outing to West Dean with her harp for one night only. Do not miss it!

Junior Electronics (aka Joe Watson) is a mysterious Brighton-based musician who has managed to
keep rather a low profile despite the jaw-dropping skill, playfulness and intelligence of his music. A joyful polymath and extraordinary lyricist, the musical inflections in his songwriting range from Steve Reich to Bach, Prince, Laurie Anderson, and the Beatles.

Join us at this evening event which will stretch the horizons of what you thought could be discussed in the medium of song.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. The Steward's Bar will be open until 10.30pm.

Open to all age 12+. This is a Pay What You Decide event. Please register to book your seat.

Serafina Steer

Serafina Steer trained as a harpist at Chetham's School Of Music and Trinity Laban. A vocalist, classically trained harpist and pianist, Steer's work resists categorisation, often arising through the juxtaposition of musical disciplines, using the harp as her principal tool for many years and three solo albums to date. Much of 2018 was also spent developing material and performing with Jarvis Cocker's new project '' in which she plays electric harp, keyboards and sings, completing a mini tour of performances in caves in the UK, California and in Hong Kong.

"Steer sings deliciously barbed songs about the city - and, you know, space abduction, skinnydipping, that sort of thing". BBC Music

Junior Electronics

Junior Electronics is the solo monicker of composer, multi-instrumentalist, music lecturer and sound engineer Joe Watson. He will join us for a rare live performance of his own songs, as he takes a pause from his European tour as keyboardist for the legendary prog-pop band Stereolab.

Pay What You Decide

PWYD works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford to, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, by cash on the door.

Suggested price bands of £5 and £10.


West Dean College is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.