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Julian Joseph’s Atmospheres In Audio Theatre

A show in immersive d&b Soundscape

Friday 17 May 2024


Tickets: £25 - £45

Julian Joseph presents an exciting new band with music specially written to open a new concert series featuring the startling immersive d&b Soundscape system at World Heart Beat.

Described as a revolution in the way we perceive sound, this premiere is a must see and hear – new music that has been specifically composed by Julian to show how emotion and drama can be enhanced by the immersive technology – marrying acoustic sound with the digital processing capability that can be achieved on the fly; in a split second.

Julian Joseph – piano 
Alok Verma – tablas
Kaidi Akinnibi – saxophone

This concert is part of our Soundscape Sessions, in which we explore the capabilities of the groundbreaking system. The d&b Soundscape is a revolution in the live sound experience, which is being picked up and explored by some of the greatest innovators working at the cusp of music and technology, including Kraftwerk, Björk, Nitin Sawhney and Brian Eno. Its creative possibilities are further recognised by this showcase series of concerts by international composers, and award-winning creatives.

The Thistle Trust is joining us to support Julian Joseph’s Artistic residency at World Heart Beat – at the forefront of pioneering new technologies, enabling us to develop a new working model for sector-leading artist development support.  


Recognised as one of the finest jazz musicians this side of the Atlantic, pianist Julian has been a towering figure in contemporary jazz for over two decades, and has devoted his long career to championing the music, both across the UK and into the far corners of the world.

He has forged a reputation with his formidable skills as a prodigious composer and phenomenal performer, and is universally recognised as a highly knowledgeable and engaging broadcaster, musical ambassador and cultural advocate – he is a true champion of the music.


Tabla maestro is a multi-talented music producer, who has performed with a number of artists including Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and Boris Grebenshikov. He takes musical inspiration from a diverse sources ranging from Ustaad Zakir Hussain to Hidalgo Giovanni, and Buddy Rich, just to name a few. Alok also produces his own music and beats, with Avartan and Aura being his most recent albums

Renowned for his musical brilliance and ability to bring a touch of peace to his listeners, Alok has shared the live stage with some of the world’s biggest names.


Although his fluent and thoughtful playing is rooted in the classic jazz genres, growing up in South London and learning from the Kinetika Bloco and the Jazz Warriors families, saxophonist Kaidi Akinnibi has always had a multi-faceted outlook on music, which has positioned him as a standout member of London’s creative, vibrant jazz scene. This can be evidenced in the eclectic variety of artists he has worked and written with, including the likes of Tom Misch, Black Midi, Blue Lab Beats, Celeste & Mark Kavuma’s Banger Factory.

Julian Joseph’s Atmospheres In Audio Theatre

Date Friday 17 May

Tickets £25 - £45

  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Stage: 7:30 pm

Where WHB Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, SW11 7BD

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Accessibility: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens is a fully accessible venue. If you have any questions or special requirements, please email

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