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    Chicago producer/composer Kate Simko and her seven-piece ensemble London Electronic Orchestra bring an innovative, genre-bending performance to the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room this autumn. Orchestrating instruments into her distinctive electronic soundscapes, Simko draws from a unique and diverse background as a pianist, composer, and revered producer and DJ from Chicago. The performance will feature Brighton-based guest vocalist Abi Flynn of the Tru Thoughts label, and bespoke styling by Chinese fashion designer Rui Xu, recently featured in the Zaha Hadid Gallery.

    Simko debuted LEO at the Britten Theatre of the Royal College of Music in March 2014. Since then her ensemble has performed at an eclectic selection of venues including the National Gallery, iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse, Boiler Room in Ibiza, Latitude Festival, Bestival, MIDEM, and Le Poisson Rouge in New York. The current core group is an all-female ensemble with Kate on keys and electronics alongside harp, two violins, two cellos, and upright bass.

    The set will feature songs from their acclaimed self-titled album Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra, released on The Vinyl Factory, which includes collaborations with Jamie Jones and Katy B, a classical rework of The xx, and Kate’s remix of Franz Schubert’s Ständchen D957 which was recently co-released on Decca Classics.

    ‘Fresh, exciting, contemporary yet, of course, classical’
    Independent

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  • Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra

    Kate Simko has carved an international career as an electronic music producer, film composer, live performer, and DJ. Orchestrating instruments into her distinctive electronic soundscapes, Simko draws from a unique and diverse background as a pianist, composer, and revered producer and DJ from Chicago.

    Simko debuted her seven-piece London Electronic Orchestra at the Britten Theatre of the Royal College of Music in March 2014. Since then her ensemble has performed at an eclectic selection of venues including the National Gallery, iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse, Boiler Room in Ibiza, Latitude Festival, Bestival, MIDEM, and Le Poisson Rouge in New York. The current core group is an all-female ensemble with Kate on keys and electronics alongside harp, two violins, two cellos, and upright bass.

    The LEO will be performing music from their acclaimed self-titled album Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra, released on The Vinyl Factory, which includes collaborations with Jamie Jones and Katy B, a classical rework of The xx, and Kate’s remix of Franz Schubert’s Ständchen D957.