Supersonic presents: Emma Ruth Rundle
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Supersonic Festival are delighted to welcome gothic folk artist Emma Ruth Rundle to Birmingham as part of her EU/UK tour to accompany the release of her new album Engine of Hell
Emma Ruth Rundle has always been a multifaceted musician, equally capable of dreamy abstraction, maximalist textural explorations, and the classic acoustic guitar singer-songwriter tradition. But on , her new album, Rundle focuses on an instrument that she left behind in her early twenties when she began playing in bands: the piano.
In combination with her voice, Emma’s piano playing creates a kind of intimacy, as if we’re sitting beside her on the bench, or perhaps even playing the songs ourselves. In the stunning setting of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s concert hall, this sublime musicianship will only be amplified and this sense of intimacy heightened.
Sonically, Emma captures the imperfection and the vulnerability of humanity. “Here are some very personal songs; here are my memories; here is me teetering on the very edge of sanity dipping my toe into the outer reaches of space and I’m taking you with me and it’s very f****d up and imperfect.”