UK contemporary music school ICMP is welcoming singer-songwriter and alumni Elena Tonra to its Songwriters’ Circle this month.
ICMP Songwriters’ Circle is a monthly event led by the school’s highly-experienced songwriting teachers and music industry professionals. These intimate events, open to all, give audiences a unique opportunity to hear songs in their most stripped-back form, with the songwriters sharing personal insights into how they were created.
Tonra formed her band Daughter whilst studying at ICMP with fellow Alumnus Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella. Songs like ‘Youth’ were actually started at the music school, in workshop sessions. Her unique voice, Haefeli’s innovative production and the trio’s skilful writing and arrangements has bought the band critical acclaim and commercial success.
Eight years on from their graduation from ICMP, Head of Songwriting Sophie Daniels said: “I can’t wait to hear Elena play some of those songs for us again in their stripped back raw form, and hear her brand-new material, at the lovely and atmospheric venue Rosslyn Hill Chapel. It should be a very special evening for our whole songwriting community.”
The Songwriters’ Circle event will be hosted by Daniels and will also feature three of ICMP’s current songwriting students – Cristina Llull (Year 2), Akira Kikucha (Year 2) and Sergei Vartiainen (Year 1).
The event takes place on Monday 23rd April at the Rosslyn Hill Chapel in Hampstead (NW3 1NG) and starts at 7:00pm.
Tickets are available to the general public priced £10 (+booking fee) and available from Eventbrite.
The event is free to ICMP students and alumni with valid student cards.