Gigi Masin

A rare UK performance by Gigi Masin will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London tomorrow. The Venetian ambient musician, who is also a member of the Amsterdam-based trio Gaussian Curve alongside Young Marco and Jonny Nash, is best known for his 1986 solo album ‘Wind’. The latter work enjoyed cult popularity after Masin’s music was sampled by artists such as Björk, the Black Eyed Peas and Post Malone years later.

Masin’s show at Queen Elizabeth Hall, his first in London since 2016, will present his newest album ‘Calypso’. The 2020 record was inspired by the mythical Greek island of Ogygia — a place renowned for its extreme beauty — and offers a fusion of electronic sounds, choral synthesizers and glassy percussion imbued with a sense of mystery and fascination.

The concert is the latest of a series of impressive shows taking place around Southbank this November. Recent highlights include the ‘Tony Allen: A Retrospective’, a tribute show for the late afrobeat pioneer featuring Damon Albarn, Ezra Collective, Lava La Rue and more. In December at Queen Elizabeth Hall, meanwhile, London vocalist and Mica Levi collaborator Coby Sey is due to perform a special show with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Gigi Masin will perform at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, on 26 Nov 2021.