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Geeta: Lightbulbs

SEEN just loves the unique style of multi-instrumental artist Geeta, the latest talented addition to London’s music scene. Counting among her influences David Lynch, Bjork and Nick Cave, she has been described as ‘Shirley Bassey meets PJ Harvey’ – an irresistible combination.

SEEN just loves the unique style of multi-instrumental artist Geeta, the latest talented addition to London’s music scene. Counting among her influences David Lynch, Bjork and Nick Cave, she has been described as ‘Shirley Bassey meets PJ Harvey’ – an irresistible combination.

Her distinctive vocals and enigmatic chemistry with the camera make her a star for our highly visual age. And no wonder; Geeta has collaborated with luminaries from multi-media, cinema and music, as well as touring extensively through Europe and appearing at major festivals in the UK and abroad. She has also produced a choir of 30, and provided soundtracks for short films and visual art performances.

Her vocal style is at once dreamy, intense and melancholic. You feel, listening to ‘Goose Bumps’ (off her latest album ‘Lightbulbs’) that she puts her heart and soul into her singing and songwriting, evoking that peculiar feeling that only being in love can induce. In fact the word ‘goosebumps’ is very apt. The hairs on the back of your neck rise at the sound of Geeta’s voice. The imagery, theatricality and words of ‘Rolling Dice’ hint at feelings more profound, her bride narrator ‘chasing time’.

The pared-down musical accompaniment only serves to heighten the dramatic impact of her singular voice. Audiences in Italy and Spain can look forward to seeing her in performance in the coming months. She is so modern and up-to-the-minute yet you can imagine her at a cabaret in pre-war Berlin. Truly, a Sally Bowles de nos jours.

Geeta Light bulbs album teaser from Geeta Pearson on Vimeo.

Rolling dice Geeta from Geeta Pearson on Vimeo.

www.geeta.ca
geeta.bandcamp.com

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.