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Music, Mon 25 Sep 2017

Kiran Leonard

Kiran Leonard

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KIRAN LEONARD announces details of a new album_ DEREVAUN SERAUN_, set to be released 15TH SEPTEMBER on Moshi Moshi. It is the follow-up to 2016's acclaimed _Grapefruit_ LP, his first for Moshi Moshi.

Lead single "LIVING WITH YOUR AILMENTS" is a seven minutes plus song inspired by ALBERT CAMUS' 1942 philosophy work _THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS__. "I read it for the first time as an unhappy, nervous 17-year-old and I found it deeply moving and comforting," _says Leonard._ "It is an essay about taking the cards we are dealt – mortality, nothingness, uncertainty – and doing our best with them, in humour and in optimism and in open-mindedness."_

Leonard has also today announced details of a tour of England to coincide with the release, on which he'll be accompanied by a string trio to perform _DEREVAUN SERAUN_ in full. The dates includes a special night at LONDON'S ST. PANCRAS OLD CHURCH on 20TH SEPTEMBER when there will be two performances (at 7PM and 9PM)

Read on for a full list of tourdates, and for Leonard's statement on _DEREVAUN SERAUN_.

_“DEREVAUN SERAUN” is a piece I wrote a couple years back in five movements for voice, piano and string trio. Each movement is written about a different piece of literature, exploring the value I see in each work and the impression it has made on me, and there is nothing more to it than that. The pleasure of books – of good verse and stories and ideas – is a very simple thing, and I felt that some lofty unifying theme for the entire piece would be a betrayal of that belief. I think that when a work resonates with you it is an instinctive response to something. You can be taught to understand a challenging book, but not to feel affection for it; I think a lot of conversation around art, especially around literature, sometimes forgets this. In my experience, the art I like the most, irrespective of its 'difficulty', is the art I can advocate most directly and plainly, and about which I can say: “I read this piece and now I do not read or think in the same way that I did before”, or: “This is a story that I could not explain to someone; I do not understand it word-for-word, yet I feel like innately I understand the whole, and that the whole spoke to me”. This is a piece about five books that I like and why I like them." - _KIRAN LEONARD

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Dates Times
Mon 25 Sep 2017 19:30 to 00:00

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Sun 24 Sep Michael Nau
Mon 25 Sep Kiran Leonard

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33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,
Leeds,
LS6 1NY

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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.


By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station

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