Serpentine Pavilion Saturday 11 June 2022, 2-4pm BST Free

Wonder in Sam Beste of The Vernon Spring while he plays piano in response to the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion.

Black Chapel transforms into an open studio as Beste performs experimental and contemplative compositions drawing on existing work as well as improvisations. Each reflective reverberation takes advantage of the Pavilion’s acoustics for those curious to listen to his unique minimalist expressions.

After many years recording and performing with a string of musical talents including Amy Winehouse, Kano, Gabriels, Joy Crookes and MF DOOM; London-based composer and producer Sam Beste embarked on his debut solo adventures as The Vernon Spring in 2021. Described by Radio 1’s Benji B as ‘an amazing record’, debut album A Plane Over Woods has been making gentle yet seismic waves and was recently followed by What’s Going On – an ambitious and audacious response to the seminal Marvin Gaye album of the same name.


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