only strings can save us now

Not Waiting presents,

KUBOV/ Mira Benjamin / Khabat Abas. A blend of strings, electronics and improvisation.

Friday 20 December – doors 8pm – start 8.30 | £6 adv / £8 otd | BUY TICKETS





KUBOV is a duo of violin (Emma Lloyd) and electronics (Jess Aslan). Incorporating minimalist textures and harrowing dissonance and distortion, their music ranges from the esoterically tingly to downright disturbing. Their eclectic sonorities are a result of the hybridisation of electronics and acoustic instrument, with which they explore and combine spaces and places, warping perspective and effecting a sonic escapism.

Mira Benjamin


Ph Credit: Aaron Sivertson for Sightlines Photography

Mira Benjamin is a Canadian violinist, researcher, and new-music instigator living in London, UK, where she is Lecturer in Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London.

She performs new and old music with an experimental outlook, and takes a special interest in musical pitch, intonation and what is often called ‘microtonal’ music.

Her practice of collaboration with composers has seen the world premieres of over 200 new works. Close collaborators include composers Taylor Brook, Cassandra Miller, John Lely, Amber Priestley, Jürg Frey, James Weeks, Linda Caitlin Smith, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, and Scott McLaughlin.




Khabat Abas is a free improviser, experimental cellist and sound explorer. She was born in Sulemanya, Iraq. She studied cello in Kurdistan-Iraq and played in the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra and in a joint concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, DC. Later she studied ensemble improvisation, new music and music theory in Sweden
This event is brought to you in a collaboration between IKLECTIK and Not Waiting Events. Not Waiting is a monthly evening of live electronic music in South London. We curate a varied range of weird and magical electronic music events, from sound art to synth pop.
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