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Luminate x Oram Awards happening in June

Featuring performances from last year’s winner Klein and a DJ set from Beatrice Dillon

London venue Kings Place has added NYX Electronic Drone Choir and a Beatrice Dillon DJ set to the programme of this year's Luminate contemporary music season. Luminate, so called, because it shines “light into the crucible of new music creation today”, assert the organisers.

Beginning in June and running until 29 November, the series has a special focus on women in music. Highlights include The Oram Awards night on 15 June. Set up in honour of Daphne Oram, the awards recognise “emerging female and non-binary artists in the fields of music, sound and related technologies”. The last two years’ winners, Klein and Loraine James, will perform at this year's ceremony, alongside a DJ set from Beatrice Dillon.

The rest of the season includes Galya Bisengalieva & Katherine Tinker performing works by Pauline Oliveros, Shiva Feshareki and Ipek Gorgun (22 June); NYX Electronic Drone Choir (7 July); Suzanne Ciani playing the Buchla 200e (26 October); and Lore Lixenberg presenting her new work Nancarrow Karaoke (25 November).

Full details can be found on the Luminate website. Listeners under 30 can buy tickets at a discounted rate.