Soundbox Ensemble

Saturday 22/06/2024
St Peter and St John Church

First Light artist-in-residence Steve Pretty brings his collaboration with acclaimed harpist Valeria Kurbatova to this stunning setting for a meditative late night concert of music influenced by minimalist electronica, neo classical and jazz. Harp, trumpet and twinkling electronics to ease you into the late night.


Steve and Valeria first met whilst performing instrumental hip hop with producer Last Skeptik, and their collaborations since have been similarly eclectic. But it was after Steve invited Valeria to collaborate on his monthly residency at the Natural History Museum in 2022 that they decided to turn their occasional quirky collaborations into something more defined.

Taking inspiration from the name of the project, Steve and Valeria conjure an enormous variety of sounds from their various ’soundboxes’ – harp, trumpet, percussion, tenor horn, voice and esoteric electronics.