Easingwold composer and producer David Lawrie will play his new album, Liars, Charlatans, Jinxmongers (For Voice And Accompaniment) live at the National Centre for Early Music in York on Wednesday evening.

For his York concert and further performances in Britain and Europe in late 2009 and 2010, he has arranged his music for a choir, the Leeds College of Music Chamber Choir directed by Graham Coatman, and musicians Idiophonic, Robert Ashbridge and Robert Loxley Hughes, the frontman of York band Idle Jack and the Big Sleep.

“It will be a seated performance and the audience can expect an unorthodox chamber choir, a crazy man [Idiophonic] with a Laptop and a Seventies’ cord organ; a dashingly long-haired fellow [Loxley Hughes] with a marching bass drum, a hammered dulcimer, a karimba and some Tibetan medicine bowls; a mysterious suited stranger [Ashbridge] with 12 strings, eight fingers, two thumbs and an E-Bow, and a moustached director [Lawrie] with a 3.5 octave voice, more Tibetan medicine bowls, nylon and steel and a great hat,” says David.

“The show is going to be quite long, as we’re performing the entire album from beginning to end, with an interval halfway through, and also some separate material.”

David, who is 24, has produced his album after 17 years of preparation through a combination of classical instrumental training from an early age; self (in)tuition of other world and ethnic instruments; and academic training in composition and studio production.

His album has taken inspiration from Björk, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, Pink Floyd and Tom Waits in a “conscious movement to combine abstract arrangements and structures with very accessible and memorable melodic and harmonic motifs”.

“The album actually constituted my Masters portfolio and was what gained me a distinction at MA level – my course was music production and my pathway was studio composition – at Leeds College of Music,” says David.

As well as developing his solo career, he has worked with The Modfather author David Lines and fellow musicians Vaughan King, Sulphur Generation, Coreline, The Laughing Gravy and Thursday’s support act, Lost From Atlas.

Tickets for Wednesday’s 7.30pm concert cost £15 in advance on 01904 658338 or online at www.ncem.co.uk or £18 on the door.