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Contemporary at Kings Place

Contemporary at Kings Place covers a broad spectrum featuring a mix of concerts showcasing artists and repertoire from across contemporary classical, avant-garde, experimental, electronic, electro-acoustic and audio visual styles. In 2015, the programme is particularly focused on Minimalism Unwrapped. Some recent programme highlights include The Labèque Sisters performing Glass, Moondog and UBUNOIR, a Wayne McGregor curation with a score by Leafcutter John & Max Baillie, projects with Cryptic and The Wire, as well as performances from The Smith Quartet, The Duke Quartet, Herman Kolgen (Alpha-Ville), Pekka Kuusisto, Scanner, Francesco Tristano, Murcof, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Lore Lixenberg, Manu Delago, Jamie Bissmire and Leon Michener, Gabriel Prokofiev and Nonclassical, John Metcalfe, Oliver Coates, Juice Vocal Ensemble, CHROMA ensemble, Mikhail Karikis and Bruce Brubaker.

‘An exceptional series of contemporary music concerts.’ Musical Pointers

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Hall One

Jiha Park – Communion

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Jiha Park has matured into one of Korea’s great creative artists. First recognised in Britain for her work with SU:M, who were seen at Womad and in K-Music at the Southbank Centre, she plays a range of Korean traditional instruments like the piri (a double-reed bamboo flute).

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Young Artist Platform: Jack Hancher & Joao Lima

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 12:30pm /

Come and hear the future stars of the guitar – IGF’s Young Artist Platform presents the very best of young international talent.

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Hall Two

London Sinfonietta – Turning Points: Installation

Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 4:30pm /

The London Sinfonietta collaborated a great deal with Berio during the 1970s and 1980s, helping both ensemble and composer to establish an international reputation, and this event forms an enlightening part of the ensemble’s 50th anniversary season.

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London Sinfonietta: Berio – Theatre of the World

Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 6:00pm /

Luciano Berio was one of the towering musical personalities of the post-war avant-garde and one of the important collaborators with the London Sinfonietta in the 1970s, helping the group establish its international reputation. This event forms an important part of the ensemble’s 50th season celebrations.

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Sacconi Quartet: Graham Fitkin Album Launch

Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 7:30pm /

The world-renowned quartet and leading composer of his generation Graham Fitkin present an evening of the composer’s music, alongside pieces by Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt. A rare chance to hear the composer at the piano and to be immersed in his stunning body of work for string quartet.

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On Time Out of Time – William Basinski

Sunday, 7 January 2018 - 8:00pm /

Master of the drone William Basinski, best known for his ‘Disintegration Loops’, comes to Kings Place with a brand-new project on the subject of Time.

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Time Phase – Colin Currie Group

Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

In the music of Steve Reich change is a perceptible process, sounding out over long and short spans, simultaneously fast and slow. The virtuoso Colin Currie Group, who specialise in performing the music of Reich, present a programme of early percussive classics.

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Estonian Voices

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

Award-winning vocal sextet Estonian Voices combine jazz, folk and pop to create awe-inspiring original compositions as well as arrangements of worldwide hits.

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The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips + NYCGB Fellowship Octet

Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

Praised for their impeccable tuning and supple clarity of tone, The Tallis Scholars are one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, and arguably the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music.

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Hall Two

Festival Pass Holders’ Workshop with The Swingles

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 4:30pm /

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity, The Swingles look forward to welcoming festival pass holders to this special workshop.

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