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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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Shion Duo with Rebecca Kenny: Jane Eyre Reimagined

Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 2:00pm /

Oboe and piano duo Shion, along with actress Rebecca Kenny, celebrate the bicentenary of one of the best loved British authors, Charlotte Brontë, by reimagining Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre through music and words written by and for women from around the world.

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Invicta Upper Voices & Invicta Voices

Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 4:00pm /

Join Invicta for the launch of their new Upper Voices choir in a programme that highlights the works of female choral composers from the 20th century, with complimentary pieces from their male counterparts. Invicta Upper Voices will be joined by Invicta Voices in an exciting and colourful programme.

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Hubbub at Kings Place

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 8:00pm /

Experience new artistic explorations of rest, noise, activity and stillness in music, poetry, performance and film.

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London Sinfonietta – Stockhausen: Altered Sound

Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 7:00pm /

The first in a new series by the London Sinfonietta and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who explore music history’s most remarkable turning points whilst giving you the chance to turn your understanding on its head.

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Firefly Burning

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 8:00pm /

Following a successful tour of the UK in 2015 to promote their latest album Skeleton Hill, the acclaimed Firefly Burning return for a short run of UK dates in September/October 2016 including an exclusive London performance at Kings Place.

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Ke Ma (piano)

Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 4:00pm /

Ke Ma, one of the finalists of the Hastings 2016 International Piano Concerto Competition, performs an original mix of classical and contemporary women composers, in addition to some influential male composers.

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Vivaldi Rocks! – Gut Strings and Metal with O/Modernt Kammarorkester

Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 7:30pm /

Experience Vivaldi’s concertos with the vibe of a Hammond organ, variations of La Folia (‘musical madness’) rocking Van Halen style improvised cadenzas, Metallica guitar solos played on amplified bassoon and much more!

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Ethereal World: Flights of Ecstasy

Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 9:30pm /

Showcasing the women improvisers of Ethereal World, a mix of brilliant cross-cultural jazz and classical musicians producing an array of global improvisations. The line-up features Laura Moody, Filomena Campus, Jackie Walduck, Rowland Sutherland, Nubya Garcia, Cath Roberts and John Edwards.

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The Smith Quartet with Joby Burgess

Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 7:30pm /

Renowned contemporary classical artists The Smith Quartet join forces with ‘the insanely talented British percussionist’ Joby Burgess in a special collaboration presenting new music for string quartet and percussion exploring a shared love of minimalism.

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Antonio Forcione & Sarah Jane Morris: ‘Compared to What’ Album Launch

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 7:30pm /

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album: Compared to What.

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