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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 Two

Ensemble PHACE – Sound Routes 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 8:00pm /

PHACE, one of the most innovative and versatile Austrian ensembles for new music, is interested in composers ‘who have developed their own, personal musical idiom and who attempt to broaden their artistic horizons in terms of musical modernity.’

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Hall One

Fretwork at Thirty

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 7:30pm /

Fretwork have transformed our notion of what a consort of viols is and what it can do. This event will be a fun celebration and expect the unexpected from this innovative group.

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Course: Acoustic Fingerstyle with Antonio Forcione & Will McNicol

Thursday, 21 July 2016 - Friday, 22 July 2016 /

Aided by award-winning British acoustic guitarist Will McNicol, Antonio Forcione will use a selection of his own compositions to demonstrate techniques including right-hand tapping, body percussion and harmonics.

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Day Pass: Acoustic Fingerstyle with Antonio Forcione & Will McNicol

Thursday, 21 July 2016 - Friday, 22 July 2016 /

Only wish to attend for one of the four days? Book a Day Pass! Antonio Forcione & Will McNicol will demonstrate techniques including right-hand tapping, body percussion and harmonics.

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Course: Acoustic for Beginners with Justin Sandercoe

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 2:00pm /

This afternoon workshop will be broken into three sections: you’ll learn cool chord extensions you can easily incorporate into your open position chord playing, ‘Picked Fingerstyle’ and tools to help you make the most of your practice time!

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Hall One

Antonio Forcione + Will McNicol

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 7:30pm /

Antonio Forcione has been hailed as one of the most charismatic, unconventional guitarists at large in the musical world today. Support comes from young guitarist Will McNicol, whose performances have been described as ‘beautifully flawless’.

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Box Office Stage

Lyrix Organix: UnFold

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 8:45pm /

‘Lyrix Organix: Unfold’ evolves and returns to Kings Place Festival for the unveiling of its freshest talent. Immerse yourself in a 360-degree live experience of spoken word, influenced by hip hop and contemporary classical. These are the voices of our future.

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Box Office Stage

London Klezmer Quartet

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 9:15pm /

London Klezmer Quartet’s old and new melodies on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and colourful stories about musicians’ lives and times, take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond.

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Box Office Stage

Kings Place Choir

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 12:30pm /

Conducted by Naomi Hammerton, the exciting Kings Place Choir presents a diverse programme including music from Bruckner to Beyoncé.

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Box Office Stage

Small Green Shoots

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 7:45pm /

Small Green Shoots is partnering with the Kings Place Festival once again and providing another platform for quality emerging artists. This year, they present the talented young musicians 4i and Alexa Harley.

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