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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

UNPLUGGED – Manu Delago & Friends

Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 7:45pm /

Composer and percussionist, Manu Delago has created a new chamber orchestra with special guest vocalists to perform new arrangements of his recent albums Silver Kobalt and Metromonk.

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Hall Two

Time-Line – Thomas Gould

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Thom Gould explores music for strings, electronics and tape, in which past and present are brought into riveting focus, culminating in Different Trains.

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Hall One

Alternate Time Flows – Dame Evelyn Glennie & O/Modernt Quartet

Friday, 2 March 2018 - 7:30pm /

Dame Evelyn Glennie joins Hugo Ticciati’s O/Modernt Quartet for a programme that explodes, condenses and stretches time.

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Hall One

Turning Points: Space-Time – London Sinfonietta

Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 7:00pm /

The early part of the 20th century was epitomised by drastic reinvention and new ways of thinking. Albert Einstein’s ‘thought experiments’ led to a completely new model of the space-time continuum – the implications of which are still being understood and proved today.

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Hall Two

Bruno Heinen: ‘Mr Vertigo’ Album Launch

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 8:00pm /

For this solo recital, Bruno Heinen will be launching his new solo album, performing original works inspired by a variety of sources including the painter Yves Klein and classical composers such as Vivaldi, Debussy, Stockhausen and Kurtag.

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Hall Two

Chaplin in the Jazz Age – ZRI

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 4:00pm /

Following their acclaimed Brahms and Schubert Quintet projects, Viennese tavern band ZRI present a live re-scoring of their favourite scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s early classics.

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Hall One

Homage to ‘Switched-On Bach’ – Bach performed live on multiple synthesisers

Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 9:15pm /

In 1968, Wendy Carlos introduced an entirely new concept to the world: Bach performed on an analogue synthesiser. For the first time here in this performance, his music can be heard played completely live on multiple Moog synthesisers by a group of keyboard virtuosos.

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Slow: For John Cage

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 8:00pm /

In this mesmerising late masterpiece for violin and piano, Morton Feldman pays tribute to his friend John Cage. Darragh Morgan and John Tilbury, renowned for their performances of Feldman, present the work with a newly commissioned video by Julia Bardsley.

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Velocity – Icebreaker

Saturday, 5 May 2018 - 8:00pm /

12-piece band Icebreaker present a sequence of high-octane Minimalist works on the theme of speed.

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Time Stands Still – Hugo Ticciati, Víkingur Ólafsson & Miyoko Shida Rigolo

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 7:30pm /

Artist-in-residence Hugo Ticciati and Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson are joined by Japanese performer Miyoko Shida Rigolo for an evening of gravity-defying magic.

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