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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

In Place – Melanie Pappenheim & ensemble

Friday, 15 June 2018 - 8:00pm /

In Place is an evocative set of songs performed by vocalist Melanie Pappenheim and ensemble with specially created texts from contemporary writers whose work explores a sense of time and place.

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Hall One

Macro/Micro I – Carducci Quartet

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 7:30pm /

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two of Bartók’s set of six quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Hall One

Looping Time – Hugo Ticciati & O/Modernt

Friday, 21 September 2018 - 7:30pm /

Artist-in-residence Hugo Ticciati returns with his Swedish O/Modernt Orchestra for a Minimalist programme focused on spiralling repetitions.

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Hall Two

CoMA workshop: Playing the Pulse

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 11:00am /

An opportunity for players of all ages to play some of CoMA’s wide-ranging repertoire, including Andrew Poppy’s energetic Minimalist time piece Playing the Pulse. All instrumentalists welcome.

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St Pancras Room

CoMA workshop: Timescraper

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 11:00am /

James Weeks leads a workshop investigating music which seems to put us in contact with time passing, through an insistence on minimal musical materials and a sensitivity to silence and ambient sound.

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Hall One

Tom Johnson: A Time to Listen – James Weeks

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 1:00pm /

Renowned vocal director and composer James Weeks gives a rare performance of Tom Johnson’s mesmerising forensic analysis of our experience of time.

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Hall Two

CoMA workshop: Pulse and Illusion

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 2:00pm /

Experience the quickfire energy of a percussion workshop led by Chris Brannick, one of Britain’s most virtuosic and versatile percussionists. Simply bring yourself, percussion provided. All welcome.

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St Pancras Room

CoMA workshop: Time is a Tree

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 2:00pm /

Voice workshop with Kerry Andrew, composer and vocalist in Juice, You Are Wolf and DOLLYman, creating sung layers of time in her inimitable work time is a tree.

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Hall One

Forest of Clocks – CoMA Anniversary Ensemble

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 6:30pm /

An evening of time-warping highlights from CoMA’s catalogue, reflecting the diverse languages of composer’s today.

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Into the Vortex – Explore Ensemble

Sunday, 30 September 2018 - 7:00pm /

Vortex Temporum is the late masterwork of pioneering spectralist Gérard Grisey, fulfilling his vision of a music that transfigures our experience of time.

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