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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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Nocturnal: Variations and metamorphoses – Christoph Denoth

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 7:30pm /

Christoph Denoth leads the guitar on a moonlit journey through 400 years, from Dowland’s music for lute to a 21st century premiere.

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Macro/Micro II – Carducci Quartet

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 7:30pm /

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

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On the Hour – London Sinfonietta

Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 7:00pm /

Time underpins all music – whether composers suspend it or mark it passing. London Sinfonietta’s second concert in Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped is in three parts, each starting strictly on the hour.

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Late Style – Imogen Cooper

Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 7:30pm /

What effect do years of composing and life experience have on creativity? In a special recital for Time Unwrapped, Imogen Cooper surveys works of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.

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Macro/Micro III – Carducci Quartet

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 7:30pm /

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

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Harrison’s Clocks – Alasdair Beatson

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 8:00pm /

In a bespoke programme for Time Unwrapped, Alasdair Beatson has devised a playful exploration of metre and mechanism.

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In Time of War – Brodsky Quartet

Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 6:30pm /

The traumatic impact of war can burn memories into the brain: the desire to protest, to memorialise and to pay tribute to human courage has inspired composers down the ages. In this special programme the Brodsky Quartet bring together responses to wars from the last hundred years.

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Old Bones – Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

Friday, 23 November 2018 - 7:30pm /

Devised in collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and countertenor Iestyn Davies, Aurora Orchestra’s programme stops the clocks and delves into ancient notions of time, as explored by Dowland, Debussy, Satie and Adès.

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