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London Sinfonietta – Ligeti: Altered Time

Turning Points
Music / Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:00pm / Kings Place
£19.50 | Savers £9.50*

Pre and post-concert participation in Poème symphonique (for 100 metronomes)
Main Stage Performance of Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes, Artikulation (for tape), 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet and Melodien
Post-concert participation in Poème symphonique (for 100 metronomes) and conversations with the players

‘I am in a prison’, György Ligeti once wrote. ‘One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.’

The third event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.


It’s not compulsory, but to get the most out of this
Turning Points performance, you’ll need to agree to pass your contact details to the London Sinfonietta after you’ve bought a ticket. Then they will let you know about all the extra activities they have planned. You will receive further information about this on confirmation of booking.

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Photo: London Sinfonietta © Aylin Elci

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