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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

SOLD OUT – Zoë Keating: One Cello x 16

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 7:30pm /

Groundbreaking composer and performer Zoë Keating creates a universe of music with a cello, a laptop computer and her own boundless imagination.

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Hall One

Zoë Keating: One Cello x 16

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:00pm /

Groundbreaking composer and performer Zoë Keating creates a universe of music with a cello, a laptop computer and her own boundless imagination.

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Hall Two

System Restart: A New Generation of Women Composers

Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Younger composers with talent and attitude are redefining music, and foremost amongst them an ever greater number of women – and this is being celebrated in Icebreaker’s new programme featuring music by six fantastic, free, unrepressed, un-categorisable women composers of the new generation.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Howard Skempton with David Wordsworth

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 6:30pm /

Distinguished composer Howard Skempton talks to conductor David Wordsworth about his life and a career which spans 50 years.

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Hall One

A Celebration of Howard Skempton

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 7:30pm /

Howard Skempton celebrates his 70th birthday at the end of October – composer, teacher, pianist, accordionist and music publisher, Skempton’s quiet influence has spread far and near. Tonight’s concert fittingly begins with a selection of the short piano miniatures that Skempton calls ‘the central nervous system of his work’

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Hall Two

Club Inégales: Howard Skempton & Notes Inégales

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 10:00pm /

Howard Skempton has made two delightful visits to Club Inégales, performing his solo accordion pieces and singing and playing with the ensemble.

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Hall Two

Invicta Voices and Invicta Upper Voices

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:00pm /

Join Invicta Voices and Invicta Upper Voices for a programme of music that brings together the emotions of war, passion and love.

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Hall One

Jiha Park – Communion

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Jiha Park has matured into one of Korea’s great creative artists. First recognised in Britain for her work with SU:M, who were seen at Womad and in K-Music at the Southbank Centre, she plays a range of Korean traditional instruments like the piri (a double-reed bamboo flute).

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Hall Two

Young Artist Platform

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 12:30pm /

Come and hear the future stars of the guitar – IGF’s Young Artist Platform presents the very best of young international talent.

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Hall Two

London Sinfonietta – Turning Points: Installation

Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 4:30pm /

The London Sinfonietta collaborated a great deal with Berio during the 1970s and 1980s, helping both ensemble and composer to establish an international reputation, and this event forms an enlightening part of the ensemble’s 50th anniversary season.

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