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Riot Ensemble: Solstices

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Performed from memory in over 75 minutes of complete darkness, Georg Friedrich Haas’ Solstices is a mammoth experience of tuning, listening and beauty.

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Song of the Birds

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Hear the songs of birds reimagined afresh in a cross-cultural collaboration between British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, leader of the celebrated baroque quartet Red Priest, and Japanese Nohkan flute maestro Yukihiro Isso. Together they explore

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Sumida River in Sign Language

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Sumida River in Sign Language brings the natural and human worlds together in a drama of physical gesture and facial expression.

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Cerith Wyn Evans: Noh (A-Drift)

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Cerith Wyn Evans draws on his deep knowledge and love of Noh theatre to create a new film piece, as well as collaborating with Noh musicians to produce a live performance.

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Kakitsubata (Water Iris)/Hengenka

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Two much-loved classical masterpieces, a contemporary interpretation of Noh by dance duo Thick & Tight, plus the UK premiere of a work composed by Yukihiro Isso, which celebrates the awe-inspiring power of nature.

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Hollie Harding’s At the Tide’s Reach

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

A participatory immersive performance for singers and string players exploring the sound of our rising, heating oceans.

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Laura Cannell's Modern Ritual XIII Feat. Stewart Lee

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Laura Cannell’s Modern Ritual is ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual and provides a platform to premiere new works in the UK. 

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BEAM Live

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Artist Wolfgang Buttress with musicians Kev Bales and Tony Foster present their latest soundscape which was originally composed for the critically acclaimed art installation BEAM for Greenpeace at Glastonbury 2019.

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Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin (Promoted Hire)

Contemporary at Kings Place

A rare chance to see one of the UK's most respected, innovative and intelligent pop acts, whose music has continued to evolve since their radio hits of the eighties.

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Joan Shelley

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, Kentucky not far from where she grew up. Like the River Loves the Sea is her fifth album.

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The Canticle of the Sun

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

The charismatic young South African cellist, Abel Selaocoe joins the BBC Singers for Gubaidulina’s spiritual tour de force, the Canticle of the Sun. Written for Rostropovich, her radiantly mystical setting of the St Francis’s prayer

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Vanishing Twin

Contemporary / Luminate

Dressed for the closing night of the original Dadaist nightclub Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, they sound like they are playing jazz at the end of the world’s end. They are like nothing else. Challenging, morphing, eclectic, ethereal – engaging.

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Riot Ensemble: Shivers on Speed

Contemporary / ReNew Series

The final concert in Riot’s ReNew Series is a programme which sets works by Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey alongside recent works by some of the most original voices on the international stage. The programme opens with Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s deconstruction of Quentin Tarantino’s oeuvre for two bass flutes and video, the latest by Lizée in a series of pieces examining the intersection of celebrated film directors and music.

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Hunting: Gathering

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

A programme of heat and dust, high winds and summer shadows from the iconic Smith Quartet.

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12 ensemble – Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

The critically-acclaimed 12 ensemble return to Kings Place with a specially curated programme of works by Max Richter.

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Sam Amidon

Folk at Kings Place

Sam Amidon is a singer-fiddler-banjoist-guitarist originally hailing from Vermont, US, and has performed with musicians such as Bon Iver, Emmylou Harris, Tune-Yards, Pekka Kuusisto, and Beth Orton.

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Natural Order

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Natural Order is an immersive new work by composer, Ben Corrigan. Featuring a new, co-written text in collaboration with award winning vocalist, Lauren Kinsella that she will perform live alongside new music pioneers the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Eliza McCarthy

Contemporary / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Leading contemporary pianist, Eliza McCarthy, plunges into the natural world in this beguiling sequence of works for piano, analogue, amplified and prepared.

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The Breath

Folk at Kings Place

Winner of Folk Singer of the Year 2019 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Ríoghnach Connolly) Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. Ríoghnach - singer, lyricist and flautist

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London Sinfonietta - more, more, more

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Commissioned as part of a unique project in London Sinfonietta’s 50th Anniversary Season, Matthew Herbert’s more, more, more is his response to photographer Andreas Gursky’s photograph of a landfill site in Chimalhuacán, Mexico City. Herbert’s music comments

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NYX + Christina Vantzou

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

NYX; electronic drone choir, and composer Christina Vantzou present a new, breathing symphony for electronics and the voice inspired by symbiosis in the natural world. 

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Typewritten

Jazz at Kings Place

Breaking from the high octane, distorted sounds of his bands Three Trapped Tigers, Strobes and Goldie’s live band, composer Matt Calvert showcases his entirely acoustic album Typewritten with a 9-piece ensemble.

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Usher’s Island

Folk / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Usher’s Island sees the coming together of five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish Traditional music – Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle

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Bing & Ruth

Contemporary at Kings Place

Bing & Ruth, the project steered by composer David Moore, will be joined by an ensemble of players as they perform pieces from a their new album. On new music and the upcoming shows Moore

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