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Live Exclusive: Sarah Nicolls - 12 Years (Filmed Concert)

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls' new project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, giving us 12 years to take drastic action on emissions.

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Laurie Anderson

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

In this solo performance, All the Things I Lost in the Flood, Anderson employs spoken word, video, live music and electronics to explore the power and perils of language and storytelling.

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Laurie Anderson

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Due to popular demand, we are delighted to welcome Laurie Anderson for a second performance of her solo show, All the Things I Lost in the Flood, where Anderson employs spoken word, video, live music and electronics to explore the power and perils of language and storytelling.

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Alexandra Stréliski (Live AV)

Contemporary at Kings Place

Alexandra Stréliski is hardly a conventional pianist. One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, she hails from a classical background yet is free-spirited, creating music fills the listeners’ minds with rich, cinematic images.

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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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Triad God

Contemporary / Luminate

As part of the new season of Luminate we couldn’t be more excited to announce a very rare performance, from Triad God AKA Vinh Ngans.

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London Sinfonietta: Takemitsu

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

The Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu in focus, with musical performances, film and discussion.

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Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Voice of the Whale performed under blue light by anonymous, masked musicians, on instruments that are amplified and modified. This is music from another dimension, an undersea world which audiences will experience on stage, together with our players.

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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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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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Florist (Solo)

Contemporary at Kings Place

The first of two performances from LA-based indie singer-songwriter and ambient artist, Emily A Sprague. This show features Sprague under her Florist moniker, performing her third album, Emily Alone, a fragile, arresting record that exudes beauty in its simplicity – a true standout of 2019.

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Sona Jobarteh

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

‘Sona Jobarteh is Africa’s first female griot kora virtuoso, and also a fine singer and composer, blending traditional music, blues and pop to impressive effect’ The Guardian

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RVNG Intl. Presents: Emily A. Sprague, Sign Libra & Dialect

Contemporary / Luminate

We are delighted to present a special showcase from one of the most distinctive and influential record labels operating today, the Brooklyn-based RVNG Intl.

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Joan Shelley + James Elkington

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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London Bulgarian Choir

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The clashing otherworldly harmonies of Bulgarian singing are one of the musical glories of Europe. In this special performance, the London Bulgarian Choir presents songs from their latest album Songs of Forbidden Love.

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VOŁOSI (London Premiere)

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The five-strong string band VOŁOSI are one of the undiscovered treasures of Polish traditional music. Combining two classical and three folk musicians, they create a distinctive sound with a dramatic stage presence.

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Kayhan Kalhor & Kiya Tabassian

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle called the kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Persian music.

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Electric Jalaba

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

A deep psychedelic, groove-heavy meeting between Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, Italian/English drummer Dave De Rose and four musical brothers from Dorset.

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San Salvador (London Premiere)

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

From France’s Massif Central region come San Salvador, a six-strong group based around voices and percussion. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument.

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Gaye Su Akyol

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

Turkish vocalist Gaye Su Akyol has taken the world by storm with music infused by psychedelia, surf rock and grunge. There’s an urgency about her music that betrays the political turmoil in Turkey.

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The Wolf of Baghdad – Live Score

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The Wolf of Baghdad is a stimulating and moving ‘memoir of a lost homeland’ by animator and musician Carol Isaacs.

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Blick Bassy

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

‘With his haunting, soulful voice, Blick Bassy has become one of Africa’s most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters.’ The Guardian

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Kefaya & Elaha Soroor

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

‘Traditional Hazara and other Afghan folk songs are taken on a journey from East to West with elements of jazz, electronica and dub’ ★★★★★ Financial Times Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and

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Goat (JP) + Housewives

Contemporary / Luminate

A new scintillating double bill with inimitable Japanese instrumentalists Goat and London’s Housewives who present a new audiovisual live show.

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