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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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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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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

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. She draws inspiration from traditional and

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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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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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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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Cara Dillon

Folk at Kings Place

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

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Colin Currie Group

Contemporary / Master Series

The Colin Currie Group is a hand-picked virtuosic ensemble specialising in the music of Steve Reich. Tonight they perform his inimitable Clapping Music and other classic ensemble works.

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The Necks

Contemporary / Luminate

Forming in Sydney Australia in 1986, over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation.

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Riot Ensemble

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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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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Hengenka: The Holistic Energies of Nature

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Opening with a classical dance piece, Noh theatre merges with Western queer performance in a new work by the award-winning dance duo Thick & Tight, who explore new visions arising from ancient traditions.

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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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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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Riot Ensemble: Shivers on Speed

Contemporary at Kings Place

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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