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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*

Audience participation in Poème symphonique (for 100 metronomes)

Artikulation (for tape) (1958)
Main Stage 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.

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