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Throughout 2018

‘If architecture magnifies Space, music transfigures Time’ Gérard Grisey

What does music have to tell us about Time? Time Unwrapped, the tenth edition of our award-winning series, will give you 50 different experiences of time, whether it’s being immersed in Manu Delago’s Human Clock, swept up in Adams’ spiralling loops, the superhuman complexity of Nancarrow’s canons, the slow suspensions of Feldman or Pärt, the heavenly lengths of late Schubert or the eternal time of Benedictine chant…

We begin with Haydn’s Creation, and end with Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Along the way we visit the seasons – of Buenos Aires and India – dynastic folk traditions with Martin & Eliza Carthy, Handel’s Triumph of Time & Truth and Grisey’s Vortex temporum.

With Hugo Ticciati as artist-in-residence, the series features William Basinski, Brodsky Quartet, Colin Currie Group, Imogen Cooper, Crick Crack Club, Explore Ensemble, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Icebreaker, London Sinfonietta, Víkingur Ólafsson, The Sixteen, John Tilbury and many more…

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Macro/Micro I

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two of Bartók’s set of six quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Hugo Ticciati & O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

Artist-in-residence Hugo Ticciati returns with his Swedish O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra for a Minimalist programme focused on spiralling repetitions.

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Carlo Rovelli: The Order of Time

Words / Time Unwrapped

Renowned physicist Carlo Rovelli's ground-breaking book The Order of Time went straight to the top of the best-seller list this year. In this special event for Time Unwrapped, Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, will reflect on what is known and unknown about time, and how music, enmeshed as it is with memory, can reflect its multi-layered phenomena. 

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CoMA workshop: Playing the Pulse

Learning / Time Unwrapped

An opportunity for players of all ages to play some of CoMA’s wide-ranging repertoire, including Andrew Poppy’s energetic Minimalist time piece Playing the Pulse. All instrumentalists welcome.

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CoMA workshop: Timescraper

Learning / Time Unwrapped

James Weeks leads a workshop investigating music which seems to put us in contact with time passing, through an insistence on minimal musical materials and a sensitivity to silence and ambient sound.

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Tom Johnson: A Time to Listen

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

Renowned vocal director and composer James Weeks gives a rare performance of Tom Johnson’s mesmerising forensic analysis of our experience of time.

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CoMA workshop: Pulse and Illusion

Workshop / Time Unwrapped

Experience the quickfire energy of a percussion workshop led by Chris Brannick, one of Britain’s most virtuosic and versatile percussionists. Simply bring yourself, percussion provided. All welcome.

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CoMA workshop: Time is a Tree

Learning / Time Unwrapped

Voice workshop with Kerry Andrew, composer and vocalist in Juice, You Are Wolf and DOLLYman, creating sung layers of time in her inimitable work time is a tree.

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CoMA Anniversary Ensemble

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

An evening of time-warping highlights from CoMA’s catalogue, reflecting the diverse languages of composers today.

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Pendulum – Fidelio Trio

Time Unwrapped / Time Unwrapped

Fidelio Trio celebrates the Fidelio Trio's long-term relationships with Philip Glass, Kevin Volans and John Zorn.

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Into the Vortex

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Vortex Temporum is the late masterwork of pioneering spectralist Gérard Grisey, fulfilling his vision of a music that transfigures our experience of time.

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Christoph Denoth

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

Christoph Denoth leads the guitar on a moonlit journey through 400 years, from Dowland’s music for lute to a 21st century premiere.

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Macro/Micro II

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Triumph of Time and Truth

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Instruments of Time and Truth are joined by Oxford Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

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On the Hour

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Time underpins all music – whether composers suspend it or mark it passing. London Sinfonietta’s second concert in Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped is in three parts, each starting strictly on the hour.

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Imogen Cooper

Classical / Time Unwrapped

What effect do years of composing and life experience have on creativity? In a special recital for Time Unwrapped, Imogen Cooper surveys works of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.

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Ezra Pound: Making it New

Words / Time Unwrapped

Join Poet in the City as they celebrate the new poetic terrain conquered by Ezra Pound, a writer who transgressed the boundaries of form, politics and time.

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Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Acclaimed duo baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Iain Burnside delve into Thomas Hardy’s world, in which nature and the everyday take on startling spiritual power.

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Macro/Micro III

Contemporary / Time Unwrapped

In this three-part series, the Carducci Quartet interleave two quartets with a jewel-like miniature by Bartók’s living compatriot, György Kurtág.

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Alasdair Beatson

Classical / Time Unwrapped

In a bespoke programme for Time Unwrapped, Alasdair Beatson has devised a playful exploration of metre and mechanism.

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In Time of War

Classical / Time Unwrapped

Paying tribute to human courage has inspired composers down the ages. In this special programme the Brodsky Quartet bring together responses to wars from the last hundred years.

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Darius Brubeck Quartet

Jazz / Time Unwrapped

Darius Brubeck tips his hat to the family legacy, with his father’s hits acting as the jumping off point for new music that is in part inspired by years working in South Africa.

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