Best known as guitarist with The National, Bryce Dessner is also an increasingly influential composer. Here the Kronos Quartet give the world premiere of his new string quartet before his other band Clogs play a set of their own.
Bryce Dessner Tenebre Kronos Quartet (World premiere - Barbican co-commission)** Scott Johnson It Raged from How it Happens (The Voice of I.F. Stone)Kronos Quartet Michael Gordon Clouded Yellow (UK premiere) Kronos Quartet Steve Reich Electric CounterpointDerek Johnson David Lang The so-called laws of nature So Percussion Plus a performance by Clogs
FreeStage performances (Barbican foyers) 4.30pm Jetsam Formed in Singapore in 2008, Jetsam create and perform original and commissioned works and contemporary repertoire. With backgrounds in classical music, dance/electronic music, and song writing, the bandís unique sound seeks to blend these influences with their shared experiences from around the world.
5pm An ensemble made up of performers from Bang On a Can, Jetsam, and Guildhall School Musicians will perform Brian Enoís seminal piece Music For Airports.
7.30pm Donald Lindsay will be performing one of Julia Wolfe's pieces, LAD.
** Bryce Dessner's Tenebre was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by the family and friends of Laurence Glyn Neff in celebration of his 50th birthday, the Barbican, London, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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