JUST ANNOUNCED

Giegling Collective
Silent Disco
Sunday 2 April 2017 / Barbican Conservatory / 19:00 (Doors 18:00)
Tickets £30 plus booking fee

Revered German dance label and artist collective Giegling will make its Barbican debut this spring with a silent disco in the lush surroundings of the Barbican’s Conservatory (part of the Planet Giegling world tour in 2017). During this very special event, Giegling members Ateq, Edward, Kettenkarussell and Vril will perform a live ambient concert to Barbican audiences where the listener's experience will be via personal headphone sets.

Giegling started as a collective of friends, artists, and musicians in the shadows of the Bauhaus University in Weimar in 2007, where the group opened a club of the same name. When the club had to be pulled down, a record was pressed to capture the feeling of that space and time. This was the starting point for the eclectic vinyl label, which has since released a vast catalogue of house and techno records, as well as instrumental hip hop, and the odd drum and bass track.

On sale to Barbican Members (limited availability) on Thursday 9 March
On general sale on Friday 10 March
Produced by the Barbican in association with Superstition
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Alexis Taylor: Listen With(out) Piano Live
Friday 9 June 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor returns to the Barbican’s programming following his recent appearance in the This Is Not This Heat concert as well as his previous involvement in shows such as Rough Trade 40, Just Jam, Atomic Bomb and Big Star Third. This June Alexis Taylor will present material from his new album Listen With(out)Piano (released on 3 March 2017 on Moshi Moshi) – a companion album to his 2016 record Piano. He will be joined by special guest artists including Susumu Mukai ( Zongamin ), Betsy Taylor , Lung Dart , Spring Heel Jack , Green Gartside ( Scritti Politti ) , Mammalien (Emma Smith and Matt Rogers) and Rupert Clervaux .

Listen With(out)Piano features the work of eleven of Alexis’s favourite musicians (some of whom will join him for this live date), handpicked to create new tracks designed to work in response to the songs on Piano, his third solo album. Though the record can be synched with the original Piano recordings by playing both albums on two devices simultaneously, the tracks on Listen With(out) Piano can be also be enjoyed as original songs on their own merits.

Alexis Taylor said: “My brief was both very wide open and very specific, and part of the pleasure for me, and now hopefully for the listeners, is to see how everyone responded so differently to the task,” Alexis explains. “The results are truly amazing, and here you have a new album that works both as a kind of electro-acoustic ambient companion piece to Piano, and as a series of musical clothes to be put onto the deliberately bare record I released.”

On sale to Barbican Members on Thursday 9 March
On general sale on Friday 10 March
Produced by the Barbican
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Toots and the Maytals
Friday 28 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 45 plus booking fee

Reggae and Ska founding fathers Toots and the Maytals bring the summer spirit to the Barbican Hall this July with a performance of classics from their back catalogue.

Toots Hibbert is a consummate performer and old-school entertainer. Drawing on his church choir upbringing, his soulful voice is carried by the funk-infused Reggae of the band. Their live shows are renowned for their exuberance, and the audience becomes more than spectator when Toots unleashes his call-and-response routines.

Releasing their first album in the early 60s, Toots and the Maytals quickly established themselves as leading purveyors of the Reggae sound, and were pivotal in popularising the genre beyond Jamaica. Their take on the style, drawing on Funk, Rock, Soul and even Country was unique, revolutionising not only Reggae, but influencing countless others and they have been covered by artists as diverse as The Clash, The Specials and Amy Winehouse.

On sale to Barbican Members on Thursday 9 March
On general sale on Friday 10 March
Produced by the Barbican
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Whyte Horses Experience
Thursday 11 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £15 – 22.50
Barbican audiences get the chance to hear enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group Whyte Horses in a rare live appearance this May (they only performed one live show in 2016), in what will be their first London date.
The evening will see a full performance of their 2016 debut album Pop or Not (released through CRC Music) with special guest artists – including La Roux , Stealing Sheep, the children of St Bartholomew's School Choir , The Go! Team, Badly Drawn Boy and Josefin Öhrn – taking up vocal duties on unheard songs and cover versions of obscure world oddities. The Whyte Horses Experience is a multi-media journey through film and music, featuring a mixture of collages taking in avant-garde cinema and childhood nostalgia with faint echoes of the Velvet Underground’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable whilst offering a sly wink to the Tropicalia movement of late sixties Brazil. Throughout 2016, Pop or Not has been gathering momentum and was awarded ‘The Piccadilly Records Album Of The Year’. Whyte Horses have also re-recorded the entirety of Pop or Not with the talented children of St Bartholomew’s School Choir taking full reign of the vocals.
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ALSO COMING UP SOON

Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra: Leaves - The Colour of Falling
+ Brigid Mae Power
Thursday 9 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / Time 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Courtney Pine featuring Omar
+ Camilla George
Friday 17 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Moonlight (2016 Dir Barry Jenkins)
Screening with live music featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra and composer Nicholas Britell
Saturday 18 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £15 – 25
Find out more and watch the Moonlight trailer here

SUNN O)))
+ Hildur Guðnadóttir
Tuesday 21 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee
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Manuel Göttsching performs E2-E4 / Ash Ra Tempel material
featuring Oren Ambarchi & Shags Chamberlain
Wednesday 22 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee
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Room 29 : Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
Thu 23 – Sat 25 March 2017/ Barbican Theatre / 19:45
Tickets £16 – 35 plus booking fee
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Shostakovich: New Babylon (U)
World premiere live performance of Shostakovich’s lost original piano score by Sasha Grynyuk
Saturday 25 March 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Monday 27 March 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Piano Day 2017 at the Barbican
Featuring Piano Circus
Wednesday 29 March 2017 / Barbican foyers / 1pm & 6pm
FREE
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British Sea Power: Music for Polish Animation Classics
15. KINOTECA Film Festival
Closing Gala
Wednesday 5 April 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £15 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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The Can Project
Irmin Schmidt with London Symphony Orchestra/Thurston Moore + special guests
Saturday 8 April 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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AfroCubism Revisited
Featuring Bassekou Kouyaté, Seckou Keita, Yelfris Valdés, Piki Bosch and Hammadi Valdés
Sunday 23 April 2017 / Islington Assembly Hall / 20:00
Tickets £22.50 plus booking fee
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Sound Unbound 2017: Barbican Classical Weekender
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Apr 2017, Barbican Centre, 10am

Music In Twelve Parts
Monday 1 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 16:30
Tickets £15 – 22.50
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Max Richter: Sleep
Saturday 6 May 2017 / Old Billingsgate / 23:00 (Doors 22:00)
Tickets £75 – 125 plus booking fee
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Whyte Horses Experience
Thursday 11 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £15 – 22.50
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Songhai by Toumani Diabaté, Juan & Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina
Saturday 13 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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Sasha: re-Fracted (live)
Sat 20 & Sun 21 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £22.50 – 30 plus booking fee
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Manana//Cuba: A Night of Afro-Cuban Collaborations
Featuring DJ Tennis, Plaid, Ariwo, Soundspecies, Aché Meyi and Obbatuké
+ Racubah DJ’s and Alayo
Friday 26 May 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Bing & Ruth
Friday 26 May 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows
Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake
Sunday 28 May 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 15:00 & 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Jeff Mills: From Here to There
8, 9, 10 & 12 June 2017
Milton Court Concert Hall / Barbican Cinema 1 / Barbican Hall
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Ezra Furman: That’s When It Hit Me
An evening of vicious songs, bold experiments and bizarre epiphanies
Part of Bella Union 20
Thursday 13 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Mercury Rev with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Part of Bella Union 20
Friday 14 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £30 – 40 plus booking fee
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Walthamstow Garden Party
Lloyd Park
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 July 2017
FREE ENTRY
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Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling
Sunday 16 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30
Tickets £20 – 40 plus booking fee
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Laura Mvula
+ London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted & orchestrated by Troy Miller
Friday 21 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris
Saturday 29 July 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

Gainsbourg Symphonic with Jane Birkin
Featuring Heritage Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Styles
Artistic direction: Philippe Lerichomme
Piano & musical arrangements: Nobuyuki Nakajima
Tuesday 26 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Darbar Festival: Kaushiki Chakraborty
Sunday 8 October 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:00
Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee
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GoGo Penguin: Koyaanisqatsi
A New Score Performed Live
Wednesday 11 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Shiraz: A Romance of India (1928)
World premiere live screening of the BFI National Archive’s latest restoration
Featuring a newly commissioned score composed and performed by Anoushka Shankar
Saturday 14 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy
with the London Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 30 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50-35 plus booking fee
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COMING UP IN 2018

Niladri Kumar: Seduced by the Sitar
Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00
Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee
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ENDS

Notes to Editors

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550
www.barbican.org.uk

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About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory , conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra ; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra ; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia , Associate Producer Serious , and Artistic Partner Create . Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment , Cheek by Jowl , Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company . International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam , New York Philharmonic , Los Angeles Philharmonic , Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center .

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For any further information, images or to arrange interviews, please contact the Barbican’s music media relations team:

Annikaisa Vainio-Miles, Media Relations Manager
t - +44 (0)20 7382 7090
e – annikaisa.vainio-miles@barbican.org.uk

Sabine Kindel, Senior Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6199
e – sabine.kindel@barbican.org.uk

Rachel Coombes, Media Relations Officer
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6196
e – rachel.coombes@barbican.org.uk

Jean Tang, Media Relations Assistant
t - +44 (0)20 7382 6138
e – jean.tang@barbican.org.uk