Barbican announces MANUFACTORY Transforma – Sascha Ring (Apparat), and Ryoji Ikeda

Wooden slats, slopes and piles of dirt on a stage

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MANUFACTORY

Transforma – Sascha Ring (Apparat)
Tuesday 25 September 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee

Directed by Transforma, with a score written and presented by Sascha Ring (Apparat), and choreographic assistance by Johanna Hwang, MANUFACTORY combines live video, physical theatre and music, which reflects the rhythms and physicality of labour and repetitive action. This will be the work’s UK premiere performance.

Situated within a functional stage design, an ensemble of dancers perform a choreography of process, inspired by the actions and outcomes of working practices. In their signature style, Transforma document and condense single scenes into stylised vignettes while Ring’s original score takes the form of a series of phasing loops that both respond to and trigger the performers’ actions. A modular synthesiser system, developed by Sascha Ring will provide the score to MANUFACTORY. This unit will produce sound cycles which will react to the workers’ actions - each cycle never repeating due to varying production styles and speed of work. In turn, the score will trigger cues for the performers to follow. The resulting series of phasing loops will dictate the core tempo of the piece and create a system of interdependence.

With its exploration of industrial processes and human elements of a bygone era of manufacturing, this project forms part of the Barbican’s The Art of Change season. The Art of Change explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

The Artist Group Transforma and Berlin-based electronic musician Sascha Ring – aka Apparat – last took to the Barbican stage in 2015 with a performance of his scores for film and theatre.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 26 April 2018
On general sale on Friday 27 April 2018
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Ryoji Ikeda – datamatics and music for percussion
Sunday 30 September 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda returns to the Barbican for a double bill of datamatics - an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world - and music for percussion with Swiss collective, Eklekto.

In music for percussion, Ikeda works with pure acoustic sounds. The instruments played on stage however sound very different from the expected rhythmic beats, instead conventional instruments are used to isolate the purity of a sound, and produce textures which are close to electronic music. In this way, the piece has an aural continuity with Ikeda’s body of work. This new creation is a landmark for Ikeda’s research on acoustic music, which was previously developed through his compositions for string instruments “op.” (2000-02).

Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space. At this performance Ikeda will present the second audio-visual format of the datamatics series. Projecting dynamic computer-generated imagery in pared down black and white with striking colour accents, the intense yet minimal graphic renderings of data progress through multiple dimensions. A powerful and hypnotic soundtrack reflects the imagery through a meticulous layering of sonic components to produce immense and apparently boundless acoustic spaces.

Ryoji Ikeda previously appeared at the Barbican in 2013 in a performance titled superposition.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 26 April 2018
On general sale on Friday 27 April 2018
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ALSO ANNOUNCED

Charles Watson
+ sivu

Saturday 26 May 2018 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £12.50 – 15 plus booking fee

Support for Charles Watson has now been confirmed as indie-pop singer-songwriter sivu.

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Light in the Attic: Haruomi Hosono, Acetone, Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback
Saturday 23 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 30 plus booking fee

Additional artists for the Barbican and Light In The Attic’s special event have now been confirmed as Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback. Willie Thrasher is an Inuvialuit singer-songwriter from Aklavik, Northwest Territories. In the mid-1960s, he co-founded the Cordells, one of the first Inuit rock and roll bands. With Willie behind the drum kit, the group performed contemporary hits by the Rolling Stones and the Kinks at community venues across the north. Mixing classic rock with his Native culture, Thrasher’s music explores tradition, Indigenous life, and the environment. For the last 10 years, Willie has been based out of Nanaimo, B.C. and performs with his singing partner Linda Saddleback.

Willie Thrasher’s music was featured on Light in the Attic Records’ Grammy-nominated Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985 compilation in 2014 while 2015 saw the re-release of his 1981 debut album Spirit Child.

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COMING UP IN 2018

Mexrrissey – La Reina is Dead
Part of La Linea
Sunday 29 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Alessandro Cortini + Sarah Davachi
Monday 30 April 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30
Tickets £10 – 20 plus booking fee
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Joby Burgess’s Powerplant: The Filthy Fifteen
1 May 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee
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Sounds and Visions
The Barbican’s marathon weekend in 2018 curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr
with The 12 ensemble, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Jlin, AGF, Vikingur Ólafsson, The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, London Syrian Ensemble, BBC Symphony Orchestra with Roomful of Teeth conducted by André de Ridder, Colin Currie Group with Synergy Vocals, EX EYE, Caterina Barbieri, Claire M Singer, Chineke! conducted by Fawzi Haimor

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 May 2018 / Barbican Hall & foyer, Barbican Cinemas 1 & 2, LSO St Luke’s, Milton Court Concert Hall, St Giles’ Cripplegate
Tickets £10 – 35, plus free events
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Barbican Box Music Showcase
With the Max Richter Quintet

Monday 14 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:00
Tickets £3 plus booking fee
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Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux: Salomé
Wednesday 16 May 2018 / Cinema 1 / 20:00
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali – Ladilikan
Sam Green and Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts – a live documentary

Friday 18 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Susanne Sundfør
Music For People In Trouble AV
+ Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity

Monday 21 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Field Music with the Open Here Orchestra
Friday 25 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Actress + London Contemporary Orchestra
+ Duval Timothy, Silvia Kastel and Toxe

Saturday 26 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
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Charles Watson
+ sivu

Saturday 26 May 2018 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £12.50 – 15 plus booking fee
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Tigran Hamasyan & Nils Petter Molvaer
Saturday 2 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Thomas Bartlett + Nico Muhly
Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music

Friday 8 June 2018 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £25 – 30 plus booking fee
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Microdisney perform The Clock Comes Down the Stairs
Saturday 9 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee
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[Modern Ritual] featuring Charles Hayward + Laura Cannell + Hoofus + Jennifer Lucy Allan + Luke Turner
Saturday 16 June / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £15 plus booking fee
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Wynton Marsalis Quartet
+ Headspace Quartet

Tuesday 19 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 35 plus booking fee
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Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Two
Wednesday 20 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
SOLD OUT returns only
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Light in the Attic: Haruomi Hosono, Acetone, Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback
Saturday 23 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 30 plus booking fee
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Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante: Outliers
Saturday 30 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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Oneohtrix Point Never: MYRIAD
7 July 2018 / Barbican Hall / 2018
Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
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Yasuaki Shimizu
+ Carl Stone

Sunday 8 July 2018 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
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Naseer Shamma Quartet - Spirits
Wednesday 11 July 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee
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monumental: Godspeed You! Black Emperor & The Holy Body Tattoo
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 July 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
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Afro-Cuban All Stars
15 July 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee
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Keaton Henson: Six Lethargies
Performed by Britten Sinfonia

Friday 20 July 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical
with the Ignition Orchestra

Saturday 21 July / Barbican Hall / 19:30
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Gruff Rhys + London Contemporary Orchestra
Wednesday 12 September 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25.00 plus booking fee
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They Might Be Giants
Wednesday 3 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee
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Mew: Frengers
Saturday 20 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 16:00 & *20:00
Tickets £20 – 27.50 plus booking fee / *SOLD OUT returns only
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Darbar Festival – Rupak Kulkarni + Meeta Pandit
Thursday 25 October 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:30
Tickets £20 – 50 plus booking fee
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Darbar Festival – Soumik Datta + Malladi Brothers
Friday 26 October 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:30
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Darbar Festival – Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar
Saturday 27 October 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 10:00
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Darbar Festival – Sanju Sahai
Saturday 27 October 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 14:00
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Darbar Festival – Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi + Omar Dadarkar
Saturday 27 October 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:30
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Darbar Festival – Ustad Shahid Parvez + Parveen Sultana
Sunday 28 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 17:30
Tickets £18 – 75 plus booking fee
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Neko Case
Thursday 8 November 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee
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Bobby McFerrin
Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sunday 18 November 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 45 plus booking fee
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Brad Mehldau + Britten Sinfonia
Saturday 16 March 2019 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee
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