Barbican announces Sam Green and Kronos Quartet, plus [Modern Ritual] featuring Charles Hayward + Laura Cannell + Hoofus + Jennifer Lucy Allan + Luke Turner

Sam Green & Kronos Quartet

JUST ANNOUNCED

 

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

 

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet have teamed up to create a multimedia concert, A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet, this screening and performance tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the ground-breaking string quartet. The evening will include live music, narration, archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley, among others.

 

Kronos Quartet will perform music written especially for them, such as selections from Black Angels by George Crumb and String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement II by Philip Glass, as well as music arranged for them, such as Flow by Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik).

 

New York-based documentary filmmaker Sam Green’s previous works include The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. This film was screened alongside narration by Green and a score composed and performed live by art-rock outfit Yo La Tengo at a Barbican-produced event at Milton Court Concert Hall in December 2013.

 

Kronos Quartet’s career of more than 40 years has seen them attain status as one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles. They have performed thousands of concerts globally and released more than 60 recordings. The group’s last visit to the Barbican in May 2016 saw them perform a kaleidoscopic set ranging from minimalist compositions to Irish folk, American country and Indian ragas.

 

A Thousand Thoughts’ trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/185159503

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 19 October

On general sale on Friday 20 October

Produced by the Barbican

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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

 

[Modern Ritual] is a series of new performances exploring ideas of ritual through music and words, evoking real and fictional landscapes. The forthcoming edition at LSO St Luke’s, part of the Barbican’s contemporary music programme, features solo sets from acclaimed musicians Charles Hayward, Laura Cannell and Hoofus (André Bosman), new sound performance/talks from writer/researchers Jennifer Lucy Allan and Luke Turner, and a new collaboration between all of the artists and invited guests.

 

Charles Hayward is a pioneering drummer; he is a member of numerous groups and projects including This Heat, Camberwell Now, Monkey Puzzle trio, About Group, V for V, and Massacre with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith. Hayward last appeared at the Barbican in March 2017 in a project titled This Is Not This Heat alongside Charles Bullen, plus guest performers including Alexis Taylor, Jenny Moore, Thurston Moore and many more.

 

Laura Cannell is a performer and composer based in East Anglia, and is the curator of the [Modern Ritual] series. She has produced three critically acclaimed solo albums over the last three years including Simultaneous Flight Movement, Beneath Swooping Talons and Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth – all through the independent record label Brawl. March 2016 saw Cannell’s debut solo performance at the Barbican appearing in support of Thurston Moore and Michael Gira.

 

Hoofus uses drifting oscillators, cryptic rhythm and tactile interaction between performer and machines. Also known as André Bosman, he also collaborates with Cannell in their experimental fiddle duo.

 

Luke Turner is a writer and editor based in London. In 2008 he co-founded The Quietus, an online magazine devoted to music, arts and popular culture. Amongst his current projects is a forthcoming book on urban forests, family, ritual, death and sexuality against the context of Western decline and environmental destruction.

 

Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer and researcher working in physical archives, unearthing sensory material in the historical record. In addition to her PhD studies she is co-founder of the reissues record label Arc Light Editions.

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 19 October

On general sale on Friday 20 October

Produced by the Barbican

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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

 

Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band

Reisezehrung

Monday 23 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee

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Moondog for Gamelan: Performed by Iwan Gunawan & Stefan Lakatos

+ Steve Lawson & Corey Mwamba

Saturday 28 October 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30

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Camille

Monday 30 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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Gilberto Gil + Cortejo Afro
with Nucleo de Opera da Bahia and Orquestra Nova Lisboa
Tuesday 31 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 60 plus booking fee
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Saz’iso

Saturday 4 November / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00

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Basquiat and Jazz

Featuring Black Top and guests

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival and Basquiat: Boom for Real

Friday 10 November 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30

Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee

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Chucho Valdés + Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 11 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 14:30
Tickets £20 – 40 plus booking fee

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RIOT DAYS – Pussy Riot Theatre

Friday 17 November 2017 / Islington Assembly Hall / 20:00

Tickets £20 plus booking fee

Supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation

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The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 18 November 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 11:00 & 17:30

Tickets £25 plus booking fee

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet

+ Denys Baptiste + Alina Bzhezhinska

A concert for Alice and John Coltrane

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 18 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

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Terence Blanchard Quintet

Joe Zawinul’s Stories of the Danube

BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sunday 19 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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Sō Percussion: From Out a Darker Sea

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2017 / St Giles Cripplegate / 20:00

Tickets £15 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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Unsound Dislocation: London

Friday 8 December 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee

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COMING UP IN 2018

 

Planet Harmonik by Aloysius Suwardi

Thursday 18 January 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

Tickets £20 plus booking fee

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Carleen Anderson – Cage Street Memorial

+ special guests TBA

Saturday 20 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 - 25 plus booking fee

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Martin Hayes + Brooklyn Rider

Thursday 25 January 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 - 25 plus booking fee

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Concert for Kitty

Friday 26 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £25 - 35 plus booking fee

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Video Jam x Basquiat

Basquiat-inspired short films with original scores performed live by Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine and more

Part of Basquiat: Boom for Real

Sunday 28 January 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £17.50 – £22.50 plus booking fee

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Jeff Tweedy

Saturday 3 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 - 50 plus booking fee

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Nils Frahm – All Melody

Wednesday 21 Friday 23 & *Saturday 24 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30, *15:00 & 20:00

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Benny Goodman: King of Swing

Tuesday 27 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Wednesday 28 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee

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The Next Generation of Jazz Showcase

Thursday 1 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00

Tickets £8 plus booking fee

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John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective

With the London Contemporary Orchestra

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £35 - £45 plus booking fee

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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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Just Jam Reloaded

Saturday 17 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 plus booking fee

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