Barbican announces Sō Percussion, plus Video Jam x Basquiat featuring Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine and more

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JUST ANNOUNCED

 

Sō Percussion: From Out a Darker Sea

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

Tickets £15 plus booking fee

 

Brooklyn-based group Sō Percussion embark on a concert tour of sacred spaces, including St Giles Cripplegate, as part of the Barbican’s contemporary music programme this autumn. In two concerts over two nights they will perform a multifaceted art, photography, film and original music soundscape piece entitled From Out a Darker Sea. Commissioned by East Durham Creates as part of Art Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, this immersive audio-visual performance is inspired by the context and history of East Durham, an area which has struggled to reinvent itself after the crushing loss of its mining industry. Sō Percussion collaborated with film and photography collective Amber Films on the creation of a new work, Song for Billy, which was developed from Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s photographic series The Coal Coast and features as part of this performance.

 

Sō Percussion is an American four-piece ensemble with international recognition for their original compositions, percussion performances and education projects. Through their repertoire they have also tackled modern classic greats such as John Cage, Steve Reich, Iannis Xenakis and more. The group last appeared in a Barbican-promoted concert when they took to the stage of Milton Court Concert Hall in May 2015 with a UK premiere of Music for Wood and Strings, composed by Bryce Dessner (The National). The performance formed part of Mountains and Waves, a Marathon weekend curated by Dessner.

 

From Out a Darker Sea is co-produced by the Sacred Spaces Network Project, produced by Forma and supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, The Foyle Foundation, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

 

The Sacred Spaces Network Project is All Souls Church, Cheriton; Barbican, London; Bureau Centre for Arts, Blackburn; the Churches Conservation Trust; Deal Festival of Music & the Arts; Derby Cathedral; QUAD, Derby; Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn; the Kent Mining Museum; Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley; the National Coal Mining Museum of England; St George’s Church, Deal; St Giles Cripplegate, London and Strange Cargo, Folkestone.

 

The Barbican and Forma also previously collaborated to present The Miners’ Hymns in March 2014; another project reflecting upon communities of the coal industry in which American artist-filmmaker Bill Morrison gathered archive material, screened alongside a live performance of an original score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 14 September

On general sale on Friday 15 September

Produced by Forma and the Sacred Spaces Network Project

Presented by the Barbican

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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

 

Creative collective Video Jam curates a night of audio/visual performances inspired by the life and works of American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. This concert will also mark the finale of ‘Basquiat: Boom For Real’, the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of the artist, opening at the Barbican Art Gallery on 21 September 2017. 

 

Video Jam has programmed a selection of both established and emerging musicians, and filmmakers, from the UK and New York. Musicians will compose original scores to the specially commissioned moving image works which will be performed live. Confirmed for this collaboration are Mercury Prize winners, Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine and Seaming To. Meanwhile, participating filmmakers include Topher Campbell, Victoria Keddie and Haley Elizabeth Anderson. Further musicians to perform include Tombed Visions, RootsRaddix and Danalogue (Live) featuring Sarathy Korwar, Leafcutter John and Idris Rahman. Further commissioned film makers include Gabrielle Ledet & Jack Wedge, Scout Stuart and Ephraim Asili.

 

Following Video Jam’s recent artist residency in New York filmmakers have been carefully selected by the Video Jam curators, taking into consideration the exhibition’s focus, including Basquiat’s relationship to music, literature, film and television, placing him within the wider context of the time. Their work covers a diverse range of genres - hand drawn animation, essay film, narrative, video art and more. The musicians chosen reflect Basquiat’s diverse musical tastes - contemporary classical, bebop, jazz, hip hop, electronic and experimental noise.

 

Video Jam is an eclectic, cross cultural collaboration - combining film, video and live music. Emerging from the grassroots arts scene of Manchester in 2012 they have since presented projects and events at leading institutions including FACT (Liverpool), Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester), the Knockdown Centre (Brooklyn NY) and Hyperlocal Festival (Argentina).

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 14 September

On general sale on Friday 15 September

Produced by the Barbican in association with Video Jam

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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

 

Jim Jarmusch Revisited

Featuring Mulatu Astatke, Alex Kapranos, Camille O'Sullivan and Jolie Holland

Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2017 / Barbican Theatre / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee

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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

SOLD OUT, returns only

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Ryoji Ikeda: Test Pattern
Thursday 28 September 2017 / The Old Selfridges Hotel / 19:00 & 21:30
Tickets £22.00 plus booking fee

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Midori Takada

+ Visible Cloaks

Part of Transcender 2017

Thursday 28 September 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30 

SOLD OUT, returns only

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Kayhan Kalhor with the Rembrandt Trio

+ Awj Trio

Part of Transcender 2017

Friday 29 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30   

Tickets: £20 – 25 plus booking fee

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Sacred Imaginations 1:

New and Ancient Music of the Christian East

Part of Transcender 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30  

Tickets: £20 – 27.50 plus booking fee

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Different Trains 1947

featuring audio-visual collaborations from Actress, Sandunes and Jack Barnett

+ Darkstar

Part of Transcender 2017

Sunday 1 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30 

Tickets: £15 – 22.50 plus booking fee

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Spacebomb Revue

Friday 6 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Arto Lindsay

+ Justin Strauss

Part of Basquiat: Boom for Real

Saturday 7 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee

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GAS Live

+ Huerco S Live

Sunday 8 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 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

SOLD OUT, returns only

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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 / 20:00

Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee

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Dasha Rush & LCC

Wednesday 18 October / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 20 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican in association with Clon

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

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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

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

Tickets £20 - 25 Plus booking fee

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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

Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican

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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

Produced by the Barbican

Supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation

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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

Tickets £15 - 35 plus booking fee

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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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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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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

Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

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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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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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