Barbican announces Susanne Sundfør, Tigran Hamasyan & Nils Petter Molvaer, plus They Might Be Giants

Susanne playing guitar next to a projection of a giant moon

JUST ANNOUNCED

Susanne Sundfør
Monday 21 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee

After a sold-out Norwegian tour earlier this year, Susanne Sundfør will bring her critically acclaimed Music for People in Trouble production to the Barbican on 21 May 2018. The audio-visual experience and immersive show reflects her recent album in live art form, and has earned rave reviews. This will be the first time it has been performed outside Norway.

The opportunity to bring this special concert to the Barbican sadly means cancelling her previously announced appearance at 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire due to the performance’s production requirements. Refunds for the Shepherd’s Bush Empire date will be available from point of purchase. Original ticket holders will be contacted by e-mail offering the first opportunity to re-book for this show.

The classically-trained singer/songwriter/producer's music ranges from folk-song to synth-pop, and she has collaborated with the likes of John Grant, M83 and Röyksopp in the process. Her fifth studio album, also titled Music for People in Trouble (Bella Union) was released in September 2017 to much praise.

On sale to previous bookers on Thursday 16 November
On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 23 November
On general sale on Friday 24 November
Produced by the Barbican in association with Communion
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Tigran Hamasyan & Nils Petter Molvaer
Saturday 2 June 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

Tigran Hamasyan returns to London offering a blend of his own solo piano and choral works with the exciting addition of guest trumpeter, Nils Petter Molvaer. Hamasyan brings us an impassioned view of Armenia, his home, a nation steeped in a rich musical heritage. In this concert Armenian melodies will be interpreted by top British Choristers, accompanied by Nils avant-garde trumpet tones.

Tigran Hamasyan has recorded eight studio albums in his career to date, his first at only 18 years of age. He has received a number of significant accolades including 1st Prize Prix de la Critique et du Public, Concours de Piano du Montreux Jazz Festival 2003, and 1st Prize in 2006’s edition of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz competition.

Norwegian trumpeter, composer and record producer Nils Petter Molvaer is a pioneer of future jazz. His debut solo record Khmer (ECM 1997) was one of the first to blend jazz with elements of electronic music, as well as rock and hip hop.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 16 November
On general sale on Friday 17 November
Produced by the Barbican
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They Might Be Giants
Wednesday 3 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

Brooklyn’s ‘Ambassadors of Love’ They Might Be Giants are back with a new studio album, I Like Fun, due for release January 2018 via Idlewild Recordings, followed by a new live show with an expanded line-up of musicians. This new set will include favourites, rarities spanning their career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations. And for the first time ever, the band is on a full tour with trumpet genius Curt Ramm (Nile Rogers, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen).

Always spontaneous and occasionally ribald, this show is for ages 14+.

Two time Grammy award-winning Alternative rock group They Might Be Giants have been making music for 35 years. Founding members John Flansburgh and John Linnell have already released 19 other studio albums including the platinum selling Flood (Elektra, 1990), which includes the iconic track Birdhouse In Your Soul.

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 16 November
On general sale on Friday 17 November
Produced by the Barbican
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ALSO ANNOUNCED

Unsound Dislocation: London
Friday 8 December 2017 / Barbican Hall / NOTE NEW START TIME 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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Alva Noto UNIEQAV
+ Anne-James Chaton

Sunday 4 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £10 – 20 plus booking fee

Support for Alva Noto’s audio/visual show UNIEQAV is now confirmed as Anne-James Chaton. The French sound poet has developed a body of work, based on a close study of the materials which make up the everyday life. Chaton has already worked previously with Alva Noto as well as a number of other acclaimed artists including HERETICS (2015), a trio with guitarists Andy Moor of The Ex and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.

Produced by the Barbican
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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

RIOT DAYS – Pussy Riot Theatre
+ Pink Kink

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 / 11:30 & 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
SOLD OUT returns only
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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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Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic Pulses
Monday 20 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
SOLD OUT returns only
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Sō Percussion: From Out a Darker Sea
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2017 / St Giles Cripplegate
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 / 20:00
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
SOLD OUT returns only
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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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POLIÇA + s t a r g a z e
Wednesday 28 February 2018 / Oval Space / 19:30
Tickets £22.50 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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Alva Noto UNIEQAV
+ Anne-James Chaton

Sunday 4 March 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £10 – 20 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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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things
Saturday 7 April 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £18.50 – 25 plus booking fee
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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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Field Music with the Open Here Orchestra
Friday 25 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
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
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