Digital Programmes

Read or download the programme for today's show to find out information about it, the performers and the venue plus bonus content about the performances. 

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Clint Mansell: Moon (15)

Brit Seaton discusses the history behind the iconic film and Clint Mansell’s score ahead of the performance.

Icebreaker performing in front of footage from the Apollo moon landing

Icebreaker: Apollo

Martin Aston looks into the history behind Apollo alongside other works being performed by eclectic ground-breaking composers.

Jonsí & Alex, in military style jackets and feathered adornments, sit in long grass

Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps

Arwa Haider looks into the history behind their expansive ambient record Riceboy Sleeps ten years since its creation and ahead of their performance at the Barbican.

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Kronos Quartet & Trevor Paglen: Sight Machine

Brit Seaton looks into the artificial intelligence and data-driven inspiration behind the Kronos Quartet and Trevor Paglen’s show.

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Living Colour Family Day

A day of activities for all the family inspired by Lee Krasner’s colourful, vibrant and expressive artworks.

Rim Banna wearing a red dress and large jewellery. She is leaning on her elbow and looking away from the camera.

The Trace of the Butterfly: A Tribute to Rim Banna

Martin Aston looks into the musical history of Rim Banna and the meaningful importance of this tribute show.

Eliza and Martin Carthy sitting in a boat outdoors. Eliza is looking at the camera and Martin is wearing a red scarf.

Topic Records 80th Anniversary

Martin Aston discusses the history behind the world’s oldest independent label ahead of this collaborative performance.


Young Barbican Nights: AI: More than Human

An exclusive Young Barbican night exploring what the future of AI holds

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Young Barbican Nights: Women in Jazz x Lee Krasner

Explore Lee Krasner’s relationship to jazz music in this interactive evening of creative workshops to coincide with the exhibition in our Art Gallery.