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Barbican announces Ellen Arkbro date

A black and white photo of Ellen Arkbro's head and shoulders. She is looking at the camera with a beam of light behind her.

Ellen Arkbro
Sat 22 Jun 2019, St Giles’ Cripplegate, 8pm
Tickets £15 plus booking fee

Swedish composer and sound artist Ellen Arkbro makes her Barbican programme debut at St Giles’ Cripplegate this June, presenting material from her forthcoming album Chords (released on 7 June via Subtext Recordings).   

Ellen Arkbro’s sound work is heavily informed by her studies in Just Intonation with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in New York and Marc Sabat in Berlin. Her output to date has included long duration compositions for ensembles as well as electronic sound environments in the form of installations and live performances. She employs both traditional acoustic instruments as well as digital algorithmic sound synthesis.

Chords sees Arkbro adopt a more minimalist approach than on previous record For Organ and Brass, focusing on the immediate qualities of sound and elegantly expanding the tonal capacities of acoustic instruments using precise, subtle synthesis.

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