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Barbican announces Thom Yorke as special guest for Minimalist Dream House and The Milk Carton Kids

Thom Yorke

The Milk Carton Kids
Wed 29 May 2019, Barbican Hall, 8pm
Tickets £20 –25 plus booking fee

This spring, American Indie acoustic folk duo, The Milk Carton Kids, return to the UK and Europe following the 2018 release of their latest Grammy-nominated album All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do (ANTI). For their Barbican date in May Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale will present new songs as well as material from their back catalogue.
Since their 2015 studio album Monterey, both artists had to go through some challenging life experiences, and although they didn't approach the new album conceptually, their experiences provided the background for this highly personal new record.
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Minimalist Dream House
Featuring Katia & Marielle Labèque, Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin
+ special guest Thom Yorke 
Works by Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Timo Andres, Bryce Dessner, David Chalmin,
Max Richter and new works by Thom Yorke
Tue 9 April 2019, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee

Acclaimed pianists, sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, are renowned for their energetic double act and their passion for minimalist music. In 2013 they released an album entitled Minimalist Dream House, featuring works by minimal music pioneers and their successors.
The Labèques now continue their journey, which started with the album, with a series of live concerts in April 2019, also featuring Bryce Dessner (guitar) and David Chalmin (guitar, voice, live-electronic) and special guest Radiohead front man Thom Yorke
The sisters and their guests will perform works by American composers Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Timo Andres, Bryce Dessner, French composer David Chalmin and a 2002 piece by German/British composer Max Richter. The second half of the concert will be dedicated to the UK premiere of Thom Yorke’s new composition for Katia & Marielle Labèque. Titled Don’t Fear The Light, this work for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer is Yorke’s first composition for classical music artists and concert halls. Thom Yorke will appear and perform on stage with Katia & Marielle Labèque at the Philharmonie de Paris (7 April), Auditorium de Lyon (8 April), Barbican Centre, London (9 April) and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (10 April), the four co-commissioners of Don’t Fear The Light. He will also perform a new song with the pianists to close the concerts.
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