Playlists

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In need of something to listen to? From electronic to jazz, classical to drone - we've got a playlist for you, whatever your musical tastes. 

As you might expect, there's often quite the mix of music playing in the Barbican - whether that's in the concert hall, the art gallery or in our offices.

We curate a series of regular playlists relating to our events and seasons across our programme.

Guest Picks: we invite artists to share what's on their playlist and discuss more about the music that inspires them and their work in our popular cross-arts series

Barbican Profiles: whether you're discovering an artist for the first time or something of a superfan, listen to our profile series to hear some of the greatest hits and overlooked classics by artists from our programme. 

Genres: we're building up a library of genre playlists to help promote musical discover. Missing your favourite? Let us know on Twitter @BarbicanCentre and we'll see what we can do...

Not sure where to start? Go for Barbican Recommends - our regularly updated playlist, crowd sourced from the Barbican team. Shuffle recommended. 

 

Barbican Recommends

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Listen: Barbican Recommends

Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends Spotify playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Actress and Arcade Fire to Kamasi Washington and Omar Souleyman. 

Guest Picks

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Listen: Guest Picks - Nico Muhly

Composer Nico Muhly shares some of the songs that have inspired his work in our Spotify playlist

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Listen: Guest Picks - Stephen Osborne

Pianist Stephen Osborne shares some of the songs that have inspired his work in our Spotify playlist.

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Listen: Guest Picks - George Benjamin

Composer George Benjamin shares some of the songs that have inspired his work in our Spotify playlist.

Genre Playlists

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Listen: Cuban Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Cuban Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Listen: Choral Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Choral Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Listen: Jazz on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Jazz playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Listen: Meditative Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Meditative Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Listen: Electronic Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Electronic Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

Profiles

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Listen: Jim Jarmusch on Spotify

We selected some of our favourite songs across Jim Jarmusch's filmography - shuffle recommended.

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Listen: Philip Glass on Spotify

Listen to a selection of some of Philip Glass's greatest and most groundbreaking work.

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Listen: Pierre Boulez on Spotify

Listen to a selection of some of Pierre Boulez's greatest and most groundbreaking work.

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Listen: Steve Reich on Spotify

Listen to a selection of some of Steve Reich's greatest and most groundbreaking work.