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Transcender 2017

Ecstatic & devotional music from around the world

Ecstatic and devotional music from around the world...

Our annual Transcender series explores the different musics, from East to West and ancient to modern, that share a common impulse towards an altered state of consciousness, using pulse, repetition, hypnotic patterns and ecstatic peaks.



‘One of the UK’s most culturally radical and engaging music events‘
The Arts Desk
‘Performances that go deeper than musical entertainment‘
Evening Standard
‘One of the most joyous and exhilarating concerts of the year‘
The Times

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A video of Actress and Jack Barnett travelling to India to develop a new composition inspired by the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the work of Steve Reich

Watch: Different Trains 1947 (with Actress and Jack Barnett)

As India commemorates 70 years of independence, artistic laboratory Metal presents Different Trains 1947; a multimedia response to the story of Indian freedom.

a photo of kayhan kahlor performing in rotterdam

Watch: Chaharpareh by Kayhan Kalhor and Rembrandt Trio

Watch a performance of Chaharpareh by Kayhan Kalhor and Rembrandt Trio in Rotterdam, 15 March 2015.

spiritual drawing of meditative music

Listen: Meditative Music on Spotify

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