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Susanne Sundfør: Music For People In Trouble AV

+ Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity

Susanne playing guitar next to a projection of a giant moon

Susanne Sundfør gives her delicately crafted songs a wide-screen treatment in this audio-visual show, being performed for the first time outside of her native Norway.

The classically-trained singer/songwriter and producer creates music which ranges from charming folk-song to throbbing synth-pop, and has collaborated with the likes of John Grant and Röyksopp in the process. But running through all of her five albums is a deeply personal style of songwriting, with minimal instrumentation allowing the emotion to shine through. On the most recent record, Music for People in Trouble, these sparse arrangemenents offer beautiful moments of respite for a world in turmoil.

Appearing in support of Susanne Sundfør will be free Jazz trio Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity. Lead by drummer Nilssen, the group also features fellow improvisation-loving musicians Petter Eldh on bass and André Roligheten on saxophone. The group have released four critically acclaimed albums of music that is original and contemporary, but that also pays tribute to the Free Jazz sound of the sixties.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This show was originally meant to be taking place at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, but due to technical issues has been rescheduled and relocated to the Barbican.

Refunds for the Shepherd’s Bush Empire date will be available from point of purchase. Original ticket holders will be contacted by email offering the first opportunity to re-book for this show.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Communion


album cover of susanne's latest album featuring a greek statue in a garden

Listen: Susanne Sundfør's latest album

Take a listen at Susanne's latest album, 'Music For People in Trouble'...

photo of black top in the art gallery

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Barbican Hall