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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie standing in a bare room, wearing all black.

The neo-classical ambient duo Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran perform old and new A Winged Victory for the Sullen material.

Known for their grand, stirring compositions, A Winged Victory For The Sullen have earned cult status among fans of ambient music. Taking inspiration from Debussy and their friend and collaborator Jóhann Jóhannsson, they create filmic soundscapes filled with lush orchestration, that elicit a sense of nostalgia and melancholic yearning.

Separately, Adam Wiltzie is best known as a founding member of Stars of the Lid; and Dustin O’Halloran is known for his film score work, including Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and Garth Davis’ Lion, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe. This performance follows the release of their latest record, The Undivided Five - inspired by the harmonic perfect fifth, the five senses and the channelling of the mystical through ritual.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This concert will start at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

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