Electronic musician and composer Hannah Peel unites with Paraorchestra to unfurl their new album, inspired by the cyclical nature of life. Join us in the Hall or watch live from your home.
The Unfolding is a major new work by Hannah Peel, commissioned by and performed with Paraorchestra and conducted by Charles Hazlewood, taking a cyclical journey from the very atoms of human existence and the awakening of life, through to our eventual re-folding back into the elements. It features a glorious fourteen-piece ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as human voice for a transportive, playful, and otherworldly sonic experience.
The Unfolding follows the huge success of Hannah’s 2021 Mercury Award-nominated album Fir Wave and is due for release on Real World Records in Spring 2022.
Opening is a new commission from Bristol-based composer and Associate Music Director for Paraorchestra Lloyd Coleman, in a work inspired by the beauty and complexity of algorithms – on all aspects of our world.
Presented and co-commissioned by The Barbican
Wheelchair spaces, free companion seats may now be booked online.
Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.
Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected.
Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket.
Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.