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London Contemporary Orchestra: 24

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The endlessly inventive London Contemporary Orchestra perform one of their biggest live undertakings to date: a continuous 24 hour concert.

But this is by no means taxing, for the audience at least. Relax into an ambient, meditative experience as visuals by projection artist László Zsolt Bordos kaleidoscopically draw you in to a state of deep reflection.

Featuring iconic durational works by composers such as Morton Feldman’s six-hour piece String Quartet No 2 taking the audience through the depths of the night as well as new pieces performed by electronic musicians Actress, Powell and KMRU, plus works by John Cage, Éliane Radigue, Mica Levi, Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon and James Tenney.

Audience members are encouraged to come and go as they please during the 24 hour period, stay for one, two or 24 hours...

Produced by the Barbican in association with the London Contemporary Orchestra

With support from Arts Council England



6pm Michael Gordon Rushes

7pm KMRU x LCO

10pm James Tenney Having never written a note for percussion

11pm Galya Bisengalieva Saǧat


12am Morton Feldman String Quartet No. 2

6am Éliane Radigue Trilogie de la Mort

9am Alvin Lucier I Am Sitting In A Room

10am Powell x LCO

1pm John Cage Eight

2pm Actress x LCO

5pm Mica Levi Thoughts Are Born

Read the programme


12 ensemble in the barbican car park

Barbican Sessions: 12 Ensemble


12 ensemble perform ‘II. (Full like drips)’ from Oliver Leith’s Honey Siren in our Loading Bay.

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