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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

+London Brass, ACME strings & the voices of Shards

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The neo-classical ambient music duo, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, return for two dates to perform a cross-section of their 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.

As individuals, 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.

With a film score and four albums to their name, including 2019's critically acclaimed The Undivided Five and most recently, 2021’s Invisible Cities, A Winged Victory for the Sullen returns to perform music from across their career. Support comes from Shida Shahabi on Saturday and Clarice Jensen on Sunday.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Stage Times:

Sat 13 May

7.30 – 8.10pm    Shida Shahabi (support)

8.10 – 8.40pm    Interval

8.40 – 10.10pm   A Winged Victory for the Sullen


Sun 14 May

7.30 – 8.10pm     Clarice Jensen (support)

8.10 – 8.40pm     Interval

8.40 – 10.10pm    A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Produced by the Barbican


Adam Wiltzie guitar, electronics

Dustin O’Halloran  piano, electronics

Yuki Numata Resnick violin

Benjamin Russell violin

Clarice Jensen cello, electronics

Shida Shahabi piano, electronics

Gerda Holmquist cello

Hampus Noren keys, electronics

Shards (conducted by Kieran Brunt) vocals

London Brass:

Richard Edwards
Byron Fulcher
David Stewart
Andrew Littlemore
Frank Walker

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

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Arwa Haider talks to A Winged Victory for the Sullen's Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran ahead of their atmospheric residency with London Brass, ACME Strings and 12-piece vocal ensemble, Shards.


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