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Group shot of Balmorhea Group in a forest

The progressive, classically influenced post-rock ensemble Balmorhea return to London to perform a textured, minimalist and instrumental show.

Known for their stark yet vibrant portraits of emotional landscapes, Balmorhea defies easy compartmentalisation, spanning genres while resonating with a vast, worldwide listenership. 

Following 2022's EP dedicated to Harold Budd, a deluxe reissue of their 2021 album The Wind, and newly commissioned works for Nils Frahm’s Piano Day, Brian Eno’s Earth Percent and Randall Poster’s Birdsong Project, this show will be among the ensemble’s first performances since 2018.

Having shared stages with neoclassical pianists Nils Frahm and Dustin O’Halloran, experimental artists Oneohtrix Point Never and Grouper, to rock acts such as Efterklang and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, their expansive range makes Balmorhea essential listening for those seeking to engage with sincerity and an open heart in life’s fragility; in ways both painful and beautiful.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Start time: 7.30pm

Approximate running time: 90 mins, no interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

‘Their diverse perspective and expansive range are “both restorative and disquieting…” ‘
The Atlantic

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