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Colin Stetson: Hereditary

+ London Contemporary Orchestra

Colin Stetson

Canadian-American Saxophonist Colin Stetson is joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra to perform live selections from his soundtrack to the A24 horror film masterpiece, Hereditary.

A trailblazer in his field, since the early years of the 21st Century Stetson has gained a reputation as an exceptional musician. Having collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Chemical Brothers and Bon Iver, Stetson is known for assertive, powerhouse performances on the saxophone – chiefly bass and alto, but also soprano, tenor and baritone, he has developed signature characteristics enhanced by various arrangements, instrumentations, and orchestral elements.

Stetson makes his Hall debut alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra to perform sections from his compositional album for Ari Aster's gory movie Hereditary, conducted by Robert Ames.

This performance does not include a screening of the film but will be accompanied by a special light show featuring stills from each of the suites of the score.

Content Warnings

This show features projected images from the horror film Hereditary. Some of these images contain gore and violence. We recommend an age guide of 15+. This performance may contain haze.

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date. 

Produced by the Barbican in association with Baba Yaga’s Hut.


‘When you listen to the score, something that sounds like strings most likely is not. It’s probably clarinets or my voice. Something that sounds like synths is probably a contrabass clarinet‘
Colin Stetson , The Verge
‘He really goes into the atonal... he makes noises into leitmotifs, integrates elements of industrial culture, which you know from the early '80s into film music in a way that we haven't heard before‘
Marcus Stiglegger, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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