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Tagged: Contemporary Music

Gruff Rhys with an acoustic guitar

Gruff Rhys with the London Contemporary Orchestra

The restlessly inventive Welshman performs his new record Babelsberg with the London Contemporary Orchestra, adding further intrigue to his beautifully offbeat compositions.

a man standing on a misty beach

12 ensemble

Music reimagined through time – the 12 ensemble find fresh voices in old sounds with music from Britten and Schubert, a new multimedia performance of Woolrich, plus a work from Tansy Davies.

Keren Ann in a white jumper

Keren Ann with Debussy String Quartet

Wrapping her acerbic meditations on love, life and loss in mellow arrangements, Keren Ann’s exquisite songwriting is bolstered by French string ensemble Debussy String Quartet.

An archive photo of the Harlem Hellfighters band

Jason Moran: The Harlem Hellfighters

Composer, pianist and visual artist Jason Moran celebrates the legacy of James Reese Europe, the iconic figure that introduced a war-torn France to the sound of Jazz in the closing years of WWI.

Anouar Brahem sitting on a staircase holding his oud

Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams

Experience the haunting music of the Tunisian composer and master of the oud, in a rare performance drawing together his profound insight into Arab music alongside a broader musical spectrum.

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali perform tradition instruments and sing seated with a backdrop of a mosque

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Nephews of the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and tutored by the master singer himself, Rizwan and Muazzam perform hypnotising sacred Qawwali music with their ensemble of traditional instruments.