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TURNING POINTS: LIGETI

Altered time

London

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TURNING POINTS: LIGETI

Pre-concert participation in Poème Symphonique (for 100 metronomes) (1962)
Main stage performance of Artikulation (for tape) (1958),
10 Pieces for Wind Quintet (1968) and Melodien* (1971), presented by Jonathan Cross
Post-concert conversation with the players

Altered time

“I am in a prison”, György Ligeti once wrote. “One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.”

The second event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.

Sound Intermedia co-producers
Jonathan Cross presenter
Jonathan Berman conductor*
London Sinfonietta

The Turning Points series is presented in collaboration with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Kings Place

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  • £19.50

    Venue: (view map)

    Kings Place
    90 York Way
    London
    N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    Box Office No:
    020 7520 1490