A Winged Victory for the Sullen at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
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A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Thu 19 Nov 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm
Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee
Purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music, A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s music programme this autumn in a concert covering a cross-section of their material old and new. The duo – a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran – has nurtured a cult status over the past decade as one of the most experimental voices in contemporary-classical music today.
Both artists are also important innovators in their own right and they have separately had a hand in iconic film scores and game-changing ambient-classical groups. Their material together has produced a series of records for Erased Tapes and Kranky, and their latest 2019 album The Undivided Five marked their Ninja Tune debut. It is only their second piece of original music outside of film, TV and stage commissions, and sees them pay greater heed to the small details in their sound than previously, channelling influences from Debussy to Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Undivided Five is their fifth release, and they have embraced the serendipitous role of the number five, inspired by artist Hilma af Klint and the recurrence of the perfect fifth chord.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s contemporary music programme following two sold-out shows at Milton Court Concert Hall in October 2014 and their headline appearance in the Barbican Hall in December 2015, which also featured Hauschka as a special guest.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire
On sale to Barbican members on Thu 5 Mar 2020
On general sale on Friday 6 Mar 2020