16 – 20 JAN 2019

Bringing together an unrivalled concentration of global creativity, SoundState celebrates the artists who are defining what it means to make new music in the 21st century.

Our three featured artists – Claire Chase, Du Yun and Rebecca Saunders – lead an international line-up from Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sweden, Germany and beyond, across five nights of cross-boundary sounds and cutting-edge music.

Experience groundbreaking performances by Ensemble Modern, Resident Orchestras London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Sinfonietta, and Associate Orchestra Aurora Orchestra, plus more.

And don't miss your chance to make your own experimental music at one of our workshops, to learn more in our full programme of Composers’ Collective events, or gain insights direct from the source at one of our post-concert Artists’ Bars.

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Enjoy stunning river views in an exclusive Members’ Cafe-Bar before or after your concert.

Plus, you’ll be first in line to book tickets to the Classical Season 2019/20, announced early next year.

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Musicians with double base, clarinet and harp

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Start your night with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Start your night with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group

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7:30 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
A woman with a harp

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Thursday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Thursday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
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7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Friday Lunch Presents Rude Health

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Dive into new music at a free, specially curated set from up-and-coming composers
Dive into new music at a free, specially curated set from up-and-coming composers
Shayna Dunkelman, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Witness two of the biggest names in New York’s creative music scene perform a rare duo set
Witness two of the biggest names in New York’s creative music scene perform a rare duo set
musicians with woodwind instruments

Free

Free

6:45 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
6:45 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Friday night continues with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Friday night continues with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
flautist Claire Chase
8:00 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Marvel at flautist Claire Chase’s ambitious 22-year commissioning project at this performance
Marvel at flautist Claire Chase’s ambitious 22-year commissioning project at this performance
Soundstate Late

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Free

10:15 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
10:15 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Gigs
Friday night closes with a special set of new and experimental music for solo flute
Friday night closes with a special set of new and experimental music for solo flute
Conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni
4:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Leading contemporary music specialists Ensemble Modern present new works by young composers
Leading contemporary music specialists Ensemble Modern present new works by young composers

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19 Jan
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Ensemble Modern presents the music of multi-award-winning British composer Rebecca Saunders
20 Jan
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music
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