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This spring and summer, Southbank Centre presents a line-up of pioneering musical minds from across the globe.  

In May, the Royal Festival Hall plays host to the world premiere of Actress x Stockhausen Sin {x} II - the latest large-scale work from British contemporary electronic artist Actress (Darren J. Cunningham), and his Artificial Intelligence recording and performance group, Young Paint. 

Founder of iconic label Mo’Wax, James Lavelle returns to Southbank Centre with an Easter weekend takeover, featuring a special performance from UNKLE and an exclusive Concrete Lates, headlined and curated by the trip-hop pioneer himself.

Hailed as one of the 20th century’s undisputed masters of the sarod, Amjad Ali Khan and sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash present an evening of new and timeless Indian classical music interpretations.

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Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie...
Zeñel, jazz group

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Gigs
Whiz kids of jazz: the London-based trio deliver complexity and excitement grounded in improvisation
Whiz kids of jazz: the London-based trio deliver complexity and excitement grounded in improvisation
C Cane, musician

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Gigs
Talks & Topics
Heard the female MCs, presenters and producers who are changing grime? Now’s the time to start
Heard the female MCs, presenters and producers who are changing grime? Now’s the time to start
Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 01 Mar 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 01 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Follow no leader: a collaborative big band representing a new generation of jazz musicians
Follow no leader: a collaborative big band representing a new generation of jazz musicians
Goran Bregovic
8:00 pm
Fri 01 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 01 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Jean-Michel Blais , composer and pianist
7:45 pm
Sat 02 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 02 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Get intimate with the expansive interior soundscapes of pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais
Get intimate with the expansive interior soundscapes of pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais
Christian Löffler, DJ
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Mar 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Melancholy meets euphoria in the electronica producer’s fusion of vocals, quartet and electronics
Melancholy meets euphoria in the electronica producer’s fusion of vocals, quartet and electronics
Our Girl, music trio
7:45 pm
Wed 06 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 06 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
From stark tenderness to pulverising noise, see the up-and-coming Brighton trio perform live
From stark tenderness to pulverising noise, see the up-and-coming Brighton trio perform live
Lady Sanity

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Gigs
Hard-hitting flows intertwine with grime, 1990s hip-hop and jazz influences - this MC’s one to watch
Hard-hitting flows intertwine with grime, 1990s hip-hop and jazz influences - this MC’s one to...
Lizz Wright
7:30 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Smoothly does it at a performance by the American jazz and gospel singer with an inimitable voice
Smoothly does it at a performance by the American jazz and gospel singer with an inimitable voice

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Actress + Young Paint

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Actress + Young Paint
Actress + Young Paint
14 May
Contemporary Classical
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The world premiere of a new work for voice, AI and electronics on the transcendent nature of love
18 Apr - 19 Apr
Gigs
Electronic
Party with the man from Mo’Wax at a night featuring DJ sets from special guests
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See live performances from artists including Actress, James Lavelle, Sergio Mendes, Virginia Wing, Amjad Ali Khan and more