Berlin-based contemporary composer and pianist Nils Frahm curates this year’s much-awaited marathon weekend: Possibly Colliding. Bringing together a community of like-minded artists, Possibly Colliding features a combination of contemporary-classical and electronic music, with a line-up made up of artists who have collaborated with Frahm, his fellow-travellers, as well as his sources of inspiration.
Comprised of seven concerts, three film screenings and an installation, this weekend of music draws together an eclectic mix of producers, composers and artists who share Frahm’s voracious music taste, with everything from experimental jazz-infused ambient music (Ambiq + Nik Bärtsch’s acoustic group Mobile Extended) to psychedelic jazz (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith + Canto Ostinato Audio Visual + Szun Waves) combined with visual art and technology.
Exploring the space where genres, sounds and ideas collide, Possibly Colliding features a screening of Victoria, for which Nils Frahm has written the score and received the German Film Prize, as well as a run of Ellis, a short film by French artist JR looking at immigration, with original music by Woodkid. Kicking off on Friday 1 July with Nils Frahm’s only live show this year, the marathon weekend sees his own material performed solo and in collaboration, before a double bill of distinct sets with Penguin Café and Anna von Hausswolff. Possibly Colliding ends on a high note with a session of classical choral concert featuring Britten Sinfonia Voices on Sunday 3 July, as well as a concert by Swedish duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Canadian artist Loscil.
There will also be a spatial installation in the Barbican foyer designed by FELD.
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‘Possibly Colliding’, the Barbican’s marathon weekend curated by Nils Frahm is on from 1–3 July 2016 in the Hall and Foyer, Cinema 1, Milton Court, St Giles’ Cripplegate and LSO St Luke’s.