Daniel Pioro, Valgeir Sigurðsson & Liam Byrne

Fri 24 Mar 2023, 8pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
From £25
past event
past event
Musicians Daniel Pioro, Valgeir Sigurðsson & Liam Byrne in a dark auditorium

Three artists from Iceland’s iconic record label Bedroom Community come together for a rare collaboration, including a new work based on our architecture.

Label founder Valgeir Sigurðsson and viol player Liam Byrne join Southbank Centre Resident Artist, violinist Daniel Pioro in a concert that celebrates the meeting point between the acoustic and the electronic.

Featuring music from their acclaimed albums Dissonance (Sigurðsson), Concrete (Byrne) and Dust (Pioro) and with a new commission by the Southbank Centre at its heart.

This is an event for lovers of noise, repeating patterns and virtuosic string playing, and exemplifies the musicians’ shared interest in the fusion of the ancient and the contemporary.

This performance also features a special guest appearance from Pioro’s group, Studio Collective, selected string students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland whose singular aim is to inhabit a place of risky and bold music making.

Valgeir Sigurðsson, the founder of Bedroom Community, is an electronic musician, composer and producer.

Liam Byrne is a renowned viol player with a reputation for exploring the boundaries and beyond of his instrument.

  • Daniel Pioro violin
  • Liam Byrne viola da gamba
  • Valgeir Sigurðsson electronics, synthesiser, keyboards
  • Studio Collective
  • Liam Byrne: In Nomine
  • Valgeir Sigurðsson: Dust
  • Daniel Pioro: [with Liam Byrne & Valgeir Sigurðsson]: Dream Matter Foundations (World premiere)
  • Valgeir Sigurðsson: Dissonance

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 7+

Please note that there is no interval during this performance

Dates & times

Fri 24 Mar 2023, 8pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 15 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entryFrom £25*
  • Concessions25%**

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Classical Music: Spring/Summer 2023

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

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