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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two people playing ping pong tennis

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Various times | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Investigate the rhythmic possibilities of the percussive sound of ping-pong in an open workshop
Investigate the rhythmic possibilities of the percussive sound of ping-pong in an open workshop
Du Yun, composer
1:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music
A Play for Progress performance

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The sound of social change: hear music performed by teen refugees, or bring an instrument to join in
The sound of social change: hear music performed by teen refugees, or bring an instrument to join in
Khaled Jarrar, director and Du Yun, composer
4:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Aurora Orchestra premieres new work by Du Yun and performs with Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and Ali Sethi
Aurora Orchestra premieres new work by Du Yun and performs with Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and Ali Sethi
Bounce Beat at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear ping-pong in a whole new way at a musical performance incorporating the sounds of a live game
Hear ping-pong in a whole new way at a musical performance incorporating the sounds of a live game

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their generation, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman.
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their...

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Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
Listen to the composer’s work, and discover more about its creation
Watch the composer and performance artist explain an artist’s power to engage
The seventh episode of our monthly podcast looks ahead to 2019’s SoundState festival. Take a listen
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18 Jan
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Marvel at flautist Claire Chase’s ambitious 22-year commissioning project at this performance
20 Jan
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music
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Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
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Listen to the composer’s work, and discover more about its creation

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