Barbican x Boiler Room

London’s multi-arts venue, the Barbican has been providing audiences with innovative music, drama and more for over three decades now. In more recent years, Boiler Room has had the luck of using the venue’s impressive space for two large-scale broadcasts,
forming part of our foray into the wider realms of jazz, experimental and classical. Our partnership with the Barbican continues to grow this year, with Boiler Room's live broadcast of Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra (10 February 2016).

Upfront mixes

Explore the progressive world of Sound Unbound with Gabriel Prokofiev's dazzlingly inventive mix for our Upfront series.

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Past shows

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Last October, we took to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's renowned Milton Court Concert Hall, nestled alongside the Barbican, for a very powerful performance bending the rules of contemporary classical music. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – the prominent duo comprising of one half of revered drone duo, Stars of The Lid – stretched the conventional orchestral sound into new, forward-thinking forms with the use of a live string quartet.

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Sly & Robbie

Earlier this year, the Barbican’s main hall played host to a very special show with the pair that form the bedrock of reggae and dub, Sly & Robbie. This time, they appeared in a strikingly new setting: in collaboration with jazz trumpet innovator Nils Petter Molvaer, guitarist Eivind Aarset and electronic pioneer Vladislav Delay for what was a truly one-of-a-kind Boiler Room broadcast.

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Kamasi Washington

We were excited to be able to broadcast Kamasi Washington's debut London performance live from the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican last year.

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31 Oct - 1 Nov

Barbican Sound Unbound

Maya Beiser

Cellist Maya Beiser's performance at the Guildhall's Milton Court, for the Barbican's Sound Unbound Weekender.

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The Calder Quartet

The Calder Quartet's performance at the Pit Theatre, for the Barbican's Sound Unbound Weekender.

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Mari & Hakon Samuelsen

Norwegian string duo Mari & Hakon Samuelsen's performance at the Barbican Hall - part of the Barbican's Sound Unbound Weekender.

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