LCMF 2018: Sounds of the Thick Present

01 Dec - 16 Dec at Ambika P3 and other venues


London Contemporary Music Festival is back for its seventh edition in six years.

Teaming up with the Serpentine Galleries, Manchester label The Death of Rave, experimental ensemble Apartment House and choir collective Musarc, LCMF 2018 returns to Ambika P3, the epic, subterranean space that hosted our critically acclaimed edition last year, for six packed days of multi-disciplinary work, spread out over the first two weeks of December.

This year will also see us develop four satellite events at Second Home Spitalfields, Hanbury Street, Bloc (Autumn Street) club in Hackney Wick and Walmer Yard, Notting Hill.

Taking inspiration from philosopher Donna Haraway’s ideas of the ‘thick present’ and the need for 'multi-species muddles’, LCMF 2018 will be richer and more ‘tentacular’ than ever before, with five major new commissions of artists, electronic producers and composers, ecological talks, a club night, dance works, premieres by three generations of female electronic composers, art films, an experimental choral programme and an audacious set of orchestral first performances…


1 Dec: The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish
8 & 9 Dec: I feel so Mezzaniney
12 Dec: Musarc Winter Konsert
13 Dec: New Intimacy IV
14 Dec: Structural Faults
14 Dec: The Death of Rave
15 Dec: I contain multitudes
16 Dec: Lockwood / Snow



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