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Composer: Byrne, David (b. 1952)

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Year of birth1952
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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In the Future

Alexandria Marx & Michele Esposito in Fingers in the Air © Michel Schnater
In the future features exciting works by Juanjo Arques and Hans van Manen, and is the most exciting programme by the Junior Company so far.
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Joby Burgess and Matthew Sharp in uncharted territory

Joby Burgess and Matthew Sharp
It’s not every evening that you hear a composition played on two serrated Nigerian Fanta bottles. Nor is it every evening that you hear pieces by Schumann and David Byrne (formerly of Talking Heads) in the same concert. Nor, for that matter, do cellists often sing. As this concert’s title suggested, ‘Uncharted’ at Kings Place was very much a trip into the unknown.