"The week has been enthralling... wide in taste, clever in programming and engaging and stylish in presentation. Long may it continue"
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
"A clever, eclectic new-music programme... it might well become the 21st-century replacement for the much missed Almeida festival"
Andrew Clements, The Guardian
Following the success of the inaugural London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF 2013), "the capital's most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music" (The Guardian) returned for its second year. LCMF 2014 offered a week of multi-disciplinary events exploring the best new music and performances from around the world (by everyone from Gavin Bryars to Fatima Al Qadiri, John Giorno to Karlheinz Stockhausen) in an extraordinary new space.
Exploring the intersection between music, performance and art, LCMF 2014 also presented a ten-mirror installation by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. This work formed the basis of his cataclysmic performance piece Ten Less One (2009), with which we closed the festival on 1 June.
From a Noh play presentation to DJ sets, from the Italian Baroque to power electronics, LCMF 2014 was a kaleidoscopic tour of the contemporary scene, each night focusing on a different aspect of where music finds itself today.
For our 2014 edition we teamed up with Second Home to take over a spectacular 20,000 sq ft former carpet factory off Brick Lane.
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