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Press

‘The capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music’
Tom Service, The Guardian

‘London’s most important festival’
Robert Barry, The Wire


On LCMF 2019:

Pick of the week in the Guardian and The Times

‘Weird, revelatory, discomforting, brilliantly curated’
Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Positionen

‘Never dull’
Irene Revell, Art Monthly 

‘Zany and cutting-edge doesn’t begin to describe this eclectic week of new music’
The Times

★★★★
‘Vastly ambitious and massively popular’
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
‘Generous, engaging and unlike anything else. You can’t ask more of music.’
Fiona Maddocks on Cassandra Miller’s Duet for Cello and Orchestra, The Observer

★★★★
‘The text was full of dry wit... The music was a wonderfully varied splurge... Entertaining and provocative.’
Richard Morrison on Jennifer Walshe’s TIME TIME TIME, The Times

‘Big, bold, witty... An entertaining ride’
Erica Jeal on Jennifer Walshe’s TIME TIME TIME, The Guardian


On LCMF 2018:

Pick of the week in the GuardianThe Times and Sunday Times

‘Another fine instalment of London’s most important festival’
Robert Barry, The Wire

‘You never know what to expect at the London Contemporary Music Festival, except wonderfully varied works that otherwise wouldn’t get heard’
The Guardian

‘The London Contemporary Music Festival has lost none of its ability to intrigue, surprise... The audiences [are] unfailingly curious, enthusiastic and large.’
Andrew Clements, The Guardian

★★★★
‘Just as the year sinks into its soft, candied-peel-and-spice dying days, along comes the London Contemporary Music Festival to waken the senses like a smack of birch twigs.’
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

‘New music is rarely so entertaining, or so hard-hitting.’
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph


On LCMF 2017:

★★★★★
‘LCMF has punch and panache’
The Times

‘A festival that was all highlights’
The Wire

‘Masterful’
Tempo

★★★★
The Observer

Review in Frieze

Pick of the Week
Time Out, The Guardian

Interview with Joan La Barbara in theQuietus

Interview with Moor Mother in theQuietus


On In Search of Julius Eastman:

‘A truly inspiring weekend’
Robert Barry, The Wire

★★★★
‘Ecstatic energy... enthralling and moving’
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
‘Ferociously expressive in voice and body, alert to the irony and beauty and misery of the text, Elaine Mitchener drove a thrilling performance by Apartment House’
Anna Picard, The Times

★★★★
‘Ever-adventurous’
Peter Culshaw, The Arts Desk

‘[LCMF] reaches areas of new music that mainstream concert series rarely explore’
Andrew Clements, The Guardian

Pick of the Week
Time Out, The Sunday Times


On LCMF 2015:

‘A jubilant extravaganza... LCMF makes you hear the world differently, or perhaps as it really is’
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

‘A few years ago, this sort of undertaking would have drawn a few specialists to a small room. The LCMF has changed all that’
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times

‘Perhaps the UK’s foremost festival for truly daring music... Year on year, LCMF re-injects myriad scenes with a precious strain of kamikaze zeal’
Laurie Tompkins, Electronic Beats

‘This is surely the definition of what a London music festival should be: a tough nut, with a touch of the spectacular’
Leo Chadburn, theQuietus

Review in The Observer

Review in The Sunday Times

Review in Electronic Beats

Review in Backseat Mafia


Review in London Jazz News


Review in theQuietus


On LCMF 2014:

★★★★
‘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

★★★★
‘Essential’
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

‘Deliciously provocative’
Laura Battle, The Financial Times

‘The whole festival has been little short of miraculous and I, for one, cannot wait for next year’s’
Robert Barry, theQuietus

Review in theQuietus

Review in The Sunday Times

Review in The Guardian

Review in The Daily Telegraph

Review in The Observer

Review in The New Statesman

Review in London Jazz

Feature in The Financial Times

Feature in The Times

Preview in Time Out

Preview in The Wall Street Journal Europe

Preview in Resident Advisor

Preview in Dummy

Preview in FACT

Preview in London Jazz

Preview in The Rambler


On The Music of Bernard Parmegiani:

Blog in The Guardian

Interview on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now

Feature in The Financial Times

Feature in FACT

Preview in Sinfini

Preview in The Wire

Preview in Tiny Mix Tapes

Preview in Resident Advisor

Preview in Trebuchet


On LCMF 2013:

Classical Music Pick of 2013
The Observer

‘The excellent LCMF ... Two weeks of boundary-pushing creativity’
The Guardian

★★★★
‘At the level of sheer ambition, it’s astonishing’
The Daily Telegraph

‘As an artistic achievement, the LCMF was simply stunning’
Vice

★★★★
‘Bracing ... The ideal antidote to the sanitised safety of London’s new music scene’
Evening Standard

‘Impressive’
theQuietus

‘As close to perfection as a live perfomance could be.’
Crack Magazine on the Glenn Branca premiere

Critic’s Choice:
The Times
The Daily Telegraph
Evening Standard
The Independent on Sunday
Time Out
AnOther
Art Rabbit


Video feature in the Financial Times

Feature in The Daily Telegraph

Feature in The Times

Feature in The Guardian

Feature in FACT

Interview in Dummy

Review in Vice

Review in The Wire

Review in the Evening Standard

Review in Seismograf

Review in The Observer

Review in The Daily Telegraph

Review in London Jazz

Review in One Stop Arts

The Observer’s Classical Music Highlight of 2013

Nic Bullen’s Highlight of 2013 in FACT