Panel discussion
Polyrhythms in European avant-garde music and their African origins

Friday 27 April 2018,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

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The festival is organised by the British Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Musical compositions such as György Ligeti's etudes for solo piano were directly inspired by the polyrhythmic structures of traditional African music.

Before a special performance in the Museum’s African Galleries, acclaimed South African composer and musician Eugene Skeef and pianist Cathy Krier discuss 20th-century European avant-garde music and its African origins. Chaired by Simon Broughton, Editor in Chief of the world music magazine Songlines, co-editor of the Rough Guide to World Music and world music critic for the London Evening Standard.

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