We Recommend: Contemporary Music

Eric Baudelaire and Alvin Curran: When There Is No More Music to Write

Sat 28 May - Tue 18 Oct

Spike Island

Curated in collaboration with music historian Maxime Guitton, the exhibition includes three new films by Eric Baudelaire, two large-scale ‘sound sculptures’ by Alvin Curran, and an archive display assembled by Guitton.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Jane Birkin

Sat 9 Jul

Barbican Centre

The British actress who became a French fashion, music and film icon is back in London for a show to promote her soaring, expansive and self-penned new album, Oh! Pardon tu dormais…, made in collaboration with Étienne Daho and Jean-Louis Piérot

Contemporary Music


Sun 16 Oct

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Franco-Comorian singer Imany blends soul and folk with panache and had a huge international hit with a remix of Don’t Be Shy. Her latest album, Voodoo Cello, sees her cover classics by Jacques Brel, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, accompanied by eight cellos.

Contemporary Music

Clara Luciani

Wed 26 Oct

O2 Kentish Town Forum

Once a member of La Femme, Luciani has established herself as a magnetic and stylish artist in her own right, winning two Victoires de la Musique, going triple platinum with debut album Saint-Victoire and representing 'la variété française' at its best

Contemporary Music


Mon 31 Oct


Rone is one of the key French producers of his generation, creating techno that's brimming with soul. His most recent album, 'Rone & Friends', is packed with exciting collaborations and he has recently soundtracked Jacques Audiard's film 'Paris, 13th District'

Contemporary Music

Bertrand Belin

Sat 10 Dec


Singer-songwriter and actor Belin has been highly acclaimed over the years for his sharp, erudite but affecting lyricism and elegant interweaving of chanson, pop and American rock. He will be promoting his keyboard-laden seventh album Tambour Vision,

Contemporary Music