Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto are bringing their improvised show to the Barbican

London’s Barbican Centre has announced a programme of exciting collaborations, including a special performance between pioneering composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and German artist Alva Noto.

The pair will reprise their collaboration for a live, improvised show, named Two, at the venue on 20 June. The duo recently released Glass, a recording of their live improvisation inspired by Yayoi Kusama, and performed at Philip Johnson’s Glass House. Previously, they’ve worked together on the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, and since 2002, the duo have released five albums together, including 2005’s Insen and 2011’s Summvs.

Also announced for the spring calendar is a collaboration between Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra on 26 May, for which Actress has curated a programme of additional performances to open his set. Multi-disciplinary artist Duval Timothy will open the night with a jazz-inspired minimalist performance on the piano, followed by audio engineer Silvia Kastel, who’ll be bringing her fusion of sound art, noise and dance music to the stage.

Head to the Barbican’s website for more information, and read Crack Magazine’s feature with Ryuichi Sakamoto.