THU 18 NOV, 2021 | THE MAC | 7PM (DOORS), £15/£12 BOOK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: updated C19 policy at the bottom of the page

Pioneering Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl offers a radical reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Time-stretched harmonies are manipulated in real time and played back through spatialised loudspeakers in between the variations played by virtuoso pianist Xenia Pestova Bennett, bringing together baroque and contemporary sound worlds. This new reimagining of Bach’s vision juxtaposes the variations in a new strictly symmetrical structure which reflects the binary form of the original aria (a microcosm within a macrocosm with binary divisions commonly found in digital systems). No two performances are the same due to the live algorithmic generation of the electronic interludes. Gold.Berg.Werk transcends itself and becomes a new piece in its own right, creating a sense of space and distance unimaginable in Bach’s time.


Covid-19 Audience Updated Policy 

Following Local Government Guidance, our Covid-19 policy has been updated.

We can new host seated shows at higher capacity. In advance of your visit there are a number of things you need to know.
All ticket holders aged 18 and over, will need to provide ONE of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
  • Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Additional measures to keep you and our staff team safe:

  • We ask that you are respectful of others and keep your distance from other people are you move through the venue
  • We ask that you sanitise you hands on arrival and regularly wash and sanitise you hands throughout your visit
  • Face coverings are required and should be worn on arrival
  • We will have enhanced cleaning before and after events and additional sanitisation during events
  • Staff and security staff will be to hand to help manage queues and the movement of people through the venue
  • Contact details of visitors to the venue will be retained for Track and Trace purposes. Please scan the QR code on arrival. Date is held in line with GDPR.

It goes without saying, but please do not attend if you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms.