On the 13 February 1976, experimental rock band This Heat played its first show. Now, 40 years later, founding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward reunite, joined by a host of special guests, to perform new interpretations of their music.
Arguably the most inventive band to emerge from the UK’s fruitful DIY scene in the 70s, This Heat’s career may have been short-lived, but its legacy continues to grow in stature and relevance. Still sounding as original as when it was written, their music has as much in common with modern composers like John Cage as their art-rock contemporaries Gang of Four and The Pop Group.
‘this doesn’t feel like nostalgia, but a new beginning’ Guardian
Part of Contemporary Music concerts
This Is Not This Heat has been devised by Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward with Luis Carvajal
Produced by the Barbican Centre and I-D.A Projects with No-Nation