LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music 2009

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RED ORANGE is a London-based audience and artist development agency. Its work involves consulting, curating, management, booking, PR, marketing, broadcasting, live events production and promotion, touring, recording, publishing and anything else they feel like doing. A leading purveyor in the execution of forward thinking music and dance, it combines an extended network of partners in order to promote some of the finest and most exciting innovative and inspiring artists, from all corners of the world to a larger gamut.

RED ORANGE is a catalyst for change, showcasing excellence and excitement, instigating international collaborations and experimentation, enthusing interculturalism and knowledge sharing. They are also responsible for LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music, an annual commitment to music of all sorts of genres and origins, aiming to surprise, enrich, enlighten and empower audiences. LIFEM challenges musical boundaries by programming ground-breaking exploratory music.

LIFEM 09 will take place November 4-7, 2009, at Kings Place, located in London, United Kingdom.

They have been working with London's most prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Barbican, St. Giles Cripplegate, Cargo, Union Chapel, The Spitz, Vortex, 93 Feet East, Ocean, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. They have showcased about 500 artists from around the world, including Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Macedonia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia, Israel, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Mozambique, Madagascar, Brazil, USA, Canada, Tuva, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The majority performed in the UK for the very first time, presenting world, European or UK premieres.

Previous artists they have worked with include: Tanya Tagaq, Sainkho Namtchylak, Dokaka, Shlomo, Z'EV, Thomas Koner, Asmus Tietchens, Max Eastley, Rafael Toral, Oren Ambarchi, Tim Hecker, Arnold Dreyblatt, Martin Tetreault, Gunter Mueller, Mariza, Maria Joao & Mario Laginha to name a few.