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ZHANG Ding, Enter the Dragon, Performances, 2015. © ZHANG Ding (detail)

ICA and K11 Art Foundation present Zhang Ding: Enter the Dragon: Performance #10: Diaphragm Failure x Moon Zero

22 Oct 2015

Music programmed by Zhang Ding in association with NTS

The Zhang Ding installation is open every day from 11am till 6pm, with open rehearsals taking place from approximately 2pm. Doors open again at 6.15pm for the ticketed performances. Please check back for returns if a performance is sold out; in addition, a small allocation of tickets will be released on the day at the Box Office from 5.45pm.

Zhang Ding’s Enter the Dragon presented by the ICA and K11 Art Foundation consists of a series of daily performances and spontaneous collaborations over a two week period, the programme showcases an eclectic mix of emerging artists, DJs and musicians selected by Zhang Ding in collaboration with NTS Radio from open submissions and London’s musical undercurrent.

Artists and musicians are performing music from a range of genres including acoustic, ambient, electronic, experimental, industrial, punk and techno, and the programme will showcase talent from London’s vibrant underground music scene, as well as exclusive contributions artists and musicians from Germany, UK and the US.

Enter the Dragon is a platform where Zhang Ding further explores his longstanding interest in "the stimulating and chemical interaction between sound, stage and the immediate emotional response of the audience."

Diaphragm Failure are a collective of free-thinking musicians who create music with a humorous and sometimes political edge. Every composition including the lyrical element is created at the moment of performance and is never to be repeated again; often the band uses current affairs and the venues architecture and audience demographic to fuel the nature of the performance. 'Songs' may last 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Visit Diaphragm Failure's SoundCloud page.


Moon Zero is the project of producer and composer Tim Garratt. Garratt seeks out spaces in the city which can be turned into echo chambers for his ambient, avant-gardist material. The music spools out of Garratt's mind in the form of extensively screwed up synthesizers, bowed cymbals, liquidated instruments and detuned tape loops. Visit Moon Zero's SoundCloud page.

Entry to ticket holders is on a first-come, first-served basis and some queuing may be required.

The theatre doors will open at 6.15pm each evening with the performances lasting approximately 60 minutes. There will be a small allocation of tickets for each performance available on the door 30 minutes before the start of the event. The tickets available at the door are limited and therefore entry is not guaranteed.

As all performances that are part of Zhang Ding: Enter the Dragon are free, please only book tickets that you will use.

If you have any tickets that you no longer require please contact the Box Office 020 7930 3647 or email to return any unwanted tickets. The Box Office regular opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 9pm with the exception of 12 October when we will be open 11am – 9pm.

Please be aware that each of the performances will contain strobe effect lighting which may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Please note that filming and photography will take place throughout this event and therefore by entering you are giving consent to be filmed or photographed.

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With additional support from ShanghART

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