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Hear... Elliot Carter talking to fellow composer George Benjamin. Possibly America's finest living composer, Carter might be forgiven for resting on his laurels as he approaches his 90th birthday. Carter at 90 offers the chance to experience his quicksilver wit and musical imagination. Followed by a premier performance of his Clarinet Concerto, and the double concerto for piano and harpsichord from 1961, and works by Babbitt, Lutoslawski and Oliver Knussen, who conducts.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, SE1. Tickets cost between pounds 6 - pounds 12.50. Box Office 0171 960 4242.

Kick... Dust on the dance floor with Manchester's Dust Junkys. A grand mixture of DJ magic, vocals and traditional instrument, the Junkys have built a sturdy mixture of grooving beats, abrasive melodies and rock guitars. Tour starts today at Princess Charlotte, 8 Oxford St, Leicester LE1 (0116 255 3956). Tickets: pounds 5 advance, pounds 6 on the door.