Performances between 2010 and 2011

Borealis Festival launch

Out Hear

20:00, Monday 25 January 2010
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Bergen’s Borealis Festival (external link) launches its 2010 programme in London. Mark Knoop will perform works by the festival’s resident composers Gerhard Stäbler (external link) and Kunsu Shim (external link), and by Bryn Harrison (external link).

The event includes flute and electronics duo Pascal Baltazar and Bjørnar Habbestad, clarinettist Rolf Borch (external link), a work for escalators and audience by Simon Katan, and a film by Tor Kristen Liseth. The evening finishes with a performance by noise band MoHa! (external link).

Gerhard Stäbler Von Branntwein und Finsternissen 19922
Gerhard Stäbler Internet 1.9 199613
Baltazar & Habbestad flute and electronics
Jennifer Walshe This is why people o.d. on pills / and jump from the golden gate bridge 20045
Kunsu Shim 33 things 2007
Bryn Harrison Quietly Rising 20083

Canto

CeReNeM

13:15, Wednesday 10 February 2010
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Richard Haynes (external link) (clarinet), Séverine Ballon (external link) (cello) and Mark Knoop (piano) perform music by Ulman (external link) and Lachenmann, as well as new works by postgraduate composers.

Timothy McCormack Apparatus 2009*
Erik Ulman Canto XXV 2007*8
Ben Isaacs allone 2009*
Helmut Lachenmann Allegro sostenuto 1986-8835

Sound Studio Concert

City University Concert Series

19:00, Tuesday 16 February 2010
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

City University presents a concert of electroacoustic works with guest artist Mark Knoop. Featuring a new work for piano and live electronics by Newton Armstrong (external link), alongside Evan Johnson’s enigmatic essay and Luigi Nono’s 1976 masterpiece for piano and tape. Also new electroacoustic works by Horacio Vaggione, Erik Nyström and Adam Asnan.

Admission £5/£2.50 concessions. (external link)

Evan Johnson Dehiscences, Lullay (“Thou nost whider it whil turne”) 20058
Luigi Nono .....sofferte onde serene... 197614
Newton Armstrong Three Windows 2009-10*12

Modern Times: Connecting Composers

Kettle’s Yard

12:00, Saturday 20 February 2010
Kettle’s Yard (external link)
Castle Street
CB3 0AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

A weekend of concerts, talks, films: 19-21 February 2010. The international summer school for new music in Darmstadt, Germany began in 1946 as one of many attempts to regenerate the city following World War II. Composers such as Messiaen, Varese, Berio, Boulez, Cage, Stockhausen and Xenakis taught on the courses and their impact on the new music scene has been profound.

The concerts, curated by Roger Redgate, present many of the major figures associated with the courses through their chamber music. On Saturday 20 February Mark Knoop and Christopher Redgate present two joint concerts in the series.

For further information about the weekend, and to book tickets, see the Kettle’s Yard (external link) website.

Luigi Nono .....sofferte onde serene... 197614
Christopher Fox Broadway Boogie 19848
Helmut Lachenmann Guero 1970/88
Olivier Messiaen Cantéyodjayâ 194812
Chris Dench e/meth 199510

Modern Times: Connecting Composers

Kettle’s Yard

19:30, Saturday 20 February 2010
Kettle’s Yard (external link)
Castle Street
CB3 0AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

A weekend of concerts, talks, films: 19-21 February 2010. The international summer school for new music in Darmstadt, Germany began in 1946 as one of many attempts to regenerate the city following World War II. Composers such as Messiaen, Varese, Berio, Boulez, Cage, Stockhausen and Xenakis taught on the courses and their impact on the new music scene has been profound.

The concerts, curated by Roger Redgate, present many of the major figures associated with the courses through their chamber music. On Saturday 20 February Mark Knoop and Christopher Redgate present two joint concerts in the series.

For further information about the weekend, and to book tickets, see the Kettle’s Yard (external link) website.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Klavierstück XI Nr 7 195614
Richard Barrett Lost 20045
Bruno Maderna Solo 19718
Roger Redgate Ausgangspunkte 1981-828
Brian Ferneyhough Coloratura 19668
Michael Finnissy Pavasiya 198114
Pierre Boulez Troisième Sonate : formant 2 — trope 1955-57 / 6310
Michael Finnissy Runnin’ Wild 1978
John Cage Etudes Boreales for piano solo 197818

Plus-Minus at Durham

Durham University lunchtime concert

13:10, Thursday 11 March 2010
Durham University (external link)
Durham
United Kingdom

Mariam Rezaei P.M. 2010*
Peter Ablinger Bertolt Brecht, Lech Walesa, Hanna Schygulla from Voices and Piano 1998-15
Laurence Crane Riis 19968
Iannis Xenakis Evryali 197311
Damien Ricketson Same Steps 200710

Xenakis/Saunders/Harrison

Plus-Minus

20:00, Monday 12 April 2010
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus (external link) presents two great works by Xenakis alongside recent ensemble pieces by British composers. Marcus Barcham-Stevens and Roderick Chadwick will perform Dikhthas; Mark Knoop will present Evryali. Tickets on sale 6 February 2010 from Kings Place (external link).

Iannis Xenakis Dikhthas 197914
Rebecca Saunders Vermilion 200315
Iannis Xenakis Evryali 197311
Bryn Harrison Repetitions in Extended Time 200843

Kämmer Klang

20:30, Tuesday 4 May 2010
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

More Kämmer Klang featuring violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, Vicky Wright clarinet, curator and cellist Lucy Railton (external link). Also an improvised set with Seb Rochford drums, Leo Abrahams guitar, and Tim Harries bass.

Newton Armstrong Three Windows 2009-1012
Luciano Berio Sequenza VIII 1976
Morton Feldman Durations 2 19604
Helmut Lachenmann Ein Kinderspiel 198017
Damien Ricketson Same Steps 200710

Ablinger/Reinholdtsen Double Portrait

Spor Festival

19:30, Friday 7 May 2010
Granhøj Dans (external link)
Klosterport 6
8000 Århus
Denmark

Musical drama and concert with the Plus-Minus (external link) ensemble.

Trond Reinholdtsen Concert Music Piece 2008
Peter Ablinger Instrumente und Rauschen 1997, 200818
Peter Ablinger 1-127 2002
Trond Reinholdtsen 13 Music Theatre Pieces 200815

Voices and Piano

Spor Festival

21:00, Saturday 8 May 2010
Granhøj Dans (external link)
Klosterport 6
8000 Århus
Denmark

Mark Knoop performs a selection from Peter Ablinger (external link)'s ongoing cycle Voices and Piano including a new Inuit voice written for the festival.

Peter Ablinger Hanna Schygulla 3
Peter Ablinger Amaunalik 2010*7
Peter Ablinger Marcel Duchamp 5
Peter Ablinger Carmen Baliero 4
Peter Ablinger Morton Feldman 5
Peter Ablinger Bonnie Barnett 3

Disintegrate, degenerate, decompose

Out Hear

20:00, Monday 17 May 2010
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Pianist Mark Knoop presents two musical experiences: Richard Beaudoin (external link)’s new work Études d’un prélude celebrates Chopin’s 200th birth year with a multifaceted aural portrait; Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus evolves peacefully yet relentlessly across its 70 minute duration, ultimately removing the perspective of instrument or even the passage of time.

Tickets on sale 6 February 2010 from Kings Place (external link).

Richard Beaudoin Étude d’un prélude VII—Latticed Window 2009*2
Richard Beaudoin Étude d’un prélude IV—Black Wires 20097
Richard Beaudoin Étude d’un prélude I—Chopin desséché 2009*7
Morton Feldman For Bunita Marcus 198570

Late Romantics

Libra Duo

19:00, Friday 28 May 2010
Schott Recital Room (external link)
48 Great Marlborough St
W1F 7BB London
United Kingdom

Libra (external link) Duo present new music by Adam de la Cour (external link) alongside two rarely-performed sonatas for clarinet and piano.

Max Reger Sonata for Clarinet and Piano opus 49/1 190024
Sigfrid Karg-Elert Clarinet Sonata No 2 in B major, opus 139b 191922
Adam de la Cour L’Exorcisme du Mômo 2008*20

The Ghost of Morton Feldman 2

Grønland Kammermusikkfestival

Ny Musikk

14:00, Saturday 5 June 2010
Cafeteatret (external link)
Hollendergata 8
Oslo
Norway

Mark Knoop performs in Ny Musikk’s Grønland Kammermusikkfestival (external link).

Morton Feldman Extensions 3 19527
Chris Dench heretical bagatelles: KS 2009*4
Newton Armstrong Three Windows 2009-1012
Morton Feldman Intermission 5 19524
Bryn Harrison Quietly Rising 20083

Lied-konsert

Grønland Kammermusikkfestival

Ny Musikk

14:00, Sunday 6 June 2010
Cafeteatret (external link)
Hollendergata 8
Oslo
Norway

Mark Knoop performs a selection from Peter Ablinger (external link)’s ongoing cycle Voices and Piano including a new Norwegian voice written for the Grønland Kammermusikkfestival (external link).

Peter Ablinger Hanna Schygulla 3
Peter Ablinger Amaunalik 20107
Peter Ablinger Gjendine Slålien *3
Peter Ablinger Marcel Duchamp 5
Peter Ablinger Carmen Baliero 4
Peter Ablinger Morton Feldman 5
Peter Ablinger Agnes Gonxha Bojaxiu 2

ELISION ensemble Clementi portrait

Spitalfields Festival

20:30, Friday 18 June 2010
Whitechapel Gallery (external link)
78-82 Whitechapel High St
E1 7QX London
United Kingdom

ELISION (external link) presents a portrait of Aldo Clementi at the Spitalfields Festival (external link).

Aldo Clementi Fantasia su frammenti di Michelangelo Galilei 197810
Aldo Clementi Lento 19845
Aldo Clementi Blues (Fantasie su Frammenti di Thelonius Monk) 20015
Aldo Clementi Dodici Variazioni 19806
Aldo Clementi Dedica 19984
Aldo Clementi Texture 2005
Aldo Clementi B.A.C.H. 19706

ROBERT ASHLEY [...]

Objectif Exhibitions

17:00, Saturday 3 July 2010
Objectif Exhibitions (external link)
Kleine Markt 7-9/26
Antwerp
Belgium

Performances of three works on the closing night of Will Holder’s current show “ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] BOB […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […]”. Alex Waterman (external link) performs his live radio play Beacons of Ancestorship; Mark Knoop premieres Ashley’s Maneuvers for Small Hands; and Jeremiah Day performs Lowndes County: Prologue.

Robert Ashley Maneuvers for Small Hands 1961*

Kämmer Klang

20:30, Tuesday 6 July 2010
The Vortex (external link)
11 Gillett Square
N16 8AZ London
United Kingdom

The first night of Kämmer Klang at THE VORTEX, featuring music by Schoenberg, Michael Finnissy, Matthew Shlomowitz and John Cage, headlined by music from Adem Ilhan, composed for various small ensembles.

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire opus 21 191236
Michael Finnissy Walrus 2010*7
Matthew Shlomowitz Arsenal, Bahrain, Chihauhau, Darjeeling and Eisenhower 2007

Ensemble Plus-Minus

Out Hear

20:00, Monday 20 September 2010
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Plus Minus presents Stockhausen (external link)'s seminal electro-acoustic work Mantra alongside a new piece written for this occasion by Newton Armstrong (external link) in a concert featuring pianos, crotales, short wave radios, morse code, resonance, ring modulators and a woodblock. Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick pianos; Newton Armstrong electronics.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Mantra 197065
Newton Armstrong Study in Tiled Light 2010*8

Letter Piece Company

Transit Festival

14:00, Sunday 24 October 2010
Leuven STUK (external link)
Naamsestraat 96
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

The Letter Piece Company (external link) presents two new quartets for dancer and musicians at the Transit (external link) Festival in Leuven.

Shlomowitz/Anaraki Five Finger Discount 2010*20
Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece #5 (Northern Cities) 20096
Tom Johnson Narayana’s Cows 198916
Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece #3 (Australia, Bolton, Clinton, Dachshund and Echinacea) 20085
Shlomowitz/Anaraki Mixed Doubles 2010*20

Quartet

Junge Avantgarde

20:00, Wednesday 27 October 2010
RWE Pavilion (external link)
Philharmonie Essen
Essen
Germany

Essen Philharmonie (external link) presents the quartet of Eva Zöllner (external link) (accordion), Carl Rosman (external link) (clarinet), John Eckhardt (double bass) and Mark Knoop (piano).

Rebecca Saunders Quartet 199813
Unsuk Chin Piano Etude No 6 (Grains) 20003
Georgina Derbez Symphonia 2006
Richard Barrett Flechtwerk 2002-0614
Helmut Oehring Plath, S. 1998/200515
Brian Ferneyhough Time and Motion Study I 1971-779
Gordon Kampe HAL 2010*15

Popular Contexts

Out Hear

20:00, Monday 22 November 2010
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Loving and wistful, savage and bitter, Finnissy (external link)'s colossal early work challenges and celebrates notions of Englishness through engagement with English folk-song and its connotations of rural innocence. Shlomowitz (external link)'s new work for piano and sampler (written for Mark Knoop) presents new perspectives on the familiar.

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2010*30
Michael Finnissy English Country-Tunes 1977/1982-8540

Letter Piece Company

Huddersfield Festival

13:00, Thursday 25 November 2010
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

The Letter Piece Company (external link) presents two new quartets for dancer and musicians at the Huddersfield Festival.

Shlomowitz/Anaraki Five Finger Discount 201020
Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece #5 (Northern Cities) 20096
Tom Johnson Narayana’s Cows 198916
Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece #3 (Australia, Bolton, Clinton, Dachshund and Echinacea) 20085
Shlomowitz/Anaraki Mixed Doubles 201020

Ablinger/Reinholdtsen Double Portrait

Huddersfield Festival

16:00, Friday 26 November 2010
Phipps Hall
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Musical drama and concert with the Plus-Minus (external link) ensemble.

Trond Reinholdtsen Concert Music Piece 2008
Peter Ablinger Instrumente und Rauschen 1997, 200818
Peter Ablinger Bertolt Brecht, Lech Walesa, Hanna Schygulla from Voices and Piano 1998-15
Trond Reinholdtsen 13 Music Theatre Pieces 200815
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