Performances between 2011 and 2012

Squib-box launch event

Squib-box

19:30, Friday 21 January 2011
19:30, Saturday 22 January 2011
Old Deptford Police Station (external link)
114 Amersham Vale
SE14 6LG London
United Kingdom

On the evenings of January the 21st and 22nd, the artist led organization/net label squib-box (external link) will be hosting an official launch weekend at the Old Deptford Police Station. This mini-festival will include a manic mix of performances, interventions, improvisations, films, bar brawls and party games reflecting squib-box‘s ethos that avant-garde performance is not tied to specific genres, disciplines or movements but to an uncompromising attitude towards rethinking established notions about art and music.

Adam de la Cour L’Exorcisme du Mômo 200820
Michael Finnissy Walrus 20107

Knoop Waldock Rosman

Amnesty International

19:30, Tuesday 25 January 2011
Judi Dench Theatre, Hymers College
Hymers Avenue
Hull
United Kingdom

The Hull Amnesty group presents the second in its series of classical concerts in aid of Amnesty International. Hull cellist Christina Waldock (external link) will be joined by pianist Mark Knoop and clarinettist Carl Rosman (external link).

Ludwig van Beethoven Variations for Piano and Cello on “Bei Männern” WoO 46
Gabriel Fauré Trio for piano, clarinet and cello opus 120 192318
Claude Debussy Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano 19108
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio a minor opus 114 189126

Kämmer Klang

Institute of Contemporary Arts

20:00, Friday 18 February 2011
Institute of Contemporary Arts (external link)
The Mall
SW1Y 5AH London
United Kingdom

As part of Kämmer Klang (external link) at the ICA, Mark Knoop presents Feldman’s classic late piano solo. Also works by John Cage (external link), Earle Brown performed by the Kämmer Klang players. Introduction by Christopher Fox at 18:30.

Morton Feldman For Bunita Marcus 198570

Laurence Crane 50th Birthday Portrait Concert

Out Hear

20:00, Monday 21 February 2011
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Plus Minus celebrates the 50th birthday of Laurence Crane with a concert of his works featuring guest performer, soprano Juliet Fraser. This event will be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Laurence Crane Come back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani 200712
Laurence Crane Piano Piece No.23 “Ethiopian Distance Runners” 200922
Laurence Crane Weirdi 199210
Laurence Crane Octet 200815

Ferneyhough portrait

Royal Holloway University of London

19:15, Wednesday 23 February 2011
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House (external link)
Malet Street
WC1E 7HU London
United Kingdom

After a day-long symposium (external link) on the music of Brian Ferneyhough, Ensemble Exposé (external link) presents a concert of his works.

Brian Ferneyhough La Chute d’Icare 1988
Brian Ferneyhough Flurries 1997
Brian Ferneyhough Incipits 1996
Brian Ferneyhough O Lux 20055

Plus-Minus at Huddersfield

CeReNeM

19:30, Thursday 10 March 2011
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus (external link) presents Iannis Xenakis, Philip Glass (external link), Peter Ablinger (external link) and two pieces written especially for the group by Huddersfield University postgraduate composers. On Wednesday March 9th the group will hold a workshop with student composers.

Iannis Xenakis Dikhthas 197914
Matthew Sergeant veils 2010*13
Peter Ablinger Amtssee bei Regen 200812
Iannis Xenakis Evryali 197311
Colin Tucker the indifferent horizon apathetically rests on the ground, devouring everything that looks like something 2010*10
Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion 196912

Xenakis Inspires

Ensemble Exposé

Xenakis International Symposium

17:30, Sunday 3 April 2011
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (external link)
Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX London
United Kingdom

Ensemble Exposé (external link)’s programme pays tribute to the work of Iannis Xenakis, featuring three new works by UK-based composers who acknowledge a direct influence of the composer's music and theories, alongside three of Xenakis’ own most famous works.

Iannis Xenakis Anaktoria 196911
Roger Redgate ST/X-t 2011*8
Iannis Xenakis Akea 198613
Michael Finnissy Talawa 2011*10
Haris Kittos Omadón 2011*8
Iannis Xenakis Palimpsest 197910

Wild Light

Ensemble Plus-Minus

Bath Spa University

19:30, Thursday 26 May 2011
Bath Spa University (external link)
Newton St Loe
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

A concert for two pianos and live electronics including new works by composition students at Bath Spa University (external link).

Newton Armstrong Study in Tiled Light 20108
Michael Finnissy Wild Flowers 197410

Zeitungsausschnitte

Athelas New Music Festival

22:15, Monday 30 May 2011
Teater Republique (external link)
Østerfælled Torv 37
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Lore Lixenberg and Mark Knoop present a programme of songs by Hanns Eisler (external link) and Gerhard Stäbler (external link).

Hanns Eisler Zeitungsausschnitte 1925-2612
Gerhard Stäbler Spiegel 17/11 2011*5
Gerhard Stäbler Von Branntwein und Finsternissen 1992~2
Gerhard Stäbler Belfast Breakfast Songs 19965
Gerhard Stäbler Drei Lieder zu Gedichten von Gert Udo Jerns 1979-826
Gerhard Stäbler Die bange Nacht 19834
Gerhard Stäbler Nachtstück III 20067
Hanns Eisler Hollywooder Liederbuch (selections) 1942-4315

Too Hot to Händel

Athelas New Music Festival

22:15, Tuesday 31 May 2011
Teater Republique (external link)
Østerfælled Torv 37
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Squib-box (external link) perform an imaginary meeting between Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Händel at the house in Brook Street, London where both musicians lived.

squib-box Too Hot to Händel 2010-1150

Chisenhale Art Club

20:00, Wednesday 1 June 2011
Chisenhale Dance Space (external link)
64-84 Chisenhale Road
E3 5QZ London
United Kingdom

Chisenhale Art Club (external link) is a monthly mixed bill of Live Art, New Music and Dance curated by Bryony Kimmings, Matthew Shlomowitz (external link) and Roberta Jean. In this edition, US composer Mark Applebaum (external link)’s work for three conductors and no players, will be presented by Gijs Kramers, Mark Knoop and Serge Vuille.

Mark Applebaum Tlön 19956

Apartment House 1

Musiikin Aika - Time of Music

19:00, Friday 8 July 2011
Chapel
Viitasaari
Finland

Apartment House (external link) perform experimental music at the Time of Music (external link) festival.

Elisabeth S Clarke Between Words 2011*
Egidija Medekšaitė piece for Apartment House 2011*
Anton Lukoszevieze Dirty Angels 2011*
Arturas Bumšteinas Nocturne opus 37 2011*
Tim Parkinson trio with objects 2008%
Amnon Wolman Dead End 1996%14

XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!!

Apartment House

Musiikin Aika - Time of Music

19:00, Saturday 9 July 2011
City Hall
Viitasaari
Finland

Apartment House (external link) perform video-theatre pieces at the Time of Music (external link) festival.

Jennifer Walshe XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!! 2003%
George Maciunas Music for Everyman 1961%

Letter Piece Company

Chisenhale Dance Space

20:00, Thursday 14 July 2011
Chisenhale Dance Space (external link)
64-84 Chisenhale Road
E3 5QZ London
United Kingdom

The Letter Piece Company (external link) presents quartets for dancer and musicians.

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

Letter Piece Company

Soundwaves Festival

20:00, Friday 15 July 2011
Sallis Benney Theatre (external link)
58-67 Grand Parade
BN2 0JY Brighton
United Kingdom

The Letter Piece Company (external link) present quartets for dancer and musicians at the Soundwaves Festival (external link).

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

The End of Time

Linari Classic Festival

19:30, Wednesday 27 July 2011
Certosa di Pontignano
Castelnuovo Tuscany
Italy

Robert Schumann String Quartet opus 41/1 184230
Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder 1857-5815
Olivier Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps 1941

Mixed Chamber

Linari Classic Festival

19:30, Friday 29 July 2011
Pieve di Sant’Appiano (external link)
Barberino Val d’Elsa
Tuscany
Italy

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio No 4 B flat major opus 11 1798
Johannes Brahms Zwei Gesänge opus 91 188412
Claude Debussy Syrinx 19133
Ottorino Respighi Il Tramonto 191417
Benjamin Britten Phantasy 193213

Rhapsody in Blue

Linari Classic Festival

19:30, Sunday 31 July 2011
Laticastelli (external link)
Rapolano Terme Tuscany
Italy

Sergei Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque no. 1 189215
Francis Poulenc Sextuor for piano & winds 194518
Astor Piazzolla Grand Tango 198210
Malcolm Arnold Quintet opus 7 194412
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 192416

Repeat Music

Plus-Minus

OutHear

20:00, Monday 10 October 2011
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Repetition invites us to focus on details that usually fly by. It draws our attention to the “grain of the sound”, so we observe minute deviation and extremely slow change, or fall into a trance-like state. This programme explores different approaches to repetition in music. Although none of the music is literally repetitive, these diverse works share common interests, in creating music out of an extreme economy of means and opening up different kinds of listening environments.

Book tickets at the Kings Place website. (external link)

Aldo Clementi Madrigale 19799
Morton Feldman Bass Clarinet and Percussion 198120
Simon Steen-Andersen Study for string instrument #1 20075
Alvin Lucier I am sitting in a room 196915
Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion 196912

Opera for Solo Piano

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

15:00, Thursday 24 November 2011
Phipps Hall
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Trond Reinholdtsen (external link) continues his ongoing project “The Norwegian Opra” with a new work for Mark Knoop. Acknowledging the precedents of Marlowe, Goethe and Thomas Mann, Faust describes a Modernist-Faustian apocalypse leading to a decadent (but necessary) theatricalisation of the contemporary piano sonata. Only theory can help us now.

Book via the hcmf// website (external link).

Trond Reinholdtsen Faust, or The Decline of Western Music 2011*45

Beyond Xenakis

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

13:00, Friday 25 November 2011
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Xenakis produced four mature works for solo piano, three of which feature in this recital: the “symbolic” music of Herma, through the expansive, chaotic Mists, to his brief tribute to Ravel. Prins (external link)’ new work for piano, midi-keyboard and video projection forces a rethink of reality, while Kreidler (external link) fills the hall with multiple transformed instruments and Ablinger (external link)’s transparent lines define their own listening space.

Book via the hcmf// website (external link).

Iannis Xenakis Herma 196110
Johannes Kreidler Klavierstück 5 200512
Iannis Xenakis Mists 198012
Stefan Prins Piano Hero #1 20119
Stefan Prins Piano Hero #2 2011, rev 2012*6
Peter Ablinger 6 Linien 20046
Iannis Xenakis à R. (Hommage à Ravel) 19873

Plus-Minus at City

City University

19:00, Tuesday 29 November 2011
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Aldo Clementi Madrigale 19799
Simon Steen-Andersen Study for string instrument #1 20075
Alex Hills 5 Resonance Studies 2011*10
Iannis Xenakis Mists 198012
Newton Armstrong Too Slow, for Milton 2011*3
Johannes Kreidler Klavierstück 5 200512
Iannis Xenakis Dikhthas 197914

In context

Image Sonores XIII

20:30, Friday 16 December 2011
Ancienne Église Saint-André
place du Marché
Liège
Belgium

As part of the 13th festival of live electronics organised by the Centre Henri Pousseur (external link), Mark Knoop performs selections from Peter Ablinger (external link)’s ongoing cycle Voices and Piano, including two new Voices written for the occasion; Newton Armstrong (external link)’s new work for piano and live electronics; and Matthew Shlomowitz (external link)’s 2010 piece for piano and sampler keyboard.

Newton Armstrong Three Windows 2009-1012
Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-*
Newton Armstrong Too Slow, for Milton 20113
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2010¤30
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