Performances between 2016 and 2017

Fast Medium Swing

Conciertos de Música Contemporánea Fundación BBVA-Bilbao

19:30, Tuesday 2 February 2016
Fundación BBVA Bilbao (external link)
Plaza de San Nicolás, 4
Bilbao
Spain

Matthew Shlomowitz Fast Medium Swing 200810
José M Sánchez-Verdú Tres Caprichos 2003/059
James Tenney Critical Band 1988/200017
Aldo Clementi Madrigale 19799
Bernhard Lang DW23: ...Loops for Dr. X 201320

Milton Babbitt Discovery

MOOT

19:30, Friday 12 February 2016
St Nicholas Church (external link)
Church St
BN1 3LJ Brighton
United Kingdom

Celebrating the music of pioneering American composer Milton Babbitt, the concert will also feature Philomel performed by soprano Juliet Fraser. With Newton Armstrong diffusing the tape part for both Philomel and Reflections.

Milton Babbitt Reflections 197510
Newton Armstrong Too Slow, for Milton 20113

Songbook

We Spoke

L’Auditori Sampler Series

20:30, Wednesday 2 March 2016
Mercat de les Flors (external link)
Lleida, 59
08004 Barcelona
Spain

We Spoke collaborate with dancers Núria Giu and Manuel Rodriguez on a new realization of Polansky (external link)’s indeterminate work before a performance of Lang (external link)’s song cycle.

Larry Polansky Ensembles of Note 1998
Bernhard Lang DW16 Songbook 200435

The Cold Trip

MaerzMusik

21:00, Sunday 13 March 2016
Haus der Berliner Festspiele (external link)
Schaperstraße 24
Wilmersdorf Berlin
Germany

Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop première Part 2 of Bernhard Lang (external link)’s reworking of Winterreise. The concert also includes Part 1 performed by Sarah Sun and the Aleph Gitarrenquartett.

Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/15*30

Plus-Minus @ Maerz

MaerzMusik

19:30, Monday 14 March 2016
Haus der Berliner Festspiele (external link)
Schaperstraße 24
Wilmersdorf Berlin
Germany

Plus Minus presents three concerts over one evening at MaerzMusik.

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1–5 2011§20
Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Matthew Shlomowitz Lecture about Bad Music 2015§40
Simon Løffler b 201210
Johannes Kreidler Charts Music 2009, arr 20123
Natacha Diels 2.5 Nightmares, for Jessie 201410
Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 201418

Above Earth’s Shadow

Kammer Klang

20:00, Tuesday 5 April 2016
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

With Oscar Perks on violin and Mark Knoop conducting, the Perks Ensemble presents Finnissy’s masterwork. Also featuring autodidact electronic composer John Wall presenting his latest solo work, and Fresh Klang with Ruaidhri Mannion and Antoine Françoise.

Michael Finnissy ...above earth’s shadow 198518

Old Masters

We Spoke @ Le Bourg

20:30, Wednesday 13 April 2016
Le Bourg (external link)
Rue de Bourg 51
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland

Geneva duo Old Masters: Marius Schaffter and Jérôme Stünzi create, and destroy, a new performative lecture with We Spoke: Serge Vuille and Mark Knoop. Also Takasugi (external link)’s visceral bi-lingual performance duo.

Old Masters Performative Lecture 2016*
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Strange Autumn 2003/0418

Canon

Music at Durham

12:15, Wednesday 27 April 2016
Durham University (external link)
Durham
United Kingdom

Anton Webern Variationen für Klavier opus 27 19365
Conlon Nancarrow Canon C from Three Canons for Ursula 19886
Claude Debussy Prélude Book 1, IV 19104
Salvatore Sciarrino Sonata V per pianoforte 199414
Claude Debussy Prélude Book 1, V 19103

The Years of Prog

music@1pm

13:00, Monday 9 May 2016
Turner Sims (external link)
Salisbury Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Laurence Crane Gli anni prog 201415
Matthew Shlomowitz Left, Right, Up, Down, Pogo 20137
Conlon Nancarrow Canon C from Three Canons for Ursula 19886
Beat Furrer presto 19978
Howard Skempton Axis ’90 19902

The Years of Prog

City University

19:00, Tuesday 10 May 2016
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Laurence Crane Gli anni prog 201415
Howard Skempton Axis ’90 19902
Franco Donatoni Fili 198212
Matthew Shlomowitz Left, Right, Up, Down, Pogo 20137
Conlon Nancarrow Canon C from Three Canons for Ursula 19886
Beat Furrer presto 19978

Sextet

Gray’s Inn Concerts

18:30, Tuesday 21 June 2016
Gray’s Inn Chapel (external link)
Gray’s Inn Road
WC1R 5ET London
United Kingdom

Chamber music for piano and winds with Angela Barnes, Daniel Parkin, Joost Bosdijk, Rosie Jenkins, and Vicky Wright.

Felix Mendelssohn Konzertstück No 1 opus 113 18326
Francis Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano 192613
Conlon Nancarrow Canon C from Three Canons for Ursula 19886
Francis Poulenc Sextuor for piano & winds 194518

Groups

Music We’d Like To Hear

19:30, Friday 1 July 2016
St Mary at Hill (external link)
Lovat Lane
EC3R 8EE London
United Kingdom

The Music We’d Like To Play Band: Aisha Orazbayeva, violin; Anton Lukoszevieze, cello; Ilze Ikse, flute; Kerry Yong, piano; Elsa Bradley, percussion; Adam Morris, percussion; Newton Armstrong, electronics; Mark Knoop, conductor and piano.

Newton Armstrong the way to go out 2016*12
Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long 199713
Bunita Marcus Adam and Eve 198719

Konserthuset

TOPublic

12:00, Monday 4 July 2016
Wednesday 6 July 2016
Universitetsplassen
Karl Johansgate 45
Oslo
Norway

Curated by Trond Reinholdtsen (external link), Ellen Ugelvik and Mark Knoop present a double piano recital to reinvent the genre.

Our museum is like a church, you must first have been a sinner to become saint. Only those who most radically have broken the law may be included in the archive. Here, two star pianists systematically break through the utopian, heroic modernist and esoteric piano canon of dead (or at least half-dead) composers. Including works by Bach, Cage (external link), Cowell, Feldman, Huber, Ives, Lourie, Messiaen, Mossolov, Nancarrow, Poppe (external link), Radulescu, Scelsi, Schoenberg, Sciarrino (external link), Scriabin, Sorabji, Stockhausen (external link), Ustvolskaya, Webern, and Xenakis.

Trond Reinholdtsen KONSERTHUSET 2016240

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

Café OTO

20:00, Tuesday 13 September 2016
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Aisha Orazbayeva, violin; Bridget Carey, viola; Anton Lukoszevieze, cello; Mark Knoop, piano

Morton Feldman Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello 198775

Upside Down

Ukho Ensemble

20:00, Saturday 1 October 2016
Plivka
Vasylkivska 1
Kiev
Ukraine

The première of Cella (external link)’s work for piano and orchestra alongside music by Berio, Varèse, Ligeti and Christophe Bertrand. Conducted by Luigi Gaggero (external link).

Carmine Emanuele Cella Upside-Down 2004, rev 2016*9

Artificial Environments

Ukho Music

20:00, Sunday 2 October 2016
Plivka
Vasylkivska 1
Kiev
Ukraine

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-13#18
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Die Klavierübung: movement 1 (version for piano and tape) 2007-09/2014#11
Newton Armstrong making one leaf transparent and then another 2012#12
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 2010#25

Lydbevegelsen

BIT20

17:00, Sunday 16 October 2016
Tårnsalen, KODE (external link)
Rasmus Mayers allé 9
5015 Bergen
Norway

Mark Knoop joins BIT20 (external link) conducted by Richard Baker for a performance of Michael Finnissy (external link)’s stunning 1979 work. Also “soundpainting” works with dance, by soundpainter Ricardo Gassent.

Michael Finnissy Alongside 197920

Repetitions

Sampler Series

20:30, Thursday 27 October 2016
L’Auditori: Oriol Martorell (external link)
Lepant 150
08013 Barcelona
Spain

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1–5 201120
Bryn Harrison Repetitions in Extended Time 200843

Finnissy portrait

Transit

17:30, Sunday 30 October 2016
Leuven STUK (external link)
Naamsestraat 96
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop will perform the second of our two concerts devoted to Michael Finnissy. The central piece will be the premiere of his Andersen Liederkreis. With references to the Danish author Hans-Christian Andersen and to Robert Schumann’s two volumes entitled Liederkreis, this concert promises to be a typical ‘Finnissy trip’ filled with musical and cultural references.

Michael Finnissy Song 1 19695
Michael Finnissy Choralvorspiele (Koralforspill) 201233
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 2016*45

Exterior/Interior

Decontamination #8

20:00, Tuesday 22 November 2016
Carole Nash Recital Room (external link)
RNCM
M13 9RD Manchester
United Kingdom

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240

Palimpsests

hcmf//

13:00, Sunday 27 November 2016
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Palimpsests is a new programme for voice and piano that re-imagines the song cycle: Bernhard Lang (external link) and Michael Finnissy (external link) explore concepts of collage and remembrance in new works written for Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop.

Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530
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