Performances between 2017 and 2018

Miller premieres

Plus-Minus Ensemble

Kammer Klang

20:30, Tuesday 7 February 2017
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Two new works by Cassandra Miller (external link): for Plus-Minus Ensemble, and for soprano Juliet Fraser. Also Fresh Klang: Lisa Illean, and a solo set by Christine Sun Kim.

Cassandra Miller Traveller Song 2017*20

Rad

We Spoke @ Le Bourg

20:30, Wednesday 15 February 2017
Le Bourg (external link)
Rue de Bourg 51
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland

Enno Poppe Rad 200320
Jeppe Virenfeldt Ernst Offertorium (study of a human head) 20158
Phillippe Daerendinger Baby Baby Drum ‘n’ Bass 2017*15
Camille Alena Molly 2017*15

Open Ear

Plus Minus Ensemble

BBC Radio 3

19:30, Thursday 2 March 2017
St John at Hackney (external link)
Lower Clapton Rd
E5 0PD London
United Kingdom

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1–5 201120
Carola Bauckholt Hirn und Ei 2010/1110
Carola Bauckholt Geräuschtöne 200312

Two2

University of Durham

19:00, Thursday 9 March 2017
Durham University (external link)
Durham
United Kingdom

One of John Cage (external link)’s late extended works, Two2 was inspired by a statement by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina: “There is an inner clock.” and is of open duration. Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop, pianos.

John Cage Two2 1989150

Cut & Splice 2017

Distractfold

19:00, Friday 10 March 2017
Hallé St Peters (external link)
40 Blossom St
M4 6BF Manchester
United Kingdom

Distractfold curates this year’s Cut & Splice with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator – a witty, distracted, vague, at times misleading ally.

Also works by Denis Smalley, Katie Young, Fabrice Fitch, Helena Gough and Mauricio Pauly.

Steven Kazuo Takasugi The Man who couldn’t stop laughing 2012-1420

Two2

University of Huddersfield

19:00, Thursday 16 March 2017
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

One of John Cage (external link)’s late extended works, Two2 was inspired by a statement by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina: “There is an inner clock.” and is of open duration. Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop, pianos.

John Cage Two2 1989150

We’ll meet again

City University

19:00, Tuesday 11 April 2017
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop give the London premiere of Michael Finnissy (external link)’s Andersen-Liederkreis (2016), which engages with the weighty tradition of the song cycle. Hans Christian Andersen is universally famous for his fairy stories, but this cycle also sets his lyric poetry and ‘papiers collés’, revealing further the fantastical, droll and profound world of his imagination. The programme opens with the world premiere of we’ll meet again, a piano solo by composer Tim Parkinson, whose extraordinary opera, Time With People, was previously staged at City in 2015.

Tim Parkinson we’ll meet again 2016*15
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645

Black Horizon

Plus-Minus Ensemble

20:00, Thursday 18 May 2017
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts, volume 6 201323
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530
Marko Ciciliani Black Horizon 200921
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