Performances between 2019 and 2020

A Cold Trip

Miry Lied

20:00, Tuesday 15 January 2019
Miry Concertzaal (external link)
Biezekapelstraat 9
9000 Gent

Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop like to colour outside the lines. Their programme however takes lines very seriously. Just outside the boundaries of harmony Lisa Illean (external link) interweaves three texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins into an intimate composition for voice and tape. Conlon Nancarrow, on the other hand, was fascinated by canons, the interplay of lines par excellence. He was so fascinated that at the time he needed automated pianolas to get his personal brand of hypercomplex polyphony played at all. Lastly, Bernard Lang cycle The Cold Trip traces the silhouette of Schubert’s Winterreise, based on a theme from Purcell’s King Arthur.

Lisa Illean A through-grown earth 201815
Conlon Nancarrow Three Canons for Ursula 198813
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530

The music of Crane and Oliveros

Camden Arts Centre

19:30, Saturday 9 February 2019
Camden Arts Centre (external link)
Arkwright Road
NW3 6DG London
United Kingdom

As part of an exhibition of the films of Beatrice Gibson, Manuel Zurria, flutes, and Mark Knoop, piano present music by Laurence Crane and Pauline Oliveros (external link); some sharing similar aesthetic and structural characteristics with Gibson’s output and also with the work of Gertrude Stein, on whose screenplay Gibson bases ‘Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs’. Exploring aspects of portraiture, repetition and duplication — exact and inexact — the music seems in many ways closely aligned to the notion of ‘the copy’ that fascinates Gibson.

Pauline Oliveros Trio for Flute, Piano and Page Turner 196110
Pauline Oliveros Portrait of Manuel Zurria 199310
Laurence Crane Piano Piece No.23 “Ethiopian Distance Runners” 200922
Laurence Crane Gli anni prog 201415

Six Lethargies

Crash Ensemble

20:00, Wednesday 17 April 2019
National Concert Hall (external link)
Earlsfort Terrace
D02 N527 Dublin

The Irish premiere of Keaton Henson’s new piece performed by string orchestra, exploring themes of mental illness, trauma and empathy. Mark Knoop conducts the Crash Ensemble (external link).

Keaton Henson Six Lethargies 201875

Again and Again

13:00, Thursday 25 April 2019
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop presents a programme of works exploring themes of repetition as part of the international conference “Again & Again”.

Tim Parkinson 2016 No.1 20168
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K519 4
Bryn Harrison Quietly Rising 20083
Graciela Paraskevaídis Sotto Voce 20158
Claude Debussy Prélude VI Book 1 (… Des pas sur la niege) 19105
Graciela Paraskevaídis Viva Voce 20153
Ana Sokolović Prélude et fugue pour GG 20075
Laurence Crane Andrew Renton becomes an International Art Critic 19897
Conlon Nancarrow Canon B from Three Canons for Ursula 19885
Tim Parkinson 2016 No.6 2016*5
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K159 3


Apartment House

19:30, Friday 26 April 2019
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Julius Eastman Femenine 197470


Apartment House

Intonal Festival

20:00, Sunday 28 April 2019
Intonal Festival (external link)

Julius Eastman Femenine 197470



21:30, Thursday 23 May 2019
Music Research Center (external link)
San Leonardo Theater
Via San Vitale 63 Bologna

Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240
first performance