Recent and Upcoming Performances

Plans for Future Operas

Münchener Biennale

18:00, Friday 13 May 2022
10:00, Sunday 15 May 2022
HochX (external link)
Entenbachstraße 37
81541 München
Germany

The Norwegian composer and author Øyvind Torvund creates plans for future operas and it seems extremely unrealistic that they will ever be completed. It is a presentation of numerous fragments of ideas, which all spite the laws of physics and acoustics. The soprano Juliet Fraser (external link) and pianist Mark Knoop are on the stage. They sing and play the Plans for future operas and simultaneously find themselves confronted with an abundance of projected drawings, which Torvund uses to indicate possible visualizations of future operas. Here he is examining communication phenomena, in particular those that are spatially and temporally askew. How do you converse when you aren’t in the same dimension? What kind of friendships are these that develop and are strengthened beyond the general and special relativity theories? With Torvund this is an open field where, among other things, animals and sculptures sing romantic melodies.

Øyvind Torvund Plans for Future Operas 2022*50

From Bohemia

Yorkshire Wolds Music Festival

19:30, Saturday 28 May 2022
St Andrew’s Church
Bainton
YO25 9NL
United Kingdom

Chamber music with Liz Rossi, violin, Rosamund Hawkins, viola, and Christina Waldock (external link), cello.

Antonin Dvorák Piano Trio No.4 opus 90 ‘Dumky’ 189130
Vítězslava Kaprálová Dubnová preludia 193710
Gideon Klein String Trio 194410
Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet No.2 opus 26 186150

Explorations

Yorkshire Wolds Music Festival

13:15, Sunday 29 May 2022
St Andrew’s Church
Bainton
YO25 9NL
United Kingdom

Chamber music with Rae W Todd, clarinet, and Christina Waldock (external link), cello.

Alexander Skryabin Preludes op 11/21, op 17/4, op 37/1 6
Svante Henryson Off Pist 19966
Matthew Shlomowitz Explorations in polytonality and other musical wonders, Volume 1 202023
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio a minor opus 114 189126

Spectral Malsconcities

Plus Minus Ensemble

music we’d like to hear

19:30, Friday 24 June 2022
St Mary at Hill (external link)
Lovat Lane
EC3R 8EE London
United Kingdom

Sarah Hennies Spectral Malsconcities 201830
Alexey Shmurak Greenland — 1. Railway Etude 2020-2110
John White Selection of short chamber pieces 40

Difficulties putting it into practice

Plus Minus Ensemble

Reid School of Music

19:00, Thursday 7 July 2022
West Court
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building
Laurinson Place EH3 9DF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop and Serge Vuille present inter-disciplinary performance works.

Jessie Marino Interior Morning 201812
Sarah Nemtsov Drummed Variation 201410
Simon Steen-Andersen Difficulties Putting it into Practice 201412
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Strange Autumn 2003/0418

Insula

Plus Minus Ensemble

Arte no Tempo

21:30, Saturday 8 October 2022
Teatro Aveirense
Aveiro
Portugal

Kristine Tjøgersen we should get to know each other 20167
Eva Aguilar Insula 20218
Joanna Bailie He just missed the train 201917
Lois V Vierk Go Guitars 198112
Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 201418

Future Music #4

Distractfold

RNCM

19:30, Tuesday 25 October 2022
RNCM Theatre (external link)
124 Oxford Rd
M13 9RD Manchester
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop leads Distractfold and musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the premiére of Sam Salem (external link)’s new work. Also featuring new works by Bofan Ma and Megan Steinberg with performers from Drake Music.

Sam Salem Shadows pass the morning ‘gins to break, The starry floor, the watry shore 2022*30

Spectral Malsconcities

Plus Minus Ensemble

Reid School of Music

13:00, Tuesday 6 December 2022
West Court
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building
Laurinson Place EH3 9DF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Sarah Hennies Spectral Malsconcities 201830
Martin Parker Spray and Pray 202120
John White Selection of short chamber pieces 40

Difficulties putting it into practice

Plus Minus Ensemble

20:00, Saturday 10 December 2022
ARTist’s (external link)
Schützgasse 16
8020 Graz
Austria

Matthew Shlomowitz Lecture about Listening to Music 201732
Simon Steen-Andersen Difficulties Putting it into Practice 201412
Sarah Nemtsov Drummed Variation 201410
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Strange Autumn 2003/0418
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