Performances of Sensate Focus

Focus Loops

Plus-Minus Ensemble

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

16:00, Friday 28 November 2014
Phipps Hall
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus (external link) presents a concert of works especially written for the group, including the premiere of Alexander Schubert (external link)’s Sensate Focus, alongside recent pieces by Bernhard Lang (external link) and James Weeks (external link). The programme features field recordings of street musicians, samples from a horror movie soundtrack, a synchronised light show and itchy loops.

James Weeks Looping Busker Music 201315
Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 2014*18
Bernhard Lang DW23: ...Loops for Dr. X 201320

Everything You Own

Kämmer Klang

20:30, Tuesday 2 December 2014
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Plus Minus features at the December edition of Kammer Klang. The night also includes Kit Downes performing organ works by Moondog.

Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 201418
Peter Ablinger Instrumente und Rauschen 1997, 200818
Jennifer Walshe Everything You Own Has Been Taken To A Depot Somewhere 201310

Plus Minus


17:00, Friday 11 September 2015
Den Norske Opera & Ballett (external link)
Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1
0150 Oslo

Plus-Minus (external link) presents a concert of two genre-stretching pieces especially written for the group. Matthew Shlomowitz (external link)’s Lecture About Bad Music (2015), drawing on scholarship from a range of fields and employing musical demonstrations and recreations of psychological experiments, asks us to consider if a piece of music can be inherently bad, or whether such judgements are purely subjective. Alexander Schubert (external link)’s Sensate Focus (2014) on the other hand, is concerned with the interplay between sound and image, and adds light as a fifth performer to a quartet of musicians. Using strobing effects, Schubert explores issues of sampling and sensorial experience in both the audio and visual domains, and our ability to form continuities from discrete objects.

Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 201418
Matthew Shlomowitz Lecture about Bad Music 2015*40

Plus-Minus @ Maerz


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

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

Residency Launch Concert

Plus-Minus Ensemble

Dialogues Festival

19:30, Thursday 28 November 2019
West Court
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building
Laurinson Place EH3 9DF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus Ensemble begins its 3-year residency at the Reid School of Music with a programme featuring different approaches to electronic processing in instrumental music.

Joanna Bailie On and Off 20077
Lois V Vierk Go Guitars 198112
Lawrence Dunn Set of four 201718
Louis D‘Heudieres Laughter Studies 3 201912
Alexander Schubert Sensate Focus 201418
first performance
first performance in Germany