Performances of Music in Contrary Motion

Plus-Minus at Huddersfield


19:30, Thursday 10 March 2011
St Paul’s Hall
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus (external link) presents Iannis Xenakis, Philip Glass (external link), Peter Ablinger (external link) and two pieces written especially for the group by Huddersfield University postgraduate composers. On Wednesday March 9th the group will hold a workshop with student composers.

Iannis Xenakis Dikhthas 197914
Matthew Sergeant veils 2010*13
Peter Ablinger Amtssee bei Regen 200812
Iannis Xenakis Evryali 197311
Colin Tucker the indifferent horizon apathetically rests on the ground, devouring everything that looks like something 2010*10
Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion 196912

Repeat Music



20:00, Monday 10 October 2011
Kings Place Hall Two (external link)
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Repetition invites us to focus on details that usually fly by. It draws our attention to the “grain of the sound”, so we observe minute deviation and extremely slow change, or fall into a trance-like state. This programme explores different approaches to repetition in music. Although none of the music is literally repetitive, these diverse works share common interests, in creating music out of an extreme economy of means and opening up different kinds of listening environments.

Book tickets at the Kings Place website. (external link)

Aldo Clementi Madrigale 19799
Morton Feldman Bass Clarinet and Percussion 198120
Simon Steen-Andersen Study for string instrument #1 20075
Alvin Lucier I am sitting in a room 196915
Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion 196912
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