Performances between 2014 and 2015

Voices in context

19:00, Sunday 19 January 2014
Listeners (external link)
Bayerische Straße 8

A hauskonzert and launch of a new CD on the Sub Rosa label.

Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025

Record in context

20:00, Monday 20 January 2014
Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (external link)
Harvestehuder Weg 12

Peter Ablinger Piano and Record 201225
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025


The Tetley

19:00, Saturday 8 February 2014
The Tetley (external link)
Hunslet Road
LS10 1JQ Leeds
United Kingdom

An evening of live music and performance curated by Sam Belinfante and musicians Mark Knoop and Neil Luck, in response to the exhibition “The Reversing Machine”.

The Michael Harrison Memorial Concert

Kettle’s Yard

12:15, Sunday 16 February 2014
Kettle’s Yard (external link)
Castle Street
CB3 0AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

Anton Lukoszevieze, cello, and Mark Knoop. piano perform world premières of five new works especially written as tributes to the late Michael Harrison, former Director of Kettle’s Yard, by each of the composers he appointed as Kettle’s Yard New Music Associates: John Woolrich, Camberwell Composers Collective, Richard Baker, Kenneth Hesketh, Anton Lukoszevieze and Stephen Montague.

Cage Machaut


13:10, Friday 28 February 2014
Barber Concert Hall (external link)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

One of the UK’s leading vocal ensembles, EXAUDI (external link) is renowned for varied programming and performances of both early and contemporary repertoire. This engaging vocal consort has established a commissioning scheme to support young composers and, as part of their visit they will be giving a workshop for composition students at the University following today’s concert, which features the music of John Cage (external link) and Guillaume de Machaut.

John Cage Ear for EAR 19835
John Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs 19422
John Cage A Flower 19504
John Cage Nowth Upon Nacht 19841
John Cage The Seasons 194715
Guillaume de Machaut Ballades (selected)
Guillaume de Machaut Four Virelais (arr. James Weeks)

A to Zzz

Concertgebouw Brugge

11:45, Sunday 2 March 2014
Concertgebouw Brugge (external link)
‘t Zand 34
8000 Brugge

As part of “Notation Happening”, curated by Arne Deforce, the Letter Piece Company (external link) present A to Zzz.

Shlomowitz/Anaraki A to Zzz 2011-1260

Kämmer Klang

20:00, Tuesday 4 March 2014
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Kämmer Klang returns for a first 2014 concert in March, with two iconic, iconoclastic pieces by legendary Hungarian composer György Ligeti, Mysteries of the Macabre and Musica Ricercata, the haunting piano tune featured in Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, accompanied by Sky-me, Type-me, for four megaphoned voices by Jagoda Szmytka (external link), a young and up-and-coming Polish composer based in Germany. The night will end with a session of free improvisation with Jamie Coleman, Ross Lambert and Guillaume Viltard.

György Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre 1974-978
Jagoda Szmytka Sky-me, type-me 20117

The Last Lighthouse Keepers

Borealis Festival

21:00, Friday 21 March 2014
17:00, Saturday 22 March 2014
Sardinen USF Verftet (external link)
Georgernes Verft 12

A black box. One percussionist. One pianist. A Foley artist and an actor. The audience in the centre. The Last Lighthouse Keepers is an unusual and surrealist experience, where the beam of an imaginery lighthouse switches on and off all that is happening, defining the stage. The moment you repeat an action, you start a ritual, as does the turning light above the audience, creating repetition and trance.

François Sarhan The Last Lighthouse Keepers 2014*50

For John Cage

Cafe OTO

20:30, Tuesday 25 March 2014
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Launch night for violinist Aisha Orazbayeva’s second album. “The Hand Gallery” is an album experience dedicated to the process of taking the violin sound apart and putting it back together again, and offers music by Steve Reich, Morton Feldman, Elvis Presley, John Cale and Aisha Orazbayeva. Alongside a selection of music from the album, the evening will also feature a special performance of violin strings bowed by spinning LPs.

Morton Feldman For John Cage 198275

James Saunders Portrait

City University

19:00, Tuesday 8 April 2014
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Plus-Minus (external link) present a concert of recent work by one of their first ever collaborators, the British experimental composer James Saunders. This concert will include pieces investigating the sonic properties of everyday materials, musical cueing systems that explore group behaviour, and a new work especially written by James for the occasion.

James Saunders Everybody doing what everybody else is doing 2013*10
James Saunders with paper 2006/08, 2009-8
James Saunders So many territories 2014*15
James Saunders Things whole and not whole 2011, rev 201210
James Saunders Everybody do this 201410



18:00, Sunday 13 April 2014
Mystetskyi Arsenal (external link)
Lavrska str, 10-12

A concert as part of the New Music Festival at the Book Arsenal in Kiev.

Laurence Crane Piano Piece No.23 “Ethiopian Distance Runners” 2009#22
Michael Finnissy Choralvorspiele (Koralforspill) 2012#33
Claude Debussy Préludes Book 1 1909-1040

Create! Compose! Combine!

Spor Festival

20:00, Friday 9 May 2014
Godsbanen (external link)
Skovgaardsgade 3-5
8000 Århus

Pieces from SPOR’s Call for Proposals 2014. Each year SPOR festival invites composers and sound artists from all over the world to submit proposals for the coming festival and each year SPOR receives a wide range of interesting projects, from works for ensemble and music theater pieces to sound installations. This year the jury has selected five very different works to be realized at SPOR 2014, four of them will be presented at this concert. All of the works invite the audience to take part in various ways, of which the first one takes us above ground...

David Bird Fields 20107
James Saunders you say what to do 2014*10
James Andean The Friedman Translations 2014*14
Jessie Marino Heartful bird, vivid and great in style 2014*15

Urban decay

Spor Festival

19:00, Sunday 11 May 2014
Granhøj Dans (external link)
Klosterport 6
8000 Århus

SPOR presents together with the Danish ensemble SCENATET (external link) three new works by composers who all contribute to the new departure that has emerged in the past decade among the younger generation of Danish composers.

Juliana Hodkinson Angel View 201430
Simon Løffler D 2013*8
Christian Winther Christensen Nachtmusik 2010-11*8

LCMF: Marxist Chillwave

London Contemporary Music Festival

20:00, Tuesday 27 May 2014
Second Home
Britannia House, 68-80 Hanbury Street
E1 5JL London
United Kingdom

Music and global capitalism: for the artists featured in this programme, the interlacing of these two themes has been a central concern.

Also featuring performances by Fatima Al Qadiri and Leon Michener.

Johannes Kreidler Outsourcing/Fremdarbeit 200923
Luigi Nono .....sofferte onde serene... 197614
Cornelius Cardew Red Flag Prelude 19733

LCMF: A New History of Song

London Contemporary Music Festival

20:00, Friday 30 May 2014
Second Home
Britannia House, 68-80 Hanbury Street
E1 5JL London
United Kingdom

In this night we reimagine the popular song and explore the limits of the voice. Includes music by Andrew Poppy, Georges Aperghis and Robert Ashley and performances by Josephine Foster, Lore Lixenberg and Jennifer Walshe.

Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-

LCMF: Italian Colourism

London Contemporary Music Festival

20:00, Sunday 1 June 2014
Second Home
Britannia House, 68-80 Hanbury Street
E1 5JL London
United Kingdom

In our final event we profile three Italians whose fixation with colour is by turns delicate, explosive and cataclysmic. With Quartetto Prometeo and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas
Salvatore Sciarrino Sonata V per pianoforte 199414



20:30, Monday 9 June 2014
Loft (external link)
Wissmannstr. 30
50823 Köln

New British music for piano and electronics. A presentation by composer Matthew Shlomowitz (external link) will take place at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln the following day, 10 June at 11:00.

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Newton Armstrong making one leaf transparent and then another 201212
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025


City Summer Sounds

19:00, Tuesday 10 June 2014
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

City University Department of Music’s Ensemble-in-Residence, Plus Minus presents new works by student composers alongside some experimental classics.

Morton Feldman Durations 2 19604
Aldo Clementi Dedica 19984


City Summer Sounds

19:00, Thursday 12 June 2014
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Gwenaëlle Rouger and Mark Knoop present a programme of works for pianos and electronics with Newton Armstrong. Includes Michael Beil (external link)’s Doppel for two pianos, live video and audio.

Georg Friedrich Haas Ein Schattenspiel 200410
Ben Smith the ineluctable modality of the audible (Water Music) 2014*8
Georges Aperghis Dans le mur 200716
Georgia Rodgers cut it out 2014*10
Michael Beil Doppel 200912

From the Soundhouse

Royal College of Music

18:00, Friday 27 June 2014
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (external link)
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road London
United Kingdom

From the Soundhouse is the RCM’s cutting-edge series mixing live performance and electronics. Concert also includes works by Kaija Saariaho, Luc Ferrari and Ruaidhri Mannion.

Michael Beil Doppel 200912



19:00, Saturday 4 October 2014
Villa Romana (external link)
Via Senese 68
50124 Florence

Mark Knoop performs alongside Alter Ego in this contemporary festival at the Villa Romana in Florence.

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025
Matthew Shlomowitz Fast Medium Swing 200810
Newton Armstrong making one leaf transparent and then another 201212

Litterær kraftstasjon

Litteraturesymposiet Odda

19:00, Wednesday 8 October 2014
Odda Smelteverk

Mark Knoop performs with Øyvind Skarbø at the opening event of the Odda Literature Festival.

James Saunders you say what to do 201410

Excès et Mesure


20:00, Tuesday 14 October 2014
Studio Ernest-Ansermet
Passage de la Radio 2
1205 Genève

Frederic D’haene Hearing from nowhere — Part 3 2010-1125
Anton Webern Konzert opus 24 19348
Franck C Yeznikian Ruhig Schreitend, par immersion 2014*20
Anton Webern Symphonie opus 21 192810


City University

19:00, Tuesday 21 October 2014
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Cellist Séverine Ballon (external link) and Mark Knoop present new and recent works by New Zealand composers.

Jeroen Speak Jung’s Shadow 2012*12
Jeroen Speak Shadow Aspect 2012*8
Dorothy Ker Rare Earth 20149
Dorothy Ker the history of rock 200810
John Croft ...du second infini 200015
John Croft la terra lagrimosa...una luce vermiglia 200615
Michael Norris Phospheni 2014*6



18:00, Saturday 22 November 2014
Hochschule für Künste (external link)
Dechanatstraße 13-15
28195 Bremen

The second concert in pgnm’s 18th festival features Ensemble MAM (external link) and Mark Knoop.

Iannis Xenakis Concret PH 19583
Edgard Varèse Poème électronique 19589
Jagoda Szmytka inane prattle 201312
Trond Reinholdtsen Faust, or The Decline of Western Music 201145

Die Klavierübung


20:30, Saturday 22 November 2014
Sendesaal Bremen (external link)
Bürgermeister-Spitta-Allee 45
28329 Bremen

The third concert in pgnm’s 18th festival includes performances by Nadar Ensemble (external link), Ensemble MAM (external link), and Mark Knoop.

Vladimir Gorlinsky Sun.Disc.Minotaurus 201013
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Die Klavierübung: movement 1 (version for piano and tape) 2007-09/2014*11
Steven Kazuo Takasugi Die Klavierübung: movements 3 & 4 (version for tape) 2007-0917
Thomas Hummel Sinaida Kowalenko 2014*12
Johannes Kreidler Der “Weg der Verzweiflung” (Hegel) ist der chromatische. 2011/1216

Feldman’s Pianos

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

13:00, Tuesday 25 November 2014
St Paul’s Hall
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Six works for between two and four pianists at between one and four pianos, all composed within a 10-year period by two composers at their most inquisitive stages of notational exploration.

Four infrequently performed works by Morton Feldman (external link), reflecting this most intuitive composer at possibly his most cerebral and abstruse, are performed alongside the very first two works in which Christian Wolff explored what was to become a unique, cryptic approach to music notation.

With Catherine Laws, Philip Thomas, John Tilbury and Mark Knoop.

Morton Feldman Piano Four Hands 19588
Morton Feldman Two Pieces for Three Pianos 196618
Christian Wolff Duo for Pianists I 19625
Morton Feldman Vertical Thoughts 1 19636
Christian Wolff Sonata for 3 Pianos 19575
Morton Feldman Piece for Four Pianos 195715

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


University of Huddersfield

18:45, Monday 1 December 2014
St Paul’s Hall
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Aisha Orazbayeva and Mark Knoop premiere Bryn Harrison (external link)’s measureless exploration of memory alongside Feldman (external link)’s contemplative duo.

Morton Feldman For John Cage 198275
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-12*40

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
first performance
first performance in Ukraine
first performance in The United Kingdom