Performances between 2018 and 2019


Cafe Oto

19:30, Thursday 18 January 2018
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Mark Knoop present an evening of music for violin and piano including early and late compositions by John Cage (external link) and a London premiere of Eraser’s Edge by Norway’s Ole-Henrik Moe. The programme also features solo violin fantasias by G.P. Telemann from Orazbayeva’s third solo album and Knoop’s version of Cage’s Experiences No.1 for piano and electronics.

John Cage Six Melodies 195012
Ole-Henrik Moe Eraser’s Edge 199510
John Cage Experiences No.1 19456
G.P. Telemann Fantasias 173515
John Cage Two⁶ 199220

Popular Contexts


20:00, Friday 26 January 2018
Centrala (external link)
Unit 4 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street B5 5RT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop performs at the experimental music series in Birmingham.

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025

Voices and Piano

Wiener Tage der zeitgenössischen Klaviermusik

19:00, Monday 29 January 2018
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst
Alte Konzertsaal
Rennweg 8, 1030 Vienna
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop presents the opening concert for the Wiener Tage der zeitgenössischen Klaviermusik.

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8 2012-1318
Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-

Kammer Klang

Distractfold Ensemble

20:30, Tuesday 6 February 2018
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Barblina Meierhans May I ask you something? 201710
Steven Kazuo Takasugi The Man who couldn’t stop laughing 2012-1420
Hanna Hartman Circling Blue 201012

Untitled School

We Spoke @ Le Bourg

20:30, Wednesday 14 February 2018
Le Bourg (external link)
Rue de Bourg 51
1003 Lausanne

We Spoke presents Torvund’s work for two keyboards, two percussionists electronics and video. Also a new choreography A-Rit-Meo by Paola Di Bella and Florian Vuille with live drums soundtrack by Serge Vuille.

Øyvind Torvund Untitled School/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes 201425

Receiving the Approaching Memory

Principal Sound

16:00, Saturday 17 February 2018
St John’s Smith Square (external link)
United Kingdom

The music of Schubert occupied a very special place in the musical imagination of Morton Feldman (external link). Here Mark Knoop pairs Feldman’s last work for solo piano with a late Schubert impromptu. He is then joined by Aisha Orazbayeva to perform music by Bryn Harrison (external link), whose subtly shifting textures extend Feldman’s language into the 21st century.

Franz Schubert Impromptu in C minor opus 90/1 D899 18279
Morton Feldman Palais de Mari 198624
Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240

Apartment House perform Julius Eastman

19:30, Monday 19 February 2018
19:30, Tuesday 20 February 2018
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Apartment House (external link) present two evenings of works by the late American composer, Julius Eastman, who has undergone a long overdue and much deserved popular and critical reapparaisal nearly three decades after his premature death in 1990.

Julius Eastman Buddha 198315
Julius Eastman Stay On It 197325
Julius Eastman Femenine 197470

Zero Wave #19

19:30, Wednesday 21 February 2018
The Harrison
28 Harrison Street
WC1H 8JF London
United Kingdom

Zero Wave returns to the Harrison with another night of experimental and exploratory music. Line-up also features Deemer, Tom Richards, Raeppen and Far Rainbow.

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts 2 201025

Kammer Klang

Plus Minus Ensemble

20:30, Tuesday 6 March 2018
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Catherine Lamb Prisma Interius VIII 2018*15
Newton Armstrong thread — surface 2018*12

Opening — Julius Eastman


20:00, Friday 16 March 2018
Haus der Berliner Festspiele (external link)
Schaperstraße 24
Wilmersdorf Berlin

Apartment House (external link), Sofia Jernberg and Seth Josel present German premieres of important Eastman works from the 1970s and 1980s.

Julius Eastman Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc 1981
Julius Eastman Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc 1981
Julius Eastman Gay Guerrilla 1979/2017
Julius Eastman Buddha 198315
Julius Eastman Femenine 197470

Community of Objects

Plus Minus Ensemble

19:00, Tuesday 27 March 2018
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

A concert featuring the work of six emerging UK-based composers. The programme serves as a platform for the genuinely broad spectrum of compositional approaches present in today’s new music scene, from the conceptual, performative and intermedial, to work driven by sonic exploration and the re-imagining of traditional musical materials.

Ben Jameson Silent Doom Disco 201710
Monika Dalach Shout #1 201712
Caitlin Rowley Community of Objects 201710
Alice Jeffreys For Plus Minus 2018*14
Oliver Thurley abate ablaze abrade 2018*5
Lawrence Dunn Set of four 2017*18



20:30, Saturday 2 June 2018
s’Aljub, Es Baluard (external link)
Palma de Mallorca

Oded Ben-Tal Beginning Middle End 2015*8
Mateu Malondra Flaquer Pulse Interpolation 1 20148
Michael Finnissy Wild Flowers 197410
John McGuire 48 Variations for Two Pianos 1976-8060

BBC Open Ear

19:00, Saturday 30 June 2018
LSO St Luke’s (external link)
161 Old Street
EC1V 9NG London
United Kingdom

Apartment House (external link) perform new experimental works in a programme also featuring The Hermes Experiment, Joseph Havlat and Séverine Ballon (external link).

Adrian Demoč Modré kvety 201810
Oliver Leith Grinding bust turning 201710

Superior Seven

music we’d like to hear

19:30, Friday 6 July 2018
St Mary at Hill (external link)
Lovat Lane
EC3R 8EE London
United Kingdom

Catherine Lamb nodes, various 201012
Hermann Meier Klavierstück 1968 19688
Hermann Meier Flecken 198014
Robert Ashley Superior Seven 198840

Six Lethargies

Britten Sinfonia

20:00, Friday 20 July 2018
Barbican Hall (external link)
Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS London
United Kingdom

Keaton Henson Six Lethargies 2018*75

The History of Photography in Sound


10:30, Sunday 9 September 2018
Ulumbarra Theatre (external link)
10 Gaol Road
3550 Bendigo Victoria

Michael Finnissy The History of Photography in Sound [more info...] 1997-2000330

The Last Letter

Britten Sinfonia

19:30, Friday 9 November 2018
Milton Court (external link)
Barbican Centre
EC2Y 9BH London
United Kingdom

Nico Muhly The Last Letter 2018
Ivor Gurney The Western Playland 1920
Rudi Stephan Music for Seven Stringed Instruments 1907-11



16:00, Sunday 18 November 2018
Huddersfield Town Hall
Corporation St
HD1 2TA Huddersfield
United Kingdom

The world premiere of Christian Marclay (external link)’s Investigations, a new score made of 100 photographs, and featuring 20 pianists who transcribe and interpret the image, using speculation to create a sequence of chance musical responses.

Christian Marclay Investigations 2018*40

New Intimacy IV


20:00, Thursday 13 December 2018
Ambika P3 (external link)
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS London
United Kingdom

Lawrence Dunn Set of four 201718


Plus Minus

19:00, Tuesday 18 December 2018
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Following recent forays into performative and intermedial work, Plus Minus returns to its roots with a programme of instrumental music with electronics. Four of the most refined and distinctive voices in contemporary music will be featured: Cassandra Miller (external link), Davíð Brynjar Franzson, and City composers Newton Armstrong (external link) and Georgia Rodgers. Each of these composers is concerned, albeit in different ways, with the fundaments of the compositional act and the manner in which sonic materials can be contextualised, processed, layered and transcribed.

Newton Armstrong The way to go out 201612
Georgia Rodgers St. Andrew’s Lyddington 20178
David Franzson ideation #2.1 2018*16
Newton Armstrong thread — surface 201812
Cassandra Miller Traveller Song 2017-1821
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