Performances between 2019 and 2020

A Cold Trip

Miry Lied

20:00, Tuesday 15 January 2019
Miry Concertzaal (external link)
Biezekapelstraat 9
9000 Gent

Juliet Fraser (external link) and Mark Knoop like to colour outside the lines. Their programme however takes lines very seriously. Just outside the boundaries of harmony Lisa Illean (external link) interweaves three texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins into an intimate composition for voice and tape. Conlon Nancarrow, on the other hand, was fascinated by canons, the interplay of lines par excellence. He was so fascinated that at the time he needed automated pianolas to get his personal brand of hypercomplex polyphony played at all. Lastly, Bernard Lang cycle The Cold Trip traces the silhouette of Schubert’s Winterreise, based on a theme from Purcell’s King Arthur.

Lisa Illean A through-grown earth 201815
Conlon Nancarrow Three Canons for Ursula 198813
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530

The music of Crane and Oliveros

Camden Arts Centre

19:30, Saturday 9 February 2019
Camden Arts Centre (external link)
Arkwright Road
NW3 6DG London
United Kingdom

As part of an exhibition of the films of Beatrice Gibson, Manuel Zurria, flutes, and Mark Knoop, piano present music by Laurence Crane and Pauline Oliveros (external link); some sharing similar aesthetic and structural characteristics with Gibson’s output and also with the work of Gertrude Stein, on whose screenplay Gibson bases ‘Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs’. Exploring aspects of portraiture, repetition and duplication — exact and inexact — the music seems in many ways closely aligned to the notion of ‘the copy’ that fascinates Gibson.

Pauline Oliveros Trio for Flute, Piano and Page Turner 196110
Pauline Oliveros Portrait of Manuel Zurria 199310
Laurence Crane Piano Piece No.23 “Ethiopian Distance Runners” 200922
Laurence Crane Gli anni prog 201415

Six Lethargies

Crash Ensemble

20:00, Wednesday 17 April 2019
National Concert Hall (external link)
Earlsfort Terrace
D02 N527 Dublin

The Irish premiere of Keaton Henson’s new piece performed by string orchestra, exploring themes of mental illness, trauma and empathy. Mark Knoop conducts the Crash Ensemble (external link).

Keaton Henson Six Lethargies 201875

Again and Again

13:00, Thursday 25 April 2019
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Mark Knoop presents a programme of works exploring themes of repetition as part of the international conference “Again & Again”.

Tim Parkinson 2016 No.1 20169
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K519 4
Bryn Harrison Quietly Rising 20083
Graciela Paraskevaídis Sotto Voce 20158
Claude Debussy Prélude VI Book 1 (… Des pas sur la niege) 19105
Graciela Paraskevaídis Viva Voce 20153
Ana Sokolović Prélude et fugue pour GG 20075
Laurence Crane Andrew Renton becomes an International Art Critic 19897
Conlon Nancarrow Canon B from Three Canons for Ursula 19885
Tim Parkinson 2016 No.6 2016*5
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K159 3


Apartment House

19:30, Friday 26 April 2019
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Julius Eastman Femenine 197470


Apartment House

Intonal Festival

20:00, Sunday 28 April 2019
Intonal Festival (external link)

Julius Eastman Femenine 197470



21:30, Thursday 23 May 2019
Music Research Center (external link)
San Leonardo Theater
Via San Vitale 63 Bologna

Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory 2011-1240

Lecture about Bad Music

Plus Minus Ensemble

UK Society for Music Analysis

19:30, Monday 29 July 2019
Turner Sims (external link)
Salisbury Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K519 4
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K380 5
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K159 3
Heinrich Biber Passacaglia 10
Matthew Shlomowitz Lecture about Bad Music 201540

Duncan House

Plus Minus Ensemble

Tête à Tête Opera

Friday 9 August 2019
Saturday 10 August 2019
Duncan House
United Kingdom

Rasmus Zwicki Duncan House 2019*60


Plus Minus Ensemble

Warsaw Autumn

22:30, Friday 20 September 2019
Filharmonia Narodowa
Jasna 5
00-950 Warsaw

Monika Dalach Shout #1-3 2017-19*16
Sławomir Wojciechowski Handmade 2019*15
Trond Reinholdtsen 13 Music Theatre Pieces 200815
Cassandra Miller Traveller Song 2017-1821



Bludenzer Tage

Thursday 3 October 2019

Sam Salem Midlands 2019*60


SWR Symphonieorchester

Donaueschinger Musiktage

20:00, Friday 18 October 2019
Humboltstraße 3
78166 Donaueschingen

Matthew Shlomowitz Glücklich, Glücklich, Freude, Freude 2019*20

Laurence on sport

Lunchtime concerts

13:00, Friday 15 November 2019
Bishopsgate Institute (external link)
230 Bishopsgate
EC2M 4QH London
United Kingdom

A concert of the music of Laurence Crane suggested by the theme of sports from the Bishopsgate Institute archives.

Laurence Crane Slow Folk Tune: Sheringham 20145
Laurence Crane Len Valley Us 201410
Laurence Crane Piano Piece No.23 “Ethiopian Distance Runners” 200922

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


Gruppo Aperto Musica Oggi

20:00, Thursday 5 December 2019
Museo Novecento (external link)
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 10
50123 Firenze

Mark Knoop joins flutist Manuel Zurria in a celebration of the music of Giancarlo Cardini.

Giancarlo Cardini Collage Luna 2 2019*6
Percy Aldridge Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry 19114
Giya Kancheli 4 Miniatures 20146
Giancarlo Cardini 5 Bagatelles 20058
Giacinto Scelsi Chemin du Rêve 19344
Burt Bacharach, arr Cardini Anyone who had a heart 2019*4
Dorival Caymmi, arr Cardini Sabado em Copacabana 2019*4
Simon Holt Epithalamion 2 2018*13
Giancarlo Cardini Canti Segreti 198913
Howard Skempton Bagatelle 2 2019*2
Samuel Barber Canzone opus 38b 19424
Giancarlo Cardini Collage Mare 2 2019*6
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