Performances of Lecture about Bad Music

Plus Minus

Ultima

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

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

Lecture about Bad Music

music@1pm

13:00, Monday 2 November 2015
Turner Sims (external link)
Salisbury Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Plus Minus perform a lunchtime concert at Southampton University before a workshop with student composers.

Ben Jameson Construction in Metal 2015*11
Matthew Shlomowitz Lecture about Bad Music 201540

Plus-Minus @ Maerz

MaerzMusik

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

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

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
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first performance
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first performance in Germany