Performances between 2017 and 2018

Miller premieres

Plus-Minus Ensemble

Kammer Klang

20:30, Tuesday 7 February 2017
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Two new works by Cassandra Miller (external link): for Plus-Minus Ensemble, and for soprano Juliet Fraser. Also Fresh Klang: Lisa Illean, and a solo set by Christine Sun Kim.

Cassandra Miller Traveller Song 2017*20

Rad

We Spoke @ Le Bourg

20:30, Wednesday 15 February 2017
Le Bourg (external link)
Rue de Bourg 51
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland

Enno Poppe Rad 200320
Jeppe Virenfeldt Ernst Offertorium (study of a human head) 20158
Phillippe Daerendinger Baby Baby Drum ‘n’ Bass 2017*15
Camille Alena Molly 2017*15

Open Ear

Plus Minus Ensemble

BBC Radio 3

19:30, Thursday 2 March 2017
St John at Hackney (external link)
Lower Clapton Rd
E5 0PD London
United Kingdom

Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1–5 201120
Carola Bauckholt Hirn und Ei 2010/1110
Carola Bauckholt Geräuschtöne 200312

Two2

University of Durham

19:00, Thursday 9 March 2017
Durham University (external link)
Durham
United Kingdom

One of John Cage (external link)’s late extended works, Two2 was inspired by a statement by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina: “There is an inner clock.” and is of open duration. Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop, pianos.

John Cage Two² 1989120

Cut & Splice 2017

Distractfold

19:00, Friday 10 March 2017
Hallé St Peters (external link)
40 Blossom St
M4 6BF Manchester
United Kingdom

Distractfold curates this year’s Cut & Splice with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator – a witty, distracted, vague, at times misleading ally.

Also works by Denis Smalley, Katie Young, Fabrice Fitch, Helena Gough and Mauricio Pauly.

Steven Kazuo Takasugi The Man who couldn’t stop laughing 2012-1420

Two2

University of Huddersfield

19:00, Thursday 16 March 2017
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

One of John Cage (external link)’s late extended works, Two2 was inspired by a statement by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina: “There is an inner clock.” and is of open duration. Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop, pianos.

John Cage Two² 1989120

We’ll meet again

City University

19:00, Tuesday 11 April 2017
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop give the London premiere of Michael Finnissy (external link)’s Andersen-Liederkreis (2016), which engages with the weighty tradition of the song cycle. Hans Christian Andersen is universally famous for his fairy stories, but this cycle also sets his lyric poetry and ‘papiers collés’, revealing further the fantastical, droll and profound world of his imagination. The programme opens with the world premiere of we’ll meet again, a piano solo by composer Tim Parkinson, whose extraordinary opera, Time With People, was previously staged at City in 2015.

Tim Parkinson we’ll meet again 2016*15
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645

Black Horizon

Plus-Minus Ensemble

20:00, Thursday 18 May 2017
Cafe OTO (external link)
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts, volume 6 201323
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530
Marko Ciciliani Black Horizon 200921

Mono

Klang Festival

20:00, Monday 29 May 2017
KoncertKirken
Blågårds Plads 6A
2200 Copenhagen
Denmark

Simon Steen-Andersen Mono 20146
Morten Ladehoff Introduktion und Motoren 2017*8
Joanna Bailie Artificial Environments Nos.1–5 201120
Laurence Crane Octet 200815
Cassandra Miller Traveller Song 201720

Vibrational Cycles 1

Tate Britain Performance

15:30, Friday 23 June 2017
Tate Britain (external link)
Millbank
SW1P 4RG London
United Kingdom

Within the space of Cerith Wyn Evans’ Duveen gallery light sculpture Forms in Space... and Time, Mark Knoop has devised a programme of musical events. The choices are the result of a collaboration with the artist, who will be on hand to discuss his relationship to music and its compositional structures.

The free afternoon performance features Refrain by Karlheinz Stockhausen (external link), in which sparkling percussive sounds are blended in a ritualised performance. Enno Poppe (external link)’s Rad creates swirling textures at dizzying velocity using two microtonally tuned electric keyboards. With Gwen Rouger keyboards and Serge Vuille percussion.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Refrain 195912
Enno Poppe Rad 200320

Vibrational Cycles 2

Tate Britain Performance

19:30, Friday 23 June 2017
Tate Britain (external link)
Millbank
SW1P 4RG London
United Kingdom

Within the space of Cerith Wyn Evans’ Duveen gallery light sculpture Forms in Space... and Time, Mark Knoop has devised a programme of musical events. The choices are the result of a collaboration with the artist, who will be on hand to discuss his relationship to music and its compositional structures.

n the evening an informal ticketed event treats both music and sculpture as an installation that invites the public to browse and walk around. John Cage (external link)’s Two² for two grand pianos fills the gallery with unexpected resonances, inhabiting the unique acoustic of the long Duveen gallery. Its internal structure is based on the rhythm of Japanese Renga verse. With Philip Thomas piano.

John Cage Two² 1989120

Statements, Voices & Loops

Musiikin Aika - Time of Music

21:00, Wednesday 5 July 2017
Viitasaari Church
Kirkkotie 9
44500 Viitasaari
Finland

Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop perform at the Time of Music Festival, Finland.

Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645
Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530

Waves

Music we’d like to hear

19:30, Friday 14 July 2017
St Mary at Hill (external link)
Lovat Lane
EC3R 8EE London
United Kingdom

With Roderick Chadwick.

John McGuire 48 Variations for Two Pianos 1976-8060

Palais

17:30, Saturday 26 August 2017
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel (external link)
3 Pilgrim’s Pl
NW3 1NG London
United Kingdom

A performance of the final pieces written for solo piano by Franz Schubert and Morton Feldman, alongside Schubert’s sonate for violin and piano with Aisha Orazbayeva.

Morton Feldman Palais de Mari 198624
Franz Schubert Sonata D major D384 181615
Franz Schubert Piano Sonata B flat major D960 182840

Femenine

Ultima Festival

21:00, Thursday 14 September 2017
Kulturkirken Jakob
Hausmanns gate 14
0182 Oslo
Norway

Apartment House (external link) presents Eastman’s spellbinding work.

Julius Eastman Femenine 197460

Traces

Klangspuren Festival

20:00, Thursday 21 September 2017
Silbersaal im SZentrum
Andreas-Hofer-Str 10
Schwaz
Austria

Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop perform at the Klangspuren festival.

Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-
Cassandra Miller Tracery 201720
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530

Nordic Forests

Distractfold

Nordic Music Days

19:00, Friday 29 September 2017
21:15, Friday 29 September 2017
Royal Festival Hall (external link)
Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX London
United Kingdom

Distractfold ensemble present Nordic music for instruments and objects, solenoids and transducers. Also works by Hanna Hartman, Tytti Arola, Øyvind Torvund and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir.

Christian Winther Christensen Nachtmusik 2010-118
Johan Svensson ampèrian loops 201516

Femenine

Edition Festival

21:00, Thursday 5 October 2017
Fylkingen (external link)
Torkel Knutssonsgaten 2
10462 Stockholm
Sweden

Julius Eastman Femenine 197460

Femenine

Apartment House

20:00, Saturday 7 October 2017
Mayhem (external link)
Ragnhildgade 1
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Julius Eastman Femenine 197460

with whistles

University of Southampton

13:00, Monday 27 November 2017
Turner Sims (external link)
Salisbury Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Klarenz Barlow 1981 19819
Walter Zimmermann Ephemer 1977-8118
Benjamin Oliver Piano Trio (with whistles) 201515

The Cold Trip

Winter Journeys

19:30, Wednesday 13 December 2017
Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal (external link)
Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg
Germany

Past and present meet in Bernhard Lang (external link)’s The Cold Trip. Using Franz Schubert’s great Romantic cycle of songs Winterreise as a basis, Lang, one of the most important Austrian composers of our time, creates a large-scale composition in two parts, in which he overwrites sections and structures of the Schubert lieder using looping, cutting and sampling techniques.

With Juliet Fraser, and part one performed by Sarah Maria Sun and the Aleph Gitarrenquartett.

Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530
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