Performances of 8 Songs

Diabolus Apocalypsis

20:00, Tuesday 19 December 2023
IKLECTIK (external link)
Old Paradise Yard
SE1 7LG London
United Kingdom

Join us for a night of eclectic performances including reconsidered reassembled Romantic Lieder traditions, and pianos bowed with fishing wire and multitracked into thundering magnificence with accompanying film of glimpses of worldwide repetitive manual labour. With Tim Parkinson, Francesca Fargion, and Kerry Yong.

Chris Newman My Inability 199011
Dave Smith Diabolus Apocalypsis 197625
Francesca Fargion 8 Songs 202320
Phill Niblock Pan Fried 200220

Games and Songs

Plus-Minus Ensemble

22:30, Saturday 24 February 2024
Centro Cultural de Belém (external link)
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon

Plus Minus Ensemble presents a diverse programme, inviting the listener into contact with the material nature of sound. Bernhard Lang (external link)’s Game 542 creates a dynamic and reactive environment for the performers who negotiate an overlapping stack of interacting loops. Liza Lim (external link)’s duo is titled after the Viking Rune symbolizing fertility and imagines a ritualistic creation of sound itself.

Davíð Brynjar Franzson’s time-stretching work slows down the body and mind to draw one into the grain of sound. The instruments meld with each other, fusing into a single pulsating entity, and creating a hypnotic experience. The witty and playful 8 Songs by composer/performer Francesca Fargion are joyfully observant of everyday scenarios. The concert ends with Laurence Crane’s tribute to Danish road cyclist Bjarne Riis, as slow changing organ chords trigger gentle responses from clarinet and cello.

Bernhard Lang GAME 5-4-2 20208
Liza Lim INGUZ (fertility) 1996
David Franzson ideation #2.1 201816
Francesca Fargion 8 Songs 202320
Laurence Crane Riis 19968
first performance of this version