Plus-Minus Ensemble is a UK based ensemble committed to commissioning new work and placing it alongside recent and landmark modern repertoire. Formed in 2003, Plus-Minus is distinguished by its interest in performative, electroacoustic and conceptual pieces, and experimental open works such as Stockhausen’s 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name. Plus-Minus is directed by Matthew Shlomowitz, Vicky Wright and Mark Knoop.
Plus-Minus has performed at Borealis Festival (Bergen), Sampler Sèries (Barcelona), Fundación BBVA Bilbao, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klang festival (Copenhagen), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Spor Festival (Aarhus), Transit Festival (Leuven), Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Warsaw Autumn. In London, Plus-Minus has performed at Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto, BBC Radio 3 Open Ear, Cut and Splice, City University Concerts, ICA and London Contemporary Music Festival.
Since 2019, Plus-Minus has been Ensemble in Residence at the Reid School of Music (University of Edinburgh), leading projects with students and giving three concerts each year. Over the past decade Plus-Minus has also enjoyed delivering annual projects at both Bath Spa University and Guildhall School of Music. Plus-Minus has also given workshops and concerts at Stanford University, Durham University, Huddersfield University, University of Southampton and City, University of London.