Laurence Crane 50th Birthday Portrait Concert

8:00pm 21 February 2011
Kings Place
90 York Way

Plus Minus celebrates the 50th birthday of Laurence Crane with a concert of recent works featuring guest performer, soprano Juliet Fraser. This event will be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Laurence CraneCome back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani, John Vigani part 3
Laurence CranePiano Piece no.23
Laurence CraneWeirdi
Laurence CraneOctet

Huddersfield University

7:30 Thursday 10 March 2011
Huddersfield University Concert Series
St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

Plus Minus presents Dikhthas and Evryali by Xenakis, works by Simon Steen-Andersen, Peter Ablinger and two pieces written especially for the group by Huddersfield postgraduate composers. On Wednesday the 9th of March the group will hold a workshop with Huddersfield student composers.

Iannis XenakisDikhthas
Matthew Sergeantveils [wp]
Philip GlassMusic in Contrary Motion
Iannis XenakisEvryali
Colin Tuckerthe indifferent horizon apathetically rests on the ground, devouring everything that looks like something [wp]
Peter AblingerAmtssee bei Regen

Durham University

Thursday 5 May 2011
Durham University

A one-day workshop with Durham University student composers and Plus Minus musicians. Works for clarinet, piano and violin.

Bath Spa University

7:30 Monday 30 May 2011
Bath Spa University

A concert for two pianos and live electronics. Featuring works by Bath Spa University student composers and Study in tiled light by Newton Armstrong.

Repeat Music

8pm October 10 2011
Kings Place, London

Repetition invites us to focus on details that usually fly by. It draws our attention to the ‘grain of the sound’, so we observe minute deviation and extremely slow change, or fall into a trance-like state. This programme explores different approaches to repetition in music. Although none of the music is literally repetitive, these diverse works share common interests, in creating music out of an extreme economy of means and opening up different kinds of listening environments.

Aldo ClementiMadrigale
Morton Feldman Bass clarinet and percussion
Simon Steen AndersenStudy for string instrument #1
Philip GlassMusic in contrary motion
Alvin LucierI am sitting in a room

This concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3

City University

7pm Tuesday 29 November 2011
Performance Space at City University London
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

Iannis XenakisDikhthas
Aldo ClementiMadrigale
Johannes KreidlerKlavierstück 5
Alex Hills5 Resonance Studies
Simon Steen AndersenStudy for string instrument #1

City University Workshop

7 and 8 December 2011
City University

Plus Minus workshops student compositions from City University students.