Performances and events in 2011

City University Workshop

Wednesday 7 December 2011
City University

Plus Minus workshops student compositions from City University students.

City University

7:00pm Tuesday 29 November 2011
Performance Space at City University London
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

Iannis Xenakis • Dikhthas
Aldo Clementi • Madrigale
Johannes Kreidler • Klavierstück 5
Alex Hills • 5 Resonance Studies
Simon Steen Andersen • Study for string instrument #1

Repeat Music

8:00pm Monday 10 October 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 Clementi • Madrigale
Morton Feldman • Bass clarinet and percussion
Simon Steen Andersen • Study for string instrument #1
Philip Glass • Music in contrary motion
Alvin Lucier • I am sitting in a room

This concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Bath Spa University

7:30am Monday 30 May 2011
Bath Spa University

A concert for two pianos and live electronics including works by Bath Spa University student composers.

Newton Armstrong • Study in tiled light
Michael Finnissy • Wild Flowers

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.

Huddersfield University

7:30am 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 Xenakis • Dikhthas
Matthew Sergeant • veils [wp]
Philip Glass • Music in Contrary Motion
Iannis Xenakis • Evryali
Colin Tucker • the indifferent horizon apathetically rests on the ground, devouring everything that looks like something [wp]
Peter Ablinger • Amtssee bei Regen

Laurence Crane 50th Birthday Portrait Concert

8:00pm Monday 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 Crane • Come back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani, John Vigani part 3
Laurence Crane • Piano Piece no.23
Laurence Crane • Weirdi
Laurence Crane • Octet