Performances and events in 2015

LCMF: A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

7:00pm Wednesday 16 December 2015
Ambika P3 Gallery
35-100 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5 London

+- gives the UK premiere of Øyvind Torvund’s Untitled School/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes on another LCMF program also featuring pieces by Andrew Hamilton, Dieter Schnebel, Helmut Lachenmann, Christian Kesten, Hanna Hartman and E.E.K. ft. Islam Chipsy.

LCMF: Five ways to kill time

7:00pm Sunday 13 December 2015
Ambika P3 Gallery
35-100 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5 London

+- performs Bryn Harrison’s large-scale ensemble piece, Repetitions in Extended Time in a program also featuring work by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, Tim Etchells & Aisha Orazbayeva, Ellen Fullman and Stephen O’Malley.

LCMF: Five ways to kill time
Hugo Romano Guimarães

Kammer Klang 2015

8:00pm Tuesday 3 November 2015
Kammer Klang
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street, London

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music

Southampton University

1:00pm Monday 2 November 2015
Turner Sims Concert Hall
Southampton University

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music
Ben Jameson • Construction in Metal

Cut and Splice 2015

8:00pm Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2015
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street, London

Plus-Minus will be performing in this year’s Cut and Splice Festival at Cafe Oto, co-produced by Sound and Music, and BBC Radio 3. Cut & Splice 2015 links the work of the pioneers of the sonic avant-garde to the trail-blazers of today and explores the relationships between music machines and the environment. Moving from the centre to the edges of music-making practices, from the last century to our own, the programme seeks to explore these dual radii of influence, that somehow overlap, create interference patterns and forming a fuzzy and yet compelling continuum on which the programmed works lie.

Friday 25 September (Fields/Machines)

Henry Cowell • Aeolian Harp
Cathy van Eck • Groene Ruis
Luc Ferrari • Presque Rien No.1
Clara Iannotta • The people here go mad. They blame the wind.
Simon Løffler • b
Michael Pisaro • Fields have ears 1
Dawn Scarfe • listening glasses installation
Dawn Scarfe • Air Traffic
Agostino Di Scipio • Audible Ecosystems, n.3a (background noise study)

Saturday 26 September (Space/Translation/Device)

Peter Ablinger • Weiss/Weisslich 11b
Peter Ablinger • Renate Fuczik
Bryan Eubanks • Double Portrait
Bryan Eubanks • Listening through glass walls
Mauro Lanza/Andrea Valle • Regnum Vegetabile
Alvin Lucier • Sferics
James Saunders • Like you and like you
Hildegard Westerkamp • Kits Beach Soundwalk

Cut and Splice 2015
James Crosby

Ultima Festival 2015

5:00pm Friday 11 September 2015
Den Norske Opera & Ballet
Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1

Ensemble Plus-Minus presents a concert of two genre-stretching pieces especially written for the group. Matthew Shlomowitz’s Lecture About Bad Music (2015), drawing on scholarship from a range of fields and employing musical demonstrations and recreations of psychological experiments, asks us to consider if a piece of music can be inherently bad, or whether such judgements are purely subjective. Alexander Schubert’s Sensate Focus (2014) on the other hand, is concerned with the interplay between sound and image, and adds light as a fifth performer to a quartet of musicians. Using strobing effects, Schubert explores issues of sampling and sensorial experience in both the audio and visual domains, and our ability to form continuities from discrete objects.

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music [wp]
Alexander Schubert • Sensate Focus

Ultima Festival 2015
Camille Blake


7:00pm Friday 26 June 2015
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT

A concert of pieces by composition students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

City Summer Sounds

From across the Atlantic

7:00pm Tuesday 9 June 2015
City University Performance Space
St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

Plus Minus presents an event exploring a range of experimental practices – from the theatrical to the microtonal - from four distinctive North American composers: Natacha Diels, Steven Takasugi, Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney.

Steven Kazuo Takasugi • Strange Autumn
Steven Kazuo Takasugi • Die Klavierübung: movement 1
Natacha Diels • 2.5 Nightmares, for Jessie
Pauline Oliveros • All Fours
James Tenney • Critical Band

City Summer Sounds

Bath Spa University

7:30am Wednesday 27 May 2015
Bath Spa University

A concert of works by Bath Spa University students.