22nd October 2017

3 p.m.

Time With People @ Iowa

Time With People @ Iowa

Performed by a.pe.ri.od.ic

Time With People (2013) is not an opera in the traditional sense. There are no characters, costumes, or even orchestral instruments. Instead, the stage is set with trash and other assorted objects. The soloists and chorus speak, dance, chant, and drum. And the only “classical” music comes from a recording.
Alternately funny, playful, perplexing, and sad, the work challenges audiences to reconsider their preconceived notions of the nature of music. Writing about the world-premiere performance, Lawrence Dunn remarked, “This is a world in which music is a kind of memory—something that must be reconstructed from the ground up, and afterwards returned to the same ground.”
The piece hearkens back to the traditional sense of an opera as a collection of works, yet upends tradition by largely removing music and the orchestra, leaving behind only fragments, both musical and literal: recorded excerpts of Handel and Rossini begin and end the work, while a trash-strewn set serves as an orchestra of found objects as the performers wade through it.
The performance group a.pe.ri.od.ic, led by Nomi Epstein, is a collective of composers, instrumentalists and vocalists with experience in myriad experimental music practices. The group has a history of interpreting distinctive pieces using a collaborative rehearsal process, deriving meaning and intention from oblique prose scores with great sensitivity.

Presented by the UI School of Music

https://arts.uiowa.edu/events/aperiodic-time-people-trash-opera/2017-10-22

Voxman Music Building

93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Stark Opera Studio

 

30th September 2017

1 p.m.

drum piece @ Sun Tunnels

drum piece @ Sun Tunnels

Red Desert (Katie Porter, clarinet and Devin Maxwell, percussion)

at the Sun Tunnels, Lucin, Utah

September 30, 2017 1pm-4pm

PROGRAM:
Michael Pisaro Within (6) for solo clarinet (1998) pages 1-3, Valencia, CA, 30’
Michael Pisaro A Little Dance for percussion (2000), Valencia, CA, 5’
Craig Shephard Sheepshead Bay May 20, 2012 for clarinet and percussion (2012), Brooklyn, NY, 10’
Tim Parkinson Drum Piece for solo percussion (2011), London, UK, 10’
Giacinto Scelsi Preghiera per un’ombra for solo clarinet (1954), Italy, 12’
John Cage One 4 for solo percussion (1990), USA, 6’
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 7 (excerpt) for solo bass clarinet (2017) Park City, Utah, 7’
André Cormier Sommeil for clarinet and percussion (2002) for Katie Porter & Devin Maxwell, Moncton,
Canada, 12’
James Tenney Having Never Written A Note for Percussion (1971) USA, 10’
Milton Babbitt My Ends Are My Beginnings for clarinet (bass clarinet) solo (1978) USA 16’
Giancarlo Schiaffini 10 AM for free instrumentation (1979) Italy, 5’
Pauline Oliveros All Fours for Drumset (1998) USA, 4’
Christian Wolff Microexercises for one or more players, free instrumentation (2006) Dartmouth, NH, 6’
Manfred Werder, ein(e) ausfuhrende(r), 2 pages of 4000 page score for 2 players (2017) Zurich,
Switzerland, 8’
Michael Pisaro Turning for Bass Clarinet and Percussion (2001), for Katie Porter & Devin Maxwell,
Valencia, CA, 20’
Anastassis Philippakopoulos Song 9 for Bass Clarinet solo (2013) Athens, Greece, 6’

http://umfa.utah.edu/suntunnels_selfguide

 

 

22nd September 2017

7 p.m.

Time With People @ Beloit

Time With People @ Beloit

Performed by a.pe.ri.od.ic

Wilson Theatre, Beloit College, 700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Using absurdity, humor, and non-narrativity to redefine notions of music and memory, Time With People is an hour-long music and theatre work by British composer Tim Parkinson (b. 1973).

As Parkinson writes, “TIME WITH PEOPLE, an opera in seven scenes, for ten people and assorted objects, redefines fundamentals of opera from its 16th century origins . . . reconceived from elements of 21st century post-historical culture.” The piece hearkens back to the traditional sense of an opera as a collection of works, yet upends tradition by largely removing music and the orchestra, leaving behind only fragments, both musical and literal: recorded excerpts of Handel and Rossini begin and end the work, while a trash-strewn set serves as an orchestra of found objects as the performers wade through it.

 

https://www.beloit.edu/campus/events/?event_id=503866&date=2017-09-22

 

 

14th July 2017

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear - WAVES

Music We

Walter Zimmermann – Die Sorge geht über den Fluss (1989-91/2001) *
John McGuire – 48 Variations for Two Pianos (1976-80) *

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin)
Mark Knoop (piano)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)

£10 advance, £12 on the door
St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE

http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2017.html

 

7th July 2017

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear - (UN)PREDICTABLE

Music We

Tom Johnson – Predictables (1984) *
Paul Newland – things that happen again (again) (2016) ***
Makiko Nishikaze – trio-stella (2008/12) *
Alvin Lucier – Twonings (2006) *

Apartment House:
Mira Benjamin (violin)
Anton Lukoszevieze (cello)
Philip Thomas (piano)

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
£10 advance, £12 on the door

http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2017.html

 

30th June 2017

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear - MANY & ONE

Music We

Nomi Epstein – for Cage99 (2011) *
Kara Feely – I DIDN'T PREPARE FOR THIS BUT PROBABLY THAT IS BEST (2015) *
Hauke Harder – 88BB (8 strings - 8 primes - bowl-back) (2011) *
Sarah Hughes – Fires and Conifers (2012)
Martin Iddon – Aigeiros (2016) *
Jo Kondo – Calamintha (2000)
Christian Wolff – Banjo Player (2015) **

Seth Josel (guitar, mandolin and banjo)
Ensemble We’d Like to Hear

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
£10 advance, £12 on the door

http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2017.html

 

17th June 2017

7 p.m.

840 at the Waterloo Festival

840 at the Waterloo Festival

In an exciting development for 840, we are collaborating with the Waterloo festival, presenting a programme of new music for piano performed by Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga.

The concert will feature music by six UK-based composers – Laurence Crane, Andrew Hamilton, Bryn Harrison, Alex Nikiporenko, Tim Parkinson and Nicholas Peters, alongside works by Kate Moore (Australia), Sergei Zagny (Russia) and Zubin Kanga.

Four pieces will receive their premières and two will be performed in the UK for the first time. We are proud to première “No.1 2016” by Tim Parkinson, a leading experimental composer whose music has been performed by the ensembles such as Apartment House and London Sinfonietta. “hunt in the forest of ros” by Andrew Hamilton, an Irish composer whose music has been performed at many international festivals including Gaudeamus and HCMF, will be premièred in the UK.

Zubin Kanga is a renowned pianist who has collaborated with composers such as George Benjamin, Michael Finnssy and Steve Reich and has commissioned more than 80 new works. He has performed at the BBC Proms, London Contemporary Music Festival, Melbourne Festival (Australia), Borealis Festival (Norway) and many others.

The concert is kindly supported by the Arts Council England, Hinrichsen Foundation and the RVW Trust. It will take place at 7.00pm on Saturday 17th June at St John's Church, Waterloo, SE1 8TY.
Tickets can be purchased online for £12 (concessions £8).

http://eightforty.co.uk/events/170617/

12th June 2017

8 p.m.

Wet Ink Festival of Adventurous Music for Large Ensemble

Wet Ink Festival of Adventurous Music for Large Ensemble

Monday, June 12th & Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
NYC
$10 general, free for students


The Wet Ink Large Ensemble returns with a 2-night festival of ambitious, large-scale music in June, featuring works by the Wet Ink composers, Mikolaj Laskowski, Catherine Lamb, Tim Parkinson, and Peter Ablinger.

JUNE 12 PROGRAM

Sam Pluta: Portraits / Self Portraits
for violin soloist and ensemble
Josh Modney, violin

Tim Parkinson: ensemble 13
for large ensemble

Peter Ablinger: Black Series
for ensemble

Catherine Lamb: Parallaxis Forma
for voice and ensemble
Kate Soper, voice

http://www.wetink.org/events.html


 

3rd June 2017

10:30 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now

New music from the recent Tectonics Festival in Glasgow, presented by Kate Molleson and Robert Worby.

James Saunders: In which one thing depends on another 
Parkinson Saunders (vocals and objects)

Lawrence Dunn: Ambling, waking 
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

James Saunders: Alternate between attention and ease
Parkinson Saunders (vocals and objects) 
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

Roscoe Mitchell: Conversations
Roscoe Mitchell (saxophone)
Gianni Trovalusci (flute)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

Triangulum: Islands
Julia Holter (vocal & keyboard); Catherine Lamb (vocal and violin); Laura Steenberge (vocal & viola da gamba).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08skyn1

 

27th May 2017

10 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 - Hear and Now

BBC Radio 3 - Hear and Now

Glasgow Tectonics Festival 2017 Episode 2 of 3

New music from the Tectonics Festival recorded in Glasgow earlier this month, presented by Robert Worby and Kate Molleson.

Shiori Usui: From Scratch
Shiori Usui (vocals)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

Linda Catlin Smith: Ricercar
Alison McGillivray (baroque cello)

Tim Parkinson: Songs 2011
Parkinson/Saunders

Lori Goldston: That Sunrise
Lori Goldston (cello)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

Linda Catlin Smith: Morandi
Yarn/Wire

Linda Catlin Smith: Adagietto
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov

Improvisation
Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet and guitar); Shelley Hirsch (vocals) Paul May (drums).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rfy1w