19th July 2019

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear 2019

Music We

Séverine Ballon – Cloches fendues 1 & 2** (2018)

Michael Parsons – Tenebrio (1995)

Newton Armstrong – A line alongside itself** (2019)

John McGuire – A Cappella* (1995–97)

 

Séverine Ballon, cello

John Lely, CX5M

Newton Armstrong, audio

Beth Griffith, voice

 

For the final concert, we present the world premiere of a new work for multitracked cello from Newton Armstrong working closely with cellist and composer Séverine Ballon, who will also realise two of her own pieces. Also on the programme is an FM synthesis work by Michael Parsons, composed on a Yamaha music computer from the early 1980s. Finally, we are thrilled to welcome singer Beth Griffith to present a rarely performed work for multitracked voice written for her by John McGuire. This sparkling music will end the series as the sun sets in the tranquil, light-filled acoustic of St Mary at Hill.

 

doors 19.00, music 19.30 

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane (off Eastcheap), London EC3R 8EE (2-minute walk from Monument tube).

£11 advance/£15 on the door. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-wed-like-to-hear-2019-iii-tickets-62972586702

This edition is supported by Hinrichsen Foundation and the Richard Thomas Foundation

 

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12th July 2019

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear 2019

Music We

Phil Harmonic – Timing* (1980)

Alvin Lucier – Chambers (1968)

Éliane Radigue – Occam Ocean – Occan XXVI* (2018)

 

Francesca Fargion and Tim Parkinson, keyboards and voices

Rie Nakajima & Lee Patterson, objects

Enrico Malatesta, cymbals & frame drum

 

Collaboration is at the heart of the programme on 12 July with the UK premiere of the latest flowering of Éliane Radigue's Occam series, made with percussionist Enrico Malatesta. We present the combined practices of sound artists Rie Nakajima and Lee Patterson in a fresh investigation of Alvin Lucier's fundamental sound art work from 1968, Chambers. We also bring to life a gentle work from 1980 made by Phil Harmonic with Blue Gene Tyranny.

 

doors 19.00, music 19.30 

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane (off Eastcheap), London EC3R 8EE (2-minute walk from Monument tube).

£11 advance/£15 on the door. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-wed-like-to-hear-2019-ii-tickets-62972547585

This edition is supported by Hinrichsen Foundation and the Richard Thomas Foundation

 

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5th July 2019

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear 2019

Music We

Georgia Denham – New Work** (2019)

Thomas Stiegler – Inferner Park* (2018)

Nomi Epstein – Violin and Piano* (2004)

Tim Parkinson – violin and piano** (2017)

Marc Sabat & Matteo Fargion – You May Not Want To Be Here (after Bruce Nauman)* (2000)

 

Mira Benjamin, violin

Philip Thomas, piano

 

We welcome back the violin and piano duo of Mira Benjamin and Philip Thomas, who delivered a beautiful portrait concert of Martin Arnold for our 2015 series. This event will include two world premieres: a work written especially for the programme by Georgia Denham, and a recent work by Tim Parkinson. Also in the programme are three UK premieres; a recent large work by German neuroscientist Thomas Stiegler, an early work from Nomi Epstein, and a work composed jointly by Marc Sabat and Matteo Fargion, which begins a theme of collaborative works which threads through our series this year.

doors 19.00, music 19.30 

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane (off Eastcheap), London EC3R 8EE (2-minute walk from Monument tube).

£11 advance/£15 on the door. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-wed-like-to-hear-2019-i-tickets-62972496432

This edition is supported by Hinrichsen Foundation and the Richard Thomas Foundation

 

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28th June 2019

8 p.m.

Post-Paradise

Post-Paradise

PARKINSON SAUNDERS perform HOUSE OF COMMON by Tim Parkinson 

with Dominic Lash

For the final concert of season_iii [Post-PARADISE(19)] we have: 

Marit Mihklepp, Estonian artist based in the Netherlands, whose work explores the existing and speculative communication systems between humans and other-than-humans. Marit will present work as a duo with Latvian composer and guitarist Edgars Rubenis who combines the narrowing down of the means of expression with the use of extended duration. Leicester born artist Rowland Hill, who works across performance, moving image, text and sound, plays with gestural and choreographic regimes, often with a host of collaborators including dancers, composers, conductors and interpreters. And Parkinson Saunders, a duo consisting of composer-performers Tim Parkinson and James Saunders who produce music with instruments of any sound producing means. Their repertoire centres around experimental music that can be realised in a multiplicity of ways, and music that involves very elementary sound production.

Post-Paradise, Centralia, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham UK

http://www.postparadise.ricercata.org

 

 

23rd May 2019

midnight

ALBUM RELEASE: Pleasure Island

ALBUM RELEASE: Pleasure Island

'Pleasure Island' is British composer Tim Parkinson’s disquieting and joyous Slip debut: play time in end times.

Titled after the Disney adaptation of ‘Paese dei balocchi’ (or the Land of Toys) in Carlo Collodi’s ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ (1883), 'Pleasure Island' is a metaphysical playground of organic and digital cohabitation, its inhabitants pacified by toys and comforts.

Alongside Dawn Bothwell, Suze Whaites, Laurie Tompkins, and Francesca Fargion, Parkinson exerts an uncannily emotional pull from an unlikely but potent alliance of ultra-minimal aesthetics, dead-beat drums, junk electronics, and mechanised mantras.

Voices are hemmed in by electronic sound. People buffeted around by machines. Words surrounded by garlands of digital interference. Time repackaged as countdown.

Tim’s trash-opera ‘Time With People’ continues to be performed around the world, past champions of which include Object Collection, a.pe.ri.od.ic, Edges, and NEC, and he is a co-curator of London’s longstanding ‘Music We’d Like To Hear’ series. Despite decades of fiercely independent production, this is his only piece conceived of first and foremost as an album.

'Pleasure Island' [SLP053] is available from 23rd May 2019 on LP and download. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Artwork by Rick Pushinsky. Distributed by Boomkat.

https://soundcloud.com/slipimprint/happybirthday-tim-parkinson

https://www.slipimprint.co.uk

Released by:

Slip

Release date:

23 May 2019

 

 

10th May 2019

7 p.m.

NAWR

NAWR

VIRIDIAN

SIWAN RHYS & TIM PARKINSON performing "Mwy na digon" by Angharad Davies

BBC Hall, 32 Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DT

Tickets £7/£5

http://rwan.cymru

 

 

25th April 2019

1 p.m.

Again and Again

Again and Again

 

Pianist Mark Knoop plays a lunchtime recital exploring various notions of repetition, rhythmic process and economy of musical material, tracing a path through Scarlatti to the wry understatement of contemporary composers Tim Parkinson and Laurence Crane, and Debussy to the dizzying rhythmic machines of Conlon Nancarrow. This concert coincides with the two-day conference, https://againandagain.london/ Again & Again: Musical Repetition in Aesthetics, Analysis and Experience, which City, University of London is hosting 25-26 April 2019.

Programme

  • Tim Parkinson, 2016 No.1
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K519
  • Bryn Harrison, Quietly Rising (piano piece December 2008)
  • Graciela Paraskevaídis, Sotto Voce
  • Claude Debussy, Préludes VI Book 1 ("...Des pas sur la neige")
  • Graciela Paraskevaídis, Viva Voce
  • Ana Sokolović, Prélude et fugue pour GG
  • Laurence Crane, Andrew Renton becomes an International Art Critic
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Canon B from Three Canons for Ursula
  • Tim Parkinson, 2016 No.6
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K159

 

 

14th April 2019

midnight

Slip w/Joe Snape NTS

Slip w/Joe Snape NTS

SLIP W/ JOE SNAPE

MANCHESTER, 14.04.19

featuring music by Joe Snape, Destroyer, Ruedi Häusermann, John Robie, Sholto Dobie, Stereolab, Mogwai, Tim Parkinson, Gwilly Edmondez....

https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/slip-w-joe-snape-14th-april-2019

 

 

24th March 2019

7:30 p.m.

ANGHARAD DAVIES + TIM PARKINSON + BENEDICT DREW

ANGHARAD DAVIES + TIM PARKINSON + BENEDICT DREW

DAY 3 of ANGHARAD DAVIES – THREE-DAY RESIDENCY

“ I will perform eight violins by Tim Parkinson. I recorded all the parts in 2014 and this will be its first performance in its intended spatial distribution. I will play live with the 7 recorded tracks. At times a space punctuated by violin propositions seeking contact across the room; at others a dense thicket of competing attention; sometimes supporting each other, sometimes ignoring.

My memory of Ben and my duo at the LMC in 2006 was that it was a charged performance. We’re going to do the same thing again!”

Delighted to present a three-day residency curated by London-based, Welsh violinist, Angharad Davies, as a result of the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund. A phenomenal improviser, Angaharad has also amassed a considerable body of work within the fields of composition and performance. Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

This residency is one of three at OTO for UK-based artists/groups at a vital point in their creative development, thanks to the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

£8 - £6 ADVANCE - £4 MEMBERS

BUY A PASS FOR ALL THREE EVENTS IN THIS SERIES

£15 ADVANCE - £10 MEMBERS

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/angharad-davies-three-day-residency-three/

 

 

17th March 2019

noon

The Ambrosia Rasputin Show with Tim Parkinson

The Ambrosia Rasputin Show with Tim Parkinson

Resonance FM 104.4

THE AMBROSIA RASPUTIN SHOW  

Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. 

Special guest Tim Parkinson. Playlist tba.

 

Resonance is a trail-blazing, not-for-profit radio station dedicated to the arts and culture. From its launch in 2002, its award-winning programming has given voice to the vibrant diversity of London's thriving arts and music scenes. Resonance's pool of creatives speaks directly and expressively to an engaged and passionate audience, locally, nationally and internationally. Our 24/7 broadcast service combines its FM signal in the City with DAB digital radio coverage across Greater London.

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