4th July 2012

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2012

Music We

Music by
Laurence Crane
Tom Johnson
Catherine Kontz
John Lely
Hilary Robinson
Kunsu Shim
Christian Wolff

Mark Knoop Catherine Kontz
Claudia Molitor Michael Parsons
Hilary Robinson Philip Thomas
Kerry Yong - piano

“the best concert series in town” - The Rambler
7.30 @ church of st anne & st agnes, gresham st, ec2
£9 (£6)

12th April 2012

7 p.m.



JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will play a rare London show on April 12 2012 at Union Chapel.

The show is being presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties in conjunction with the First Contact agency.

The ensemble will include previous Manorexia UK stalwarts Angharad Davies, Tim Parkinson and Dan Gresson, along with former alumni Jessica Cox and Rachel Steadman.

The instrumentation of the ensemble is two violins, viola, cello, piano, concert percussion and laptop.

Tickets are on sale now via Gigantic, See Tickets and HMV.

European Tour continues;

13.04.12 Roadburn, 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

14.04.12 Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

27th March 2012

7:30 p.m.



The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

7.30 p.m

price - £5 (Students £3)

please email bookspiel@gmail.com to reserve a place

Inspired by the highly successful Pecha Kucha format, 9 composers have been set the task of presenting 12 images of their choosing in 7 minutes.

Richard Baker

Philip Cashian

Laurence Crane

Tansy Davies

Edmund Finnis

Paul Newland

Tim Parkinson

Matthew Shlomowitz

Jennifer Walshe

There will be responses through talking and performing. Expect insights into current ideas and working practices.

British composition has been thriving in recent years, and this is an unmissable opportunity to be in the company of 9 of its finest protagonists.

Curated by William Cheshire


17th March 2012

8 p.m.

the wulf

the wulf

Music by Laurence Crane, Tim Parkinson and James Saunders.

Laurence Crane - Seven Short Pieces (2004)
Laurence Crane - Hugo Pine (1989)
Tim Parkinson - any (1998)
Tim Parkinson - symphony (2010)
James Saunders - template (with alterations) (2010-)

A concert of six works by three composers, curated by Christine Tavolacci. Featuring Eric km Clark, Rory Cowal, Corey Fogel, April Guthrie, Cassia Streb, Christine Tavolacci, Brian Walsh, Tara Boyle, Matt Barbier and Orin Hildestad.

the wulf. is a space dedicated to experimental arts located at:
1026 south santa fe avenue #203, los angeles, california 90021


1st March 2012

7:30 p.m.



THUR 01/03
ParkinsonSaunders play tim parkinson's "songs 2011"
The Albion Players
(Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, Stephen Cornford)
Kerry Yong

Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford OX1 3BN


28th December 2011

10:30 p.m.

Schweizer Radio DRS 2

Schweizer Radio DRS 2

From scratch

basel sinfonietta
Manuel Nawri, Leitung

Jürg Frey (*1953): Louange de l'eau, louange de la lumière (UA)
Tim Parkinson (*1973): Orchestra Piece (2007) (UA)
Michael Parsons (*1938): Paraphrase for Orchestra (UA)
James Saunders (*1972): things whole and not whole (UA)
Christian Wolff (*1934): Spring Two (UA)

Aufnahme Martinskirche Basel, 8. November


17th December 2011

10:30 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduce further highlights from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, including the UK premiere of James Dillon's String Quartet No.6. Apartment House perform Christian Marclay's Graffiti Composition, the result of posting thousands of sheets of blank manuscript paper on the streets of Berlin in 1996; and Switzerland's basel sinfonietta perform Tim Parkinson's Orchestra Piece, part of a concert programme inspired by the work of Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra of the early 1970s.
And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, original Scratch Orchestra member Howard Skempton recalls his moment of epiphany on encountering Morton Feldman's Extensions 3 for piano. With commentary from music writer Paul Griffiths and excerpts from an archive interview with the composer himself.

Christian Marclay: Graffiti Composition
Apartment House

James Dillon: String Quartet No.6
Quatuor Diotima

Morton Feldman: Extensions 3
John Tilbury (piano)

Tim Parkinson: Orchestra Piece
basel sinfonietta.


1st December 2011

7:30 p.m.

Drawing for Scores

Drawing for Scores

The idea that the shape of a sound might be reflected in a graphic shape, or that the use of measuring and geometry can help in the process of understanding musical form in composition, has influenced notation for music and also developed ideas about the process of reading instruction scores in performance. 
Angharad Davies and Sarah Hubrich, violins; Anton Lukoszevieze, cello
Thomas Stiegler ‘Sonata Facile’ (1993)
Tim Parkinson ‘Untitled' (1998)
James Tenney 'cellogram' (1971)
Jurg Frey 'No.1', (1990)

Jurg Frey 'No.2' (1990)
Joan Key ‘Notes from paintings’,
Joseph Kudirka  ‘Vincas/81’ (2011) 
Chiyoko Szlavnics  'Quick Figure' and 'HC91' from 'Interior Landscapes I’ (2010) 

Curated by Tim Parkinson with Joan Key and Anton Lukoszevieze

The Nunnery, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
t: +44 [0] 20 8709 5292

21st November 2011

2:20 p.m.

Edges Ensemble

Edges Ensemble

Phipps Hall, 2:20PM
Free event

James Saunders - imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent
Michael Parsons - Independent Pulses
Stefan Thut - sieben, 1-4 World Premiere
Tim Parkinson - song for many World Premiere
Christian Wolff - Grete (microexercises 23-36)
Jürg Frey - Un champ de tendresse parsemé d'adieux World Premiere

edges ensemble

The edges ensemble presents a response to Sunday's performance by the Basel Sinfonietta, revealing an alternative perspective upon the composers featured. An alternative orchestra, interdependent and inquisitive musicians, drawn equally to sonic detritus and so-called musical sounds. The edges ensemble is an inclusive collective committed to forging a musical identity through investigation, improvisation and listening, responding to the concerns of experimental composers, old and new.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

20th November 2011

7:30 p.m.

From Scratch - Huddersfield

From Scratch - Huddersfield

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Jürg Frey (*1953):
Louange de l’eau, louange de la lumière, Uraufführung, Auftragswerk der basel sinfonietta

Tim Parkinson (*1973):
Orchestra Piece (2007), Uraufführung

Michael Parsons (*1938):
Paraphrase for Orchestra, Auftragswerk der basel sinfonietta

James Saunders (*1972):
things whole and not whole, Uraufführung, Auftragswerk der basel sinfonietta

Christian Wolff (*1934):
Spring Two, Uraufführung, Auftragswerk der basel sinfonietta

Basel Sinfonietta
Leitung: Manuel Nawri