7th May 2017

7:30 p.m.

Parkinson Saunders with BBCSO @ Tectonics, Glasgow

Parkinson Saunders with BBCSO @ Tectonics, Glasgow

Closing Concert
Tectonics closes with an event in the Old Fruitmarket & Grand Hall.

Shiori Usui from scratch* (New Verison)
K-Space performance with Chyskyyrai+

Move to Grand Hall

Lawrence Dunn Ambling, waking (World Premiere)
Linda Catlin Smith Adagietto (European Premiere)
James Saunders alternate between attention and ease (BBC Commission)
Roscoe Mitchell CONVERSATIONS for orchestra (World Premiere)
Rub/Who Dat/Frenzy House/
They Rode for Them#

Shiori Usui voice*
Owen Green electronics*
Tim Hodgkinson reeds, lap steel guitar, electronics+
Parkinson Saunders voices, samples
Ken Hyder+
Gianni Trovalusci flute#
Roscoe Mitchell saxophones#
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor

Edinburgh-based composer Shiori Usui’s from scratch is a revised version of her 2007 work, based on her experience of eczema and is scored for orchestra, improvised voice/percussion and live-electronics. Chyskyyrai from Siberia, embodies the Sakha character of a menerik woman, one possessed by the spirits, and her vocal style draws on oral epics, folk songs and animal imitation. In this set she performs with K-Space (Tim and Ken Hyder).

After the move to the Grand Hall, Lawrence Dunn’s Ambling, waking is about the everyday struggle to emerge from sleep, but also about ‘waking’, as in mourning. Linda Catlin Smith’s Adagietto pays homage to the slow movements of classical and Baroque orchestral music, their pace “allowing for more complex harmony to be heard”. James Saunders’ World Premiere is typical of his open-form compositions that explore group behaviours and decision making, in this case using memory and mental effort to determine the resulting orchestral sound. Finally, Roscoe Mitchell’s Conversations for soloists and orchestra are based upon transcriptions of works from both of his CDs of the same name.

http://www.tectonicsfestival.com/glasgow/schedule/closing-concert

7th May 2017

4 p.m.

Parkinson Saunders @ Tectonics, Glasgow

Parkinson Saunders @ Tectonics, Glasgow

Chamber Concert 2: Linda Catlin Smith / Parkinson Saunders

The second chamber concert of the weekend features works by Linda Catlin Smith and Parkinson Saunders.

Linda Catlin Smith Ricercar* (European Premiere)
Linda Catlin Smith Morandi+ (European Premiere)
James Saunders in which one thing depends on another
Tim Parkinson songs 2011

Alison McGillivray cello*
Yarn/Wire+
Tim Parkinson performer
James Saunders performer

Scottish cellist Alison McGillivray performs Catlin Smith’s work for solo Baroque Cello, described by the composer as “a melody in search of its harmony”, while the composer’s Morandi is named after the Italian painter whose still lifes “reveal a preoccupation with the same objects, in muted colours, painted over and over again”. As well as being composers in their own right, Tim
Parkinson and James Saunders regularly perform together employing lo-fi electronics, ordinary objects, toys, vocalisations and other natural sound sources, resulting in a table-top orchestra of possibilities.

http://www.tectonicsfestival.com/glasgow/schedule/chamber-concert-2-linda-catlin-smith-parkinson-saunders

5th May 2017

8 p.m.

Arraymusic

Arraymusic

The Hits: Array Percussion Trio (Adam Campbell, Rick Sacks and David Schotzko)

Jo Kondo (Japan): A Volcano Mouth (1987)
Rolf Wallin (Norway): Twine (1995)
Rolf Wallin (Norway): Stonewave (1990)
Jordan Nobles (Canada): Rosetta Stone (2016)
Tim Parkinson (UK): Two Cardboard Boxes (2003)

The Hits: Array Percussion Trio
Friday, May 5, 8pm
The Array Space
155 Walnut Ave, M6J 3W3
$20 / PWYC

http://www.arraymusic.com/the_hits/

29th April 2017

12:15 p.m.

Time With People @ The Arts Club of Chicago with a.pe.ri.od.ic and Parsons & Charlesworth

Time With People @ The Arts Club of Chicago with a.pe.ri.od.ic and Parsons & Charlesworth

Time With People, with a.pe.ri.od.ic, and Parsons & Charlesworth

Join the music ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic and object designers Jessica Charlesworth and Tim Parsons for the merging of their two practices in Time With People. Using absurdity, humor, and non-narrativity, Time With People is an hour-long music and theatre work by British composer Tim Parkinson (b. 1973) which “redefines fundamentals of opera from its 16th century origins.” Without characters, costumes, or even orchestral instruments, the soloists and chorus speak, dance, chant, and drum in a production that is alternately funny, playful, sad, and perplexing. The set, comprised of collected detritus, will be assembled as an installation by Parsons & Charlesworth, whose work was recently exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Free and open to the public.

http://www.artsclubchicago.org/platforms-a-pe-ri-od-ic-with-parsons-charlesworth/

11th April 2017

7 p.m.

we'll meet again @ City University, London

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Tim Parkinson - we’ll meet again (2015) for solo piano (world premiere)
Michael Finnissy - Andersen-Liederkreis (2016) soprano and piano (London premiere)

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop give the London premiere of Michael Finnissy’s Andersen-Liederkreis (2016), which engages with the weighty tradition of the song cycle. Hans Christian Andersen is universally famous for his fairy stories, but this cycle also sets his lyric poetry and ‘papiers collés’, revealing further the fantastical, droll and profound world of his imagination.

The programme opens with the world premiere of we’ll meet again, a piano solo by composer Tim Parkinson, whose extraordinary opera, Time With People, was previously staged at City in 2015.

https://www.julietfraser.co.uk/

http://www.markknoop.com/

Free concert
City, University of London, St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB, UK
http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2017/april/juliet-fraser-and-mark-knoop-andersen-liederkreis

3rd March 2017

10 p.m.

Time With People @ Oberlin

Time With People @ Oberlin

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.

a pe ri od ic ensemble:
aperiodicchicago.com

The Oberlin 'Sco
135 W Lorain St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
http://cleveland.carpediem.cd/events/2713441-aperiodic-presents-time-with-people-at-the-oberlin-sco/

26th February 2017

8 p.m.

Time With People @ Constellation, Chicago

Time With People @ Constellation, Chicago

Performed by a.pe.ri.od.ic

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, the 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.

a.pe.ri.od.ic is a collective of composers, instrumentalists and vocalists with experience in a myriad of 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.

Frequency Festival
Constellation
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1419715-periodic-21-time-people-chicago/

19th January 2017

7:30 p.m.

190117

190117

Tim Parkinson: String Quartet 2016a (world premiere)
Cassandra Miller: Warblework - Swainson’s Thrush
Tom Rose: give form to in daylight
Cassandra Miller: Warblework - Hermit Thrush
Ben Parker: I thought I was awake (world premiere | ddmmyy commission)
Cassandra Miller: Warblework - Veery
Joanna Bailie: Five Famous Adagios

Performed by The Manon Quartet


19th January 2017
19:30 doors
Tickets: £6 adv. / £8 OTD
The Yard (Hackney Wick) | London

http://www.ddmmyyseries.com/190116
 

12th January 2017

8:30 p.m.

Narloch Piano Studio

Narloch Piano Studio

Tim Parkinson performs a solo piano concert of recently written British experimental pieces.
Co-produced by a.pe.ri.od.ic and Narloch Piano Studio.

"Len Valley Us" (2014) by Laurence Crane
"untitled (behaviour)" (2012) by Tim Parkinson
"Traces" (2014) by Jane Dickson
Piano Sonata No.143 (2004) by John White
"2016 No.4 and No.5" by Tim Parkinson
"Artificial Environment No.8" (2012) by Joanna Bailie

Narloch Piano Studio, 4636 N Francisco Ave, Chicago IL
$10 Suggested Donation

11th January 2017

5:15 p.m.

The Arts Club of Chicago

The Arts Club of Chicago

Wednesday 11 January
The Drawing Room Chats:
Composer Tim Parkinson

Join us in The Drawing Room one night each month for a new series of informal gatherings, where we connect international art, Chicago culture, and Arts Club programming. We’ll discuss and/or meet some of the most cutting-edge art workers in the city and beyond and get to know the work of upcoming presenters on a deeper level. On January 11th, we will be joined by British composer Tim Parkinson, whose opera Time With People will be staged in The Arts Club’s galleries by Chicago-based experimental music ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic in late April. Come with curiosity, and relax with a cocktail. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended. This gathering will not interrupt regular bar service.

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Complimentary.
*Guests may purchase à la carte drinks and food at the bar.

The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
http://www.artsclubchicago.org/