14th October 2017

9:55 p.m.

Parkinson Saunders @ The Wellcome Collection

Parkinson Saunders @ The Wellcome Collection

A concert of new music themed around memory, hosted by composer and vocalist Kerry Andrew.

Parkinson Saunders will be challenging each others’ memories in performances that involve associating random words with specific sounds. Seated at two tables, their instrumentation comprises any sound-producing means other than conventional instruments. This can include lo-fi electronics, ordinary objects, toys and vocalisations, resulting in a table-top orchestra of possibilities.

Also performing live will be Bastard Assignments, a London-based collective of composer-performers. They curate gigs that bring the best of experimental music and performance to London, as well as showing their own work across Europe. They are currently a quartet: Edward Henderson, Timothy Cape, Caitlin Rowley and Josh Spear.

Speakers and performers

  • Kerry Andrew, vocalist, composer and broadcaster
  • Tim Parkinson, composer-performer
  • James Saunders, composer-performer
  • Edward Henderson, composer-performer
  • Timothy Cape, composer-performer
  • Caitling Rowley, composer-performer
  • Josh Spear, composer-performer

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11:00 on Friday 29 September.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

https://wellcomecollection.org/events/hear-and-now-0

 

 

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

 

 

26th August 2017

10 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - MUSIC WE'D LIKE TO HEAR

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - MUSIC WE

Robert Worby introduces a recent concert promoted by Music We'd Like to Hear, a London-based collective of composer-performers. 

Makiko Nishikaze: trio-stella
Paul Newland: things that happen again (again)
Tom Johnson: Predictables
Alvin Lucier: Twonings

Performed by Apartment House 
(Recorded last month at St Mary-at-Hill in the City of London)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092fkmj

 

 

19th August 2017

10 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - 840: New Music for Piano

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - 840: New Music for Piano

Ivan Hewett introduces a concert of new music for piano given earlier this summer at St John's Church, Waterloo, as part of the Waterloo Festival.

The concert was curated by 840, a London-based experimental music concert series. Zubin Kanga, who joins Ivan in the studio, performs works by Laurence Crane, Tim Parkinson, Bryn Harrison, Nicholas Peters, Sergei Zagny, Kate Moore, Alex Nikiporenko, Andrew Hamilton and himself.

840 was founded in 2014 by the composers Alex Nikiporenko and Nicholas Peters, and each event focuses on a particular instrument or chamber instrumentation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091w89r

 

 

5th August 2017

10 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - MUSIC WE'D LIKE TO HEAR

BBC Radio 3 - Hear & Now - MUSIC WE

Robert Worby introduces highlights from a recent concert promoted by Music We'd Like to Hear, a London-based collective of composer-performers.

Recorded last month at St Mary-at-Hill in the City of London, it features ensemble pieces by Sarah Hughes and Nomi Epstein, and American guitarist Seth Josel playing Hauke Harder and Christian Wolff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09026by

 

 

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/