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/

17th November 2016

9 p.m.

Within the Context of No Context

Within the Context of No Context

Part of All The Right Notes Festival 2016

Presented by Jack McNamara, Tim Parkinson and Angharad Davies

Two of the key figures in experimental music, composer Tim Parkinson and prepared violinist Angharad Davies, collaborate with director Jack McNamara to present a series of musical works that explore the crossover between theatre as sound and sound as theatre. Performed by artists at the forefront of modern composition and improvisation whose work interacts with time and space in an innately dramatic way, this is theatre for the ear and music for the eye….

With a title inspired by George S Trow’s influential essay about the decline of society in the new age, this is music theatre that removes the restrictions of ‘meaning’ or ‘context’ in an attempt to reach a purity of performance.

Programme;
Louis d"Heudieres - Laughter Studies 2
Stefan Thut - some strings and boxes
Alison Knowles - mantra for Jesse
John Cage - Eight Whiskus
Tim Parkinson - Opus 1

Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2PY, UK
https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/within-the-context-of-no-context/

17th November 2016

7:30 p.m.

171116

171116

Cameron Dodds: new piece (world premiere | ddmmyy commission)
Cassandra Miller: for Mira
Tim Parkinson: Song For Many
Tom Rose: Bronze mitre
James Saunders: reassigned #2
Laurie Tompkins: DANO
Andrew Toovey: Ja Ja Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Nee Nee
Jennifer Walshe: /ANDJUMPFROMTHEGOLDENGATEBRIDGE

17th November 2016
19:30
FREE
Sandbar | Manchester

http://www.ddmmyyseries.com/171116

6th November 2016

5 p.m.

WIM - Hearings #1

WIM - Hearings #1

For the first event of the WIM-Hearings, this year, we will have 2 sets of different music. One set will propose composed music and the second one will be improvised. The focus will be on existing and working projects in both fields.

Program:
1) Duo Tarozzi - Walker ---- Silvia Tarozzi - violin, Deborah Walker - cello
Pieces by: Philip Corner "wHoly Trinitye, a duality ov duos", "wHoly Trinitye, another duet, just one" (2016),
Tim Parkinson "For Silvia & Deborah" (2015), Malcolm Goldstein "Two seeking song, listening" (2014).

2) Jacques Demierre solo

WIM - Hearings is curated by Frantz Loriot for this coming season. Each event will be in 2 parts with 2 different ensembles. One set will focus on composed music and the second one on improvised music.
MusikerInnen
Silvia Tarozzi – Violine
Deborah Walker – Cello
Jacques Demierre – Klavier

Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik
Magnusstrasse 5
8004 Zürich

http://www.wimmusic.ch/programm/konzert-details/6ef1c62b40991563d1b61ffc27d64d7e/?tx_roevents_showevents%5Bevent_id%5D=1047&tx_roevents_showevents%5BpidBack%5D=6&tx_roevents_showevents%5Baction%5D=list&tx_roevents_showevents%5Bcontroller%5D=Events

5th November 2016

6:30 p.m.

a.pe.ri.od.ic (20): High Concept Labs Open House

a.pe.ri.od.ic (20): High Concept Labs Open House

Tim Parkinson: Opus 6 from Time With People

VIP Reception 6:30 PM
General Admission 7:30 to 11 PM

As temperatures drop this fall, High Concept Labs brings the people together for some of the hottest new art in town. Bypass the rhetoric and get right to the action at HCL’s Fall Open House, where you’ll meet & greet dozens of current and former Sponsored Artists as they share a mix of their innovative works in progress and entertaining final pieces with you. Cozy up in Mana Contemporary Chicago and enjoy beverages, lite bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more. So remember, remember—HCL’s Open House this 5th of November.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
MC Jane Beachy, emcee; Significant/Other, DJ; Jeanette Andrews; a.pe.ri.od.ic; Lisa Gonzales and Tom Lee;
Groundhog; Ryan Ingebritsen; Llaboratory Co; Dana Major; Carole McCurdy; Eric Reda; Matthew Shelton; Sadie Woods

High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608

$15 General Admission, $25 Special Admission, $75 VIP Admission
http://highconceptlaboratories.org/event/fall-open-house-2016/?instance_id=22626

27th October 2016

8 p.m.

Two Seeking Song

Two Seeking Song

Two seeking song, concert de Silvia Tarozzi (violon) et Deborah Walker (violoncelle)

PAF / 10 euros - réservation recommandée

avec au programme :

Philip Corner wHoly Trinitye, a duality ov duos (2016)
Philip Corner Two part Monologue #1, #3 (1958)
Tim Parkinson For Silvia et Deborah (2015)
Philip Corner wHoly Trinitye, another duet, just one (2016)
Malcolm Goldstein Two seeking song, listening (2014)
Chants traditionnelles italiens :
Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore
Pietà l’è morta
Fa la nana
Il bersagliere
Ignoranti, senza scuole


Silvia et Deborah se rencontrent en 2003 à Reggio Emilia, en Italie. Depuis, leurs chemins ne cessent pas de se croiser. A Paris elles découvrent la scène expérimentale française, se joignent à l'ensemble Dedalus et collaborent, entre autres, avec des compositeurs comme Tom Johnson, Jürg Frey, Christian Wolff. Depuis 2008 Silvia et Deborah travaillent régulièrement avec Pascale Criton, figure centrale de la composition microtonale, connue pour son utilisation de diverses scordaturas avec micro-intervalles. En 2010 elles commencent une intense collaboration avec la compositrice Eliane Radigue, qui aboutit à des compositions en solo, duo, trio et quintet dans son récent projet Occam Océan. Plus récemment elles ont créé des œuvres de Philip Corner et Tim Parkinson, écrites spécialement pour leur duo. Originaires de la région Emilie-Romagne, Silvia et Deborah ont entamé un travail de réécriture de chants populaires traditionnels des villages, des rizières et de la résistance. Ecoute intense, exploration du geste, à la recherche de nouvelles possibilités expressives.

Galerie Hus
4, rue Aristide Bruant
75018 Paris

http://www.husgallery.com/galerie.php
http://paris.carpediem.cd/events/990596-two-seeking-song-duo-silvia-tarozzi-deborah-walker-at-galerie-hus/