9th October 2016

3:30 p.m.

Open… and perhaps not yet fully formed (part II)

Open… and perhaps not yet fully formed (part II)

A rare London visit from Laura Steenberge (composer, performer and researcher based in LA) and Michael Winter (composer, musicologist and founder of LA’s seminal experimental music venue the wulf.). Steenberge will be performing selections from her recent work entitled The Chant Etudes, which are studies of the deep past when the idea of a musical instrument was not yet fully formed. Then the ensemble will be realising works by Winter, alongside other music that embraces simple processes and open forms.

to include:

Laura Steenberge – The Chant Etudes
Michael Winter – tergiversate
John Lely – Second Symphony
Michael Winter – for Sol LeWitt
Christian Wolff – Another


Mira Benjamin (violin)
Angharad Davies (violin)
Dominic Lash (double bass)
John Lely (objects and electronics)
Tim Parkinson (objects)
Laura Steenberge (objects and voice)
Michael Winter (guitalele, objects, and electronics)

http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/open-and-perhaps-not-yet-fully-formed/

7th October 2016

7:30 p.m.

Open… and perhaps not yet fully formed (part I)

Open… and perhaps not yet fully formed (part I)

A rare London visit from Laura Steenberge (composer, performer and researcher based in LA) and Michael Winter (composer, musicologist and founder of LA’s seminal experimental music venue the wulf.). Steenberge will be performing selections from her recent work entitled The Chant Etudes, which are studies of the deep past when the idea of a musical instrument was not yet fully formed. Then the ensemble will be realising works by Winter, alongside other music that embraces simple processes and open forms.

Mira Benjamin (violin)
Angharad Davies (violin)
John Lely (objects and electronics)
Tim Parkinson (piano and objects)
Laura Steenberge (objects and voice)
Michael Winter (guitalele, objects, and electronics)

to include:

Laura Steenberge – The Chant Etudes
Michael Winter – for Sol LeWitt
John Lely – All About the Piano
Jürg Frey – Circular Music No. 6
Tim Parkinson - No.4 (2016) & No.5 (2016)

Tickets £7/5

http://iklectikartlab.com/

8th September 2016

10 a.m.

Time With People @ HCL

Time With People @ HCL

From September to December 2016, Chicago based collective a.pe.ri.od.ic will be rehearsing Time With People weekly at High Concept Laboratories.

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.

While at High Concept Labs, a.pe.ri.od.ic will use the studio for their rehearsal process and participate in artist critiques. HCL will host the U.S. premiere of this unique production as a Works-in-Progress showing before a.pe.ri.od.ic tours the production elsewhere in Chicago and the Midwest.

http://highconceptlaboratories.org/aperiodic/

2233 S. Throop
Chicago IL, 60608

15th July 2016

7:30 p.m.

MUSIC WE'D LIKE TO HEAR 2016 - SOLO

MUSIC WE

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (bassoon), Angharad Davies (violin) and Dominic Lash (double bass)

Music by: Jakob Ullmann* and Eliane Radigue*

Independent thinkers from France and East Germany, Radigue and Ullmann have pursued the interior of sound with focus and intensity. These intimate solo works will be realised by musicians who have formed close working relationships with both composers.

St Mary at Hill, Lovat lane, London EC3R 8EE
£10 advance, £12 on the door
http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2016.html

8th July 2016

7:30 p.m.

MUSIC WE'D LIKE TO HEAR 2016 - IMPORT

MUSIC WE

John McAlpine (piano)

Music by: Tom Johnson* and Chris Newman**

A rare visit from Cologne by the phenomenal New Zealand pianist John McApline, a leading exponent of the music of two other exports – an American in Paris and an Englishman in Berlin.

St Mary at Hill, Lovat lane, London EC3R 8EE
£10 advance, £12 on the door
http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2016.html

1st July 2016

7:30 p.m.

MUSIC WE'D LIKE TO HEAR 2016 - GROUPS

MUSIC WE

The Music We’d Like To Play Band

Mark Knoop (conductor & piano), Aisha Orazbayeva (violin), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), Ilze Ikse (flute), Kerry Yong (piano), Elsa Bradley & Adam Morris (percussion) and Newton Armstrong (electronics)

Music by: Newton Armstrong**, Carola Bauckholt*, Bunita Marcus and Linda Catlin Smith*

Shape, Colour, Memory, Architecture. Mark Knoop returns with a large ensemble to present a MWLTH commission by UK-based Australian composer Newton Armstrong, amongst rarely performed works by Bunita Marcus, Linda Catlin Smith and Carola Bauckholt.

St Mary at Hill, Lovat lane, London EC3R 8EE
£10 advance, £12 on the door
http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/2016.html

29th June 2016

8 p.m.

Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker @ Cafe Oto

Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker @ Cafe Oto

PROGRAMME

- Duet for Silvia and Deborah (2015) by Tim Parkinson

- Holy Trinitye (2015) by Philip Corner

- New piece for violin (2016) by Cassandra Miller

- Songs of war, work and love (2014 – 2016) traditional italian songs arranged by Deborah Walker and Silvia Tarozzi

For more than 10 years Silvia Tarozzi violin and Deborah Walker cello have been exploring together musical forms on the borderline between composition and improvisation. Their music requires intense listening, exploration of gesture, search for new expressive possibilities. They first met in 2003 in Reggio Emilia at an improvisation master class with Vincent Courtois and Joelle Léandre. Initially they worked together under the guidance of the violinist Enzo Porta at Modena Conservatory and then in Paris, alternating the study of contemporary music with new experiences and interactions in the French experimental scene. Since 2007 they have been part of the Dedalus ensemble collaborating, among others, with Tom Johnson, Jurg Frey, Christian Wolff, Tim Parkinson, and Philip Corner. Since 2008, Silvia and Deborah have worked regularly with Pascale Criton, a composer involved in microtonal experimentation and the use of various scordaturas with micro-intervals. Since 2010 they have also collaborated with Eliane Radigue in compositions for solo instruments, duos, trios and quartets in her recent project Occam Ocean.

£8 (£6 ADVANCE) £4 MEMBERS
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/silvia-tarozzi-deborah-walker-duo/

1st June 2016

7:30 p.m.

Abstruckt Ensemble @ 840

Abstruckt Ensemble @ 840

840 are excited to present an evening of new music for percussion performed by Abstruckt Ensemble. Two simultaneous versions of Letter Piece #5, Northern Cities by Matthew Shlomowitz (Plus-Minus Ensemble), Indefinite Ockeghem by Federico Reuben (Squib Box), and drum piece by Tim Parkinson (Music We'd Like to Hear) will be performed alongside new works by Leo Chadburn (Simon Bookish), Josh Spear (Bastard Assignments), Maya Verlaak (Birmingham Conservatoire), as well as 840's own Alex Nikiporenko and Nicholas Peters.

Abstruckt Ensemble are a London-based percussion collective who formed at the Royal College of Music and specialise in contemporary and experimental repertoire. Since their debut at Café OTO, Abstruckt have performed across London at a variety of events including Kammer Klang, Nonclassical and, most recently, Listenpony, where the ensemble premiered three newly commissioned works. In their education projects, the ensemble have used works by Cage, Reich, De Mey, Loevendie and Applebaum to inspire students at schools in London and Yorkshire, working alongside Peckham's Multi-Storey Orchestra.

Abstruckt Ensemble are: Ana Gasco-Gomez, Elsa Bradley, Emma Arden and Joe Richards.

The concert will take place at the St James’ Church, Islington, London N1 8PF.
£7 online £10 on the door
http://eightforty.co.uk/events/010616/

21st May 2016

3 p.m.

Drivetime Underground, Episode 3

Drivetime Underground, Episode 3

Parkinson Saunders play "songs 2011"

Drivetime Underground is a hub for the most radical new music around, delivered to you in one fun-and-up-to-the-minute fuel-injected shot.
Hear all about your favourite composers, and the big issues in the small world of new music alongside games, quizzes, news, travel and more.

http://www.drivetimeunderground.com/#!episodes/ckiy
http://www.soundandmusic.org/thesampler/event/2016/05/drivetime-underground-episode-http://www.resonancefm.com

14th May 2016

7:30 p.m.

Parkinson Saunders in Basel

Parkinson Saunders in Basel

Tim Parkinson, James Saunders, Objekte

Das englische Komponistenduo spielt, an zwei Tischen sitzend, ein Programm mit Kompositionen für Objekte:
Louis D'Heurdieres - Laughter Studies (2015)
Matteo Fargion - Songbook (2014)
Tim Parkinson - Opus 1 from Time With People (2012)
James Saunders - in which one thing depends on another (2016)
John White - Wine Connoissuers Shoot-Out (2014)

09-15.05.16 Festival zum 100. Atelierkonzert und Ausstellung "Zeichnungen von Musikern"

Von Montag 9. Mai bis Sonntag 15.Mai 2016 wird im Raum in der Klingentalstrasse 72 eine Woche lang jeden Abend ein Konzert stattfinden, und es werden über den gesamten Zeitraum Zeichnungen von MusikerInnen ausgestellt sein. In den 15 Jahren des Bestehens der Reihe Atelierkonzerte fanden in der Mehrzahl Konzerte mit improvisierter Musik statt, und die improvisierte Musik ist auch für das Festivalprogramm Ausgangspunkt. Allerdings einer, von dem aus ich den Blick auf einige spannende kompositorische und konzeptuelle Ansätze lenken möchte, die sich im Bereich der nichtakademischen Experimentalmusikszene entwickelt haben und entwickeln. Die Ausstellung zeigt Zeichnungen von vielen der MusikerInnen, die im Lauf der Jahre Konzerte im Atelier gespielt haben. Das Spektrum reicht von freien Zeichnungen über Zeichnungen zu Musik bis hin zu Kompositionsentwürfen oder grafischen Notationen, sowie von der aufgehobenen Schülerzeichnung bis zu Werken, die eine professionelle und kontinuierliche Arbeit auch im Feld der Bildenden Kunst zeigen

http://www.christophschiller.net/atelier.htm