15th December 2015

7 p.m.

Time With People @ LCMF

Time With People @ LCMF

To A New Definition Of Opera II

Ezra Pound - Le Testament de Villon (1926 version) (excerpts) (UK premiere)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Pieta from Dienstag aus Licht (1990/91) (UK premiere)
Ryan Trecartin - Center Jenny (2013)
Tim Parkinson - extracts from TIME WITH PEOPLE (2012-13)
Sue Tompkins - New work (2015) (world premiere)

edges ensemble (Parkinson)
Marco Blaauw flugelhorn (Stockhausen)
Lore Lixenberg voice (Pound, Stockhausen)
Aisha Orazbayeva violin (Pound)
Sue Tompkins

In an attempt to shift our perception of what opera can do and be, we present a second instalment of To A New Definition of Opera, in which performance, video art and neglected modernist opera rub shoulders.

Alongside a new commission from British performance artist Sue Tompkins, the night will include composer Tim Parkinson’s apocalyptic anti-opera TIME WITH PEOPLE performed by edges ensemble and Los Angeles-based artist Ryan Trecartin's dystopian film Center Jenny.

The centrepiece of the evening will be the UK premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s celebrated Pieta from Dienstag aus Licht, with the voice of Lore Lixenberg and flugelhorn of Marco Blaauw.

Interlaced throughout the evening will be an extremely rare performance of excerpts from Ezra Pound's troubadour opera about medieval ne'er-do-wells, Le Testament de Villon, which critic Richard Taruskin called 'a modernist triumph'.


1st November 2015

8 p.m.

guitar piece

guitar piece

Kieran Daly - asteraceae, dramatic units, stage directions (2015)
Tim Parkinson - guitar piece (2015)
Barak Perelman - op. 33 (yellow, grey, blue) (2012)
Sam Sfirri - 5'02" et. al (2015)

Kieran Daly, electric guitar

Sam Sfirri - leger line, sharp, release pedal (2014)

Sam Sfirri, piano

Cato Center, 161 Calhoun Street, Room 239, Charleston, SC 29401

17th October 2015

1 p.m.

Experimenta at the BFI London Film Festival

Experimenta at the BFI London Film Festival

Mediums and Messages
BFI Southbank, NFT3

"Someone Who Isn't Me" - film by Jenna Collins, music by Tim Parkinson


10th September 2015

6:30 p.m.

Kitchen Reflections

Kitchen Reflections

An acoustic mirror installation.

Sound artist Douglas Benford and sculptor Rob Olins collaborate again on another of their sound installations using Olins’ acoustic mirror dishes and this time a crowd-sourced collage of domestic field recordings of ‘kitchen soundscapes’ compiled and edited - and some recorded - by Douglas Benford, with contributions by many artists and friends, across mainly London but also from kitchens - and one boat galley - far and wide in other parts of the UK, America and Spain.

Open from: 7th September to 13th September

Thursday Sept 10th, 6.30pm
Private View with live performances by:

** Steve Beresford **
** Tim Parkinson **
** Sue Lynch **
** Douglas Benford **
** Manuela Barczewski **

I'klectik art lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG
cafe / installation opening times:
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm


8th August 2015

10 p.m.

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

Robert Worby presents a concert recorded recently at St Mary-at-Hill church in the City of London, part of an annual series of events curated by Music We'd Like to Hear, led by the composers John Lely and Tim Parkinson. The concert features new chamber works written and performed by some of today's leading voices in experimental music: Joanna Bailie, Stephen Chase, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, Amber Priestley and Paul Whitty.

Plus the latest edition of Modern Muses, Hear and Now's series in which composers and performers reflect on their collaborations, featuring the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and the Italian experimental singer Cristina Zavalloni.

Joanna Bailie: On and Off 2 (2008) for 3 radios, 3 boomboxes, laptop
Dominic Lash: A Wilderness of Harmony (2015) for 5 players
Stephen Chase: harmoniphon vexed (2009) for 6 melodicas
Sarah Hughes: Collapsed Points For Living In (2015) for solo double bass
Paul Whitty: This is what happens when nothing happens (2015) for 5 players
Amber Priestly: Did not feel very well at skool (31/1/1977) (2015) for 5 players

Ensemble We'd Like To Hear.

17th July 2015

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2015

Music We

PORTRAIT CONCERT - Music of Martin Arnold

Points and Waltzes (2012)
Slip Minuet (2014)
The Spit Veleta (2015)

A pair of recent solos and a brand new duo from this fascinating Canadian composer, realised by two of his finest interpreters.

Mira Benjamin, violin
Philip Thomas, piano

£8 advance, £10 on the door

10th July 2015

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2015

Music We


New works from British composers Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, Amber Priestley, and Paul Whitty,
alongside contributions from Stephen Chase and Joanna Bailie, featuring the composers performing each others’ work.

Joanna Bailie – On and Off 2 (2008)
Stephen Chase – harmoniphon vexed (2009)
Sarah Hughes – Collapsed Points for Living In (2015)
Dominic Lash – A Wilderness of Harmony (2015)
Amber Priestley – Did not feel very well at skool (31/1/1977) (2015)
Paul Whitty – this is what happens when nothing happens (2015)

Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

£8 advance, £10 on the door

3rd July 2015

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2015

Music We

NEW ROMANTICS - Piano trios from 1980s Cologne

Clarence Barlow - 1981
Walter Zimmermann - Ephemer
Mauricio Kagel - Piano Trio No.1 in Three Movements

Aisha Orazbayeva, violin
Alice Purton, cello
Mark Knoop, piano

£8 advance, £10 on the door

6th June 2015

2 p.m.

Music as Process

Music as Process

Performing in James Saunders' "all voices are heard"
with Luke Nickel, Mira Benjamin, Richard Glover, John Lely, Scott McLaughlin & James Saunders.

Part of Music and/as Process conference at Goldsmiths University of London.


31st May 2015

6 p.m.

The Set Ensemble

The Set Ensemble

St. George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol

Sunday 31 May, 6pm (doors 5.30pm)

£3 on the door

Dr Kate Hendry (University of Bristol): Ancient Oceans and Climate
Dominic Lash: Preferential uptake (2015)
Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo (University of Bath): Electric bugs used to detect water pollution
James Saunders: different water environments (2015)

Set Ensemble play two new pieces created through collaboration between scientists and composers. James Saunders has been working with chemical engineers Mirella Di Lorenzo and Jon Chouler from University of Bath to explore the processes found in microbial fuel cells. Dominic Lash has collaborated with biogeochemist Kate Hendry from University of Bristol to make a piece that engages with palaeoclimate methodology, which uses indirect chemical records to understand the links between past oceans and climate.. The event will include performances of both pieces, prefaced by a short talk by each of the scientists.