4th October 2014

8 p.m.

Apartment House in Nizhny Novgorod

Apartment House in Nizhny Novgorod

Apartment House (Anton Lukoszevieze, Gordon Mackay, Nancy Ruffer, Kerry Yong) plays

Laurence Crane - 20th Century Music
Tim Parkinson - symphony 2014b
John Lely - New Work
Arman Guschyan - New Work
Tom Philips - Ornamentik
Amber Priestley - Maisie Fidgets Around the Room
Laurence Crane - Trio for Ros and Peter

National Centre for Contemporary Arts, The Kremlin, Building 6

http://www.ncca.ru/en/main?filial=3

1st October 2014

7:30 p.m.

Apartment House in Moscow

Apartment House in Moscow

Apartment House (Anton Lukoszevieze, Gordon Mackay, Nancy Ruffer, Kerry Yong) plays

Laurence Crane - 20th Century Music
Tim Parkinson - symphony 2014b
John Lely - New Work
Arman Guschyan - New Work
Tom Philips - Ornamentik
Amber Priestley - Maisie Fidgets Around the Room
Laurence Crane - Trio for Ros and Peter

Platforma Project, Moscow

http://www.platformaproject.ru/events/performance/apartment-house/

14th September 2014

6 p.m.

Too Much is Wonderful

Too Much is Wonderful

Featuring "Song for Many" by Tim Parkinson

BIT20 feirer 25 år med nordiske urpremierer og moderne klassikere

Too much of a good thing is wonderful – dette var grunnprinsippet i entertaineren og pianisten Liberaces estetikk. Camp-kunstneren Liberace – eksentrikeren, de ekstravagante kostymene, blandingen av høy- og lavkultur – har inspirert Jan Erik Mikalsens bestillingsverk til BIT20. Gjennom sine 25 år som ensemble har heller aldri BIT20 vært redd for å være too much. Ensemblets spillestil har blitt beskrevet som "utadvendt", "ekspressiv", "organisk" og "sexy".

Helt siden starten har BIT20 vært en profilert ambassadør for nordisk musikk, og i denne jubileumskonserten byr vi på to helt nye verk av to av Nordens fremste unge komponister sammen med to nordiske klassikere. Her møter Mikalsens "uforutsigbare frodighet" (Edvardpris-juryen) islandske Anna Thorvaldsdottirs nye verk aequilibria, inspirert av hvordan krefter i naturen balanserer hverandre. Finske Magnus Lindbergs heftige, drivende rytmikk møter danske Bent Sørensens drømmende, haiku-inspirerte lydlandskaper. Finnes det noe som forener disse verkene – en egen nordisk sound? Kom på konserten og døm selv!

Før konserten byr vi på litt mat og drikke i Logen bar (kl. 18.00). Her blir det også musikalske hilsener fra Bergens samtidsmusikk-miljø: Avgarde framfører Aria av John Cage og Cathy Berberians Stripsody; Borealis og Ny Musikk Bergen gjør Tim Parkinsons verk Song for many. Byens minste komponistspirer får vi høre i lydinstallasjoner fra BIT20s skoleprosjekt Vi komponerer.

Logen Theater, Bergen

http://bit20.no/#toomuchiswonderful

16th August 2014

5 p.m.

nu:nord @ LimeWharf

nu:nord @ LimeWharf

Featuring "Opus 1 from Time With People"

nu:nord presents a celebration of Canadian, Norwegian & British music at our Grand Finale of Summer 2014. Join us and curate your own evening, as you wander from room to room, experiencing the variety and individuality of our 2014 artists!

// PROGRAMME // performance • improv • electroacoustic • audience participation • choreography • conversation • folk song // MUSIC // Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi • Anette Haave Asheim • Kristin Bolstad • Taylor Brook • Isaiah Ceccarelli • Beavan Flanagan • Tyler Futrell • David Stephen Grant • Brian Harman • Nick Hyatt • John Lely • Luke Nickel • Amber Priestley • Clemet Rotevatn • Stine Sørlie • Hiroki Tsurumoto • Jonathan Cole • Tim Parkinson • Raymond Yui // PERFORMERS // Silje Aker Johnsen • Mira Benjamin • Gregor Riddell • Torun Saeter Stavseng • Colin Alexander //

Tickets £7 advance / £10 on the door • book now!
Lime Wharf • Vyner Street
London E2 9DJ

12th August 2014

4:30 p.m.

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music by Karl Jay Lewin and Matteo Fargion

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music by Karl Jay Lewin and Matteo Fargion

DANCE BASE, EDINBURGH
12th-17th August @ 16:30

Karl Jay-Lewin - choreographer
Matteo Fargion - composer
Tim Parkinson - piano

Funny, sad and rebellious, the show spans the overrated, the understated and the personal. It ranges in temperament and emotion from extremely calm and extremely harmonic, to extremely loud and extremely vulgar. The live music, text and dance duo challenge and confound audience assumptions and expectations as they flip between the absurdly humorous and quietly poignant.

£10 (£8 conc)
Running time 50 minutes
Contains strong language & nudity

http://www.dancebase.co.uk/festival14

10th August 2014

8 p.m.

nu:nord @ Cafeteatret

nu:nord @ Cafeteatret

nu:nord presents ELECTRONICS, THEATRICS, CHOREOGRAPHY & CONVERSATION at Cafeteatret

Tim Parkinson (UK): Opus 1 from Time With People (2013)
Tyler Futrell (NO): Pas de deux — for violinist & singer/dancer (2014)
Anette Haave Asheim (NO): Flamboyantly Claustrophobic — for voice & cello (2014)
David S. Grant (NO): (Un)Stable Equilibria — for violin, cello & electronics (2014)
Raymond Yiu (UK): Chang’e — for solo cello
Kristin Bolstad (NO): She Make Him Make Her — for two cellos & singer (2014)
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Jonathan Cole (UK): new work — for three cellos & voice (2013)
Colin Alexander (UK) Solo Study for Cello (2013)
Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi (NO): Pada — for cello, soprano & dance (2014)
Taylor Brook (CA): Stagger — for solo violin & electronics (2013)
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Performers Utøvere:

je Aker Johnsen (NO), voice stemme
Mira Benjamin (CA), violin fiolin
Torun Sæter Stavseng (NO), cello
Gregor Riddell (UK), cello
Colin Alexander (UK), cello


http://nunord.net/wp/nunord-2014-cafeteatret/

Tickets Billetter: 100,- 50,-
Cafeteatret Hollendergata 8
Oslo


18th July 2014

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2014 - VIOLS & OBJECTS

Music We

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
Tickets £8 advance/£10 on door
Available from www.musicwedliketohear.com

Phantasm & Mira Benjamin, John Lely, Tim Parkinson, Markus Trunk

William Lawes - Consort Sett ! a5 in g
Christian Wolff - Another (2012)
William Lawes - Consort Sett II a5 in a
Taylan Susam - for sesshu toyo (2008)
William Lawes - Consort Sett III a5 in c
Alvin Lucier - Chambers (1968)
William Lawes - Consort Sett IV a5 in F
Antoine Beuger - three drops of rain/east wind/ocean (2006)
William Lawes - Consort Sett V a5 in C


11th July 2014

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2014 - STRING QUARTET

Music We

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
Tickets £8 Advance/ £10 on door
www.musicwedliketohear.com

The Ligeti Quartet

Carola Bauckholt - Lichtung (2011)
Jo Kondo - Mister Bloomfield, His Spacing (1973)
Luiz Henrique Yudo - Chinese Wall Paper (two realisations) (2012)
Matteo Fargion - Pining for Madame Lupukhov (1985)
Joanna Bailie - Five Famous Adagios (2006)

4th July 2014

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like to Hear 2014 - DRUMS & PIANO

Music We

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
Tickets £8 Advance/ £10 on door
www.musicwedliketohear.com

Adam Morris - percussion
Tim Parkinson - piano

Chiyoko Szlavnics - Her Teeth Were White (1999)
Makiko Nishikaze - resonae piani II & III (2010-11)
Jonathan Marmor - Jonathan Marmor (1995/2014)
Christian Wolff - For Morty (1987)
Kunsu Shim - trace, elements (IV) (2005)
Matteo Fargion - Float Weave (1996)

26th May 2014

8 p.m.

LCMF 2014

LCMF 2014

Christopher Hobbs - McCrimmon Will Never Return (1970-73)
James Clarke - Island (2003)
Gavin Bryars - 1, 2, 1-2-3-4 (1971)
Poulomi Desai - Live set
Tim Parkinson - untitled 2004b (2004) (world premiere)
John White a selection of piano sonatas
Christopher Hobbs - Aran (1970-73)
Maggie Nicols - Live improvisation
Consumer Electronics - Estuary English (2014)

Performers
Philip Best voice, electronics (Consumer Electronics)
Gavin Bryars reed organ, percussion
Poulomi Desai prepared sitar and electronics
Sarah Froelich voice, electronics (Consumer Electronics)
Russell Haswell electronics (Consumer Electronics)
Christopher Hobbs reed organ, percussion
Maggie Nicols voice
Philip Thomas piano, reed organ
John Tilbury piano, reed organ, percussion

This year, we open the festival with a survey of the many British composers and performers who have chosen to swim against the tide.

In a rare reunion since their Obscure Records days, Gavin Bryars and Christopher Hobbs will resurrect several key experimental works of the era. Alongside this John Tilbury will premiere piano sonatas by fellow experimentalist John White. Meanwhile, subterranean explorer Philip Thomas showcases the work of two composers - James Clarke and Tim Parkinson - who have sidestepped conventional musical thought in two very different ways.

It is through improvisation that some of Britain's most radical artists have found their voice. Tonight we witness the legendary solo vocals of Maggie Nicols (pictured above), and the electronic sitar improv of Poulomi Desai.

None of these artists, however, strays more terrifyingly from convention than Consumer Electronics (pictured below), active since the early 1980s. Their recent album Estuary English provides tonight's focus.

http://www.lcmf.co.uk/