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.

28th May 2015

7 p.m.

Time With People @ City Summer Sounds

Time With People @ City Summer Sounds

Edges presents the London premiere of English composer Tim Parkinson's opera, Time With People, with the same production featured in its sold out performance at hcmf.

Sounds, silences, movements, objects, soloists, chorus; these elements are isolated, intermingled and intensified to confound and concentrate our sense of how they function within and outside of the work itself, which is - following tradition - a collection of works: an opera.

Admission Price: Free to attend, please book your place


14th May 2015

4:30 p.m.

Opera Hour on Resonance FM

Opera Hour on Resonance FM

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today Richard talks to the English composer Tim Parkinson about his opera, Time With People, a work which, according to one critic, is 'reconstructing music from the ground up'. Plus composer, poet & performer Sorana Santos who will be performing songs from her new album Our Lady of Stars.


31st March 2015

7 p.m.

Ensemble NoName

Ensemble NoName

"Behind closed doors" - a series of three meetings of the Nizhny Novgorod unusual public and ensemble NoName-ensemble in the new spaces Arsenal. Name of the project refers to the eponymous play by Jean-Paul Sartre. Each meeting takes place in one of the new premises of the Volga-Vyatka NCCA. In this case, the audience arranged as freely as possible, and the musicians are hidden from view. This makes it possible to limit acute hearing and refers to the type of home listening to music on a CD. Each meeting includes different options for interactivity: discussion, special research tasks for the students.

dieterich buxtehude - plaeludim und fuga (akk)
catherine lamb - open-scape (v-no)
sofia gubaidulina - sonatina (fl)
tim parkinson - flute and bass
radu malfatti - heikou

links on the TV about concert:


The number of viewers is limited, booking by phone. 423-57-41

24th March 2015

7:30 p.m.



Chris Newman songs, including Good Day After Good Orgasm, My Wife is French, Latest French Style, Weedy Willy, I Got My Videos, Girls Are Like My Sister

sung by Adam de la Cour, with Tim Parkinson piano

squib-box, in part­ner­ship with Hack­ney Clas­si­cal present a series of con­certs inter­ro­gat­ing the fun­da­ments of human existence.

SEX /// 24th March
… with Matthew Lee Knowles, Tim Parkin­son, Chris New­man, live porno sound­tracks etc etc.

…or by dona­tion, and held at The Rus­set in Hackney.


6th March 2015


New Dots

New Dots

The Ligeti Quartet will be working with a number of composers including Tom Green, Tim Parkinson and Ji Sun Yang on new pieces at various stages of the composition process. Join us to hear them working together, to get an insight into what they are working on and to meet up and share experiences with fellow composers. Scores will be provided.


3rd March 2015

6 p.m.

Drawing Towards Sound

Drawing Towards Sound

4 March - 4 April 2015

Private View: 3 March, 6pm

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery & Project Space,
University of Greenwich,
10 Stockwell Street,
London SE10 8EY

Drawing towards Sound:Visualising the Sonic is an exhibition curated by David Ryan. It examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers. Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/"new" notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated. It will position these "classic" experimental notations - such as Cage and Boulez - with the output of contemporary composers and visual artists. Highlights will include a complete performance of Cornelius Cardew's 1960s graphic score Treatise, a visit and workshop performance by American experimentalist composer Alvin Curran (b.1938), and a rare chance to see UK performer Anton Lukoszevieze's drawings and films, as well as Icelandic sound artist Hallveig Agústsdóttir's drawing performances.

25th February 2015

7:15 p.m.

A Few Silence

A Few Silence

A Few Silence

in a continuous sequence lasting one hour

G. Douglas Barrett
A Few Silence (Holy Trinity, 25 February 2015, 19:15) (2008)

Jürg Frey
Wen 3 (1999/2000)

Stefan Thut
two (strings) and boxes (2012/13)

Antoine Beuger
Kiarostami Quintets (2004)

Mira Benjamin, Aleks Kolkowski, John Lely, Tim Parkinson, James Saunders

free / donations welcome

19:15 Wednesday 25 February 2015

venue: Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London

curated by John Lely

To complement the RCM Silence and Music colloquium, we present the work of four composers who share an appreciation of silence, duration and listening. These works will be placed on a ground of silence, in one continuous performance lasting one hour.


26th November 2014

10 p.m.

Time With People @ hcmf

Time With People @ hcmf


an opera by


First complete performance by


26th November 2014
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Tickets £12 (£10 concession; £8 online)


3rd November 2014

8 p.m.




Film Screening and Resonant Objects

Samantha Rebello / Jennifer Nightingale / Simon Payne / Peter Gidal / Alvin Lucier's Opera With Objects performed by Tim Parkinson

Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, E2 9EG
3 November, 2014, 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
£5 on the door (£3 concessions)

CONTACT is a new series of screening events presenting a range of filmmakers’ work and associations across different practices and art forms. The second programme in the series involves objects, surfaces and resonant sounds on the cusp of recognitionability in Samantha Rebello's The Object Which Thinks Us, recent pinhole films by Jennifer Nightingale, the new film Not Far At All by Peter Gidal, new videos by Simon Payne, and the composer Alvin Lucier's Opera With Objects performed by Tim Parkinson.

More information: contactscreenings.co.uk