7th November 2019

7:30 p.m.

string quartet 2019

string quartet 2019

string quartet 2019 by Tim Parkinson (Samuel Beckett Research Centre Creative Fellow 2018-19)

premiere by Plus Minus Ensemble

Bulmershe Theatre, Minghella Studios, Reading




28th October 2019

7:30 p.m.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

St David

Rhodri Davies – harp & electronics 
Angharad Davies - violin & piano
Tim Parkinson – piano

Cutting-edge experimental composition and improvisation take centre-stage in an evening that promises a plethora of new works from some of Wales’s leading experimental artists.

 Gorwel Owen  Wybrennau (Landscapes 1)    9' 
 Heledd Francis Wright   Chwarddiad cawraidd i’r cwmwl   10' 
 Rhodri Davies  Amen   6'
 Siwan Rhys  Dwylo premiere   4'
 Catrin Jones  Mantrasiacra  21'
 Angharad Davies  'Mwy na digon…’  15'
 Richard Barrett   Codex III premiere   8'

Rhodri Davies 
Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 and lives in Swansea. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice, dry ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: TremOver ShadowsWound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance. His regular groups include: Common Objects, HEN OGLEDD, a duo with John Butcher, Cranc and a duo with DANE LAW. He has worked with the following artists: David Sylvian, Jenny Hval, Derek Bailey, Mark Fell, Kahimi Karie, Laura Cannell, Lina Lapelyte, Sachiko M, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke, Christian Marclay and David Toop.

Angharad Davies
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.

Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

Tim Parkinson
Tim Parkinson (b.1973) has consistently pursued an independent path, seeking to engage with whatever it means today to be a functioning composer in the world. His music has been labelled as experimental, "reconstructing music from the ground up", and "sounding like nothing else", the work invariably returning to fundamental questions around the meaning of sound. He has been associated with other British independent voices of the same generation, such as Bailie, Crane, Harrison, Newland, Saunders, Whitty.  

His music is mostly performed by a dedicated community of friends and musicians, but he has also written for various groups and ensembles including Apartment House, [rout], Incidental Music, Dedalus, Edges, Basel Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta; and for various instrumentalists including Stephen Altoft, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt, Tanja Masanti, Andrew Sparling, Craig Shepard, Silvia Tarozzi, Stefan Thut, Deborah Walker. His music has been performed in UK, Europe, USA, Armenia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Broadcasts of music have been on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, WDR Köln, and Schweizer Radio SRF2. Two albums of music have been released on Edition Wandelweiser (2006, 2010), and in 2019 Pleasure Island was released on Slip.  




15th October 2019


Piano Music 2015-16 (atd6)

Piano Music 2015-16 (atd6)


on all that dust

ATD6 — CD/download
Tim Parkinson 
piano music 2015-16
performed by Mark Knoop



12th October 2019

8 p.m.

Synchromy & Autoduplicity

Synchromy & Autoduplicity

Synchromy, the L.A. composer collective, teams up with Autoduplicity for an evening of musical games and games that make music. A concert of world premieres  that includes everything from pattycake to trivia, and bouncing balls to video games.

Tim Parkinson: Opus 1, from Time With People

Isaac Shankler: The Two-Body Problem*
Carolyn Chen: Good Work, for two players*
Sean Griffin: Pattycake
John White: Drinking and Hooting Machine
Cassia Streb: Game Time

Boston Court Pasadena
70 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena CA 91106




14th September 2019

11 p.m.

Pleasure Island on BBC

Pleasure Island on BBC

Tom Service and Kate Molleson review the latest new music releases including albums from Tim Parkinson, Joanna Bailie and Donnacha Dennehy.




13th September 2019

7:30 p.m.

Pleasure Island @ Cafe Oto

Pleasure Island @ Cafe Oto



Cafe Oto, London, E8 3DL
£10 adv. a night / £18 for both nights




6th September 2019

8 p.m.

People Inside Electronics

People Inside Electronics

2+2= 2? 4? Or possibly 5? In Aperplicity, https://www.facebook.com/apertureduo/" target="_blank">Aperture Duo and Autoduplicity join forces for an evening of musical chairs presented by PIE. Autoture, Rachnea, Jennrianne, Linachriafer…what happens in the mixup? Viola jokes, word games, youtube videos, and amplified chalkboards. Join the confusion and find out for yourself!

Viola Joke by Alex Temple
Time With People, Op. 1 by Tim Parkinson
Speech Suite by Todd Moellenberg (world premiere)
Wash Me Whiter Than Snow by Jennifer Walshe
I Delayed People’s Flights By Walking Slowly In Narrow Hallways by Mayke Nas and Wouter Snoei

Throop Unitarian Church

300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101



24th August 2019

10:15 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear on BBC Radio 3

Music We

Kate Molleson presents two works by Harrison Birtwistle performed by the Nash Ensemble and recorded at London's Wigmore Hall in April; composer, Brian Irvine introduces his Sound of the Week which has has a nautical connection; there is glitch minimalism for soprano and tape by John McGuire and Kate introduces her selection of new releases including music by Erika Fox and Linda Catlin Smith

Erika Fox 
Café Warsaw 1944
III. Scherzo
IV. Lament and Coda​​​​​​
Goldfield Ensemble
Richard Baker (conductor)

Harrison Birtwistle
Fantasia upon all the notes for ensemble
Nash Ensemble
Stefan Asbury (conductor)

​Linda Catlin Smith ​​​​​
​​Among the Tarnished Stars 
​​Apartment House: 
​​Anton Lukoszevieze (piano), Mira Benjamin (violin) 
Heather Roche (clarinet) & Philip Thomas (piano)

Harrison Birtwistle
The Woman and the Hare 
Claire Booth (soprano)
Simone Leona Hueber (reciter)
Nash Ensemble
Stefan Asbury (conductor)

John McGuire
A Cappella 
for soprano and tape
Beth Griffith (soprano)


17th August 2019

10:15 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear on BBC Radio 3

Music We

Kate Molleson presents recent CD releases plus concert performances of new music, by pianist Zubin Kanga and from the Music We'd Like To Hear series.
Plus composer/performer Neil Luck talks about his Sound of the Week.
Simon Loeffler: September 08 
Zubin Kanga (keyboards)
Severine Ballon: Cloches fendues I & II 
Severine Ballon (cello)

Helena Tulva: Being Mountain I Remain Silent
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)
Zubin Kanga: Transformations II 
Alexander Schubert: Piano-Wiki.net 
Zubin Kanga (keyboards)
Newton Armstrong: A line alongside itself 
Severine Ballon (cello)
Newton Armstrong (sound diffusion)




19th July 2019

7:30 p.m.

Music We'd Like To Hear 2019

Music We

Séverine Ballon – Cloches fendues 1 & 2** (2018)

Michael Parsons – Tenebrio (1995)

Newton Armstrong – A line alongside itself** (2019)

John McGuire – A Cappella* (1995–97)


Séverine Ballon, cello

John Lely, CX5M

Newton Armstrong, audio

Beth Griffith, voice


For the final concert, we present the world premiere of a new work for multitracked cello from Newton Armstrong working closely with cellist and composer Séverine Ballon, who will also realise two of her own pieces. Also on the programme is an FM synthesis work by Michael Parsons, composed on a Yamaha music computer from the early 1980s. Finally, we are thrilled to welcome singer Beth Griffith to present a rarely performed work for multitracked voice written for her by John McGuire. This sparkling music will end the series as the sun sets in the tranquil, light-filled acoustic of St Mary at Hill.


doors 19.00, music 19.30 

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane (off Eastcheap), London EC3R 8EE (2-minute walk from Monument tube).

£11 advance/£15 on the door. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-wed-like-to-hear-2019-iii-tickets-62972586702

This edition is supported by Hinrichsen Foundation and the Richard Thomas Foundation