L'Auditori Sampler Sèries, Barcelona

8.30pm Thursday October 27 2016
L'Auditori de Barcelona
Lepant 150, 08013 Barcelona

Joanna Bailie — Artificial Environment No.8
Joanna Bailie — Artificial Environments Nos.1-5
Bryn Harrison — Repetitions in Extended Time

Plus-Minus at Kammer Klang

8.30pm Tuesday February 7 2017
Kammer Klang
Cafe Oto,
18-22 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL

Plus-Minus is pleased to present the world premiere of a new piece by Cassandra Miller commissioned by the group with the help of the Canada Council for the Arts. The evening also features a new piece by Miller for soprano Juliet Fraser and a set by sound artist Christine Sum Kim.

Open Ear with BBC Radio 3

7.30pm Thursday March 2 2017
St John-at Hackney
Lower Clapton Rd
London E5 0PD

Joanna Bailie — Artificial Environments Nos.1-5
Carola Bauckholt Hirn und Ei
Carola Bauckholt — Geräuschtöne

Plus-Minus and Juliet Fraser at Cafe Oto

8.00pm Thursday May 18 2017
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL

Matthew Shlomowitz — Popular Contexts, Volume 6
Bernhard Lang The Cold Trip, part 2
Marko Ciciliani — Black Horizon

Plus-Minus Ensemble and guest soprano Juliet Fraser present three recent works. Matthew Shlomowitz’s Popular Contexts series combines recognisable real-world recorded sound with live instrumental music. In Volume 6, with recordings of both the world and the world of music, the sampler joins vibes and kit to expand the sonic and conceptual horizons of a jazz-pop trio. The Cold Trip is part of Bernhard Lang’s ongoing Monadologies cycle, which presents ‘meta-compositions’ based on well-known scores from music history. Part 2, for voice, piano and laptop, deals with the second half of Winterreise, creating palimpsests of Schubert’s original textures. Marko Ciciliani’s Black Horizon was inspired by trips the composer made to the western deserts of the USA. Ciciliani treats the electric guitars as resonant spaces, subdividing the strings to transform each one into a virtual instrument with its own acoustic properties.

Bernhard Lang’s The Cold Trip, part 2 was commissioned by Arts Council England, Berliner Festspiele with support from the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Hinrichsen Foundation, with development by the PRS Foundation For Music.

Klang Festival

8:00pm Monday May 29 2017
Blågårdsplads 6A,

Simon Steen Andersen — Mono
Morten Ladehoff — new work
Joanna Bailie — Artificial Environments Nos.1-5
Laurence Crane — Octet
Cassandra Miller — Traveller Song

Photograph: Camille Blake