A-B

6:00pm Tuesday 22 May 2013
City University Performance Space
St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

A concert exploring the possibilities created from interaction between live performance and digital technology. Steen-Andersen’s work turns a sonic microscope on the voice, amplifying and recontextualising phonemes into musical phrases while Ablinger transcribes the microvariations of a blank vinyl record for solo piano. Prins pits the live performer against a virtual avatar, blending the acoustic and digital together in a new reality. In Rodgers’ piece, a handson exploration of the sonic possibilities of percussion is captured and transformed by live sampling, the electronic processing enhancing and augmenting the live performance.

Simon Steen-AndersenIn Her Frown
Peter AblingerPiano and record
Stefan PrinsPiano Hero 1
Stefan PrinsPiano Hero 2
Georgia RodgersA to B

Mark Knoop, piano and voice
Serge Vuille, percussion and voice
Newton Armstrong, electronics

Kings Place March 2013

8pm Monday March 18 2013
Kings Place, London

Plus Minus presents a concert of works tracing the ensemble’s unique range of interests — from alternative notions of music theatre through to the micro-investigation of sound and high-concept approaches to contemporary music making. Two UK premieres by Jennifer Walshe and Joanna Bailie will join new pieces especially written for the group by Newton Armstrong and James Weeks.

Newton ArmstrongNew Work [wp]
Jennifer Walshe same person/not the same person
James WeeksNew Work [wp]
Joanna BailieArtificial Environments Nos. 1 to 5

City University

7pm Tuesday 30 October 2012
Performance Space at City University London
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

Plus Minus presents a concert of solos and duos performed by cellist Séverine Ballon and Mark Knoop on piano.

Rebecca Saundersstudy – work in progress [wp]
Nicolaus A HuberBeds and Brackets
Andrew Nobleyou and me and the market makes three [wp]
Mauro LanzaLa Bataille de Caresme et de Charnage
Bernd Alois ZimmermannIntercomunicazione

Kings Place October 2012

8pm Monday October 15 2012
Kings Place, London

Sound Source. Plus Minus presents an international programme of works focused on the ways and means of producing sound and harnessing its resonance. Sound sources include rice grains falling onto a variety of different surfaces, two amplified performers using extended vocal techniques, a piano modified by live electronics, and almost nothing – namely the “sound” of background noise. A new work by Alex Hills especially written for the group joins music from experimental American composer Michael Pisaro, the young Dane Simon Steen-Andersen and Italians Fausto Romitelli and Agostino Di Scipio.

Fausto RomitelliTrash TV Trance
Simon Steen-AndersenIn Her Frown
Michael Pisaroricefall
Alex HillsNew Work [wp]
Agostino Di Scipion.3a/Background Noise Study

City University concert

7:00 pm Tuesday 12 June 2012
Performance Space at City University London
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

A concert of works by City University composition students Andy Mayell, Davy Berryman, Maja Schriver, Christopher Corcoran, Anneli Bentler, Alice Jeffreys, James Perkins and Lukasz Kasprzak.

Plus Minus at Bath Spa University

6 June 2012
Bath Spa University

Concert and workshop of pieces by Bath Spa University students.

SuperCollider Symposium 2012

17 April 2012
City University

Plus Minus performs as part of the SuperCollider Symposium 2012. Featuring new works by:

  • Erik Nystrom
  • Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay
  • Yota Morimoto
  • Alo Allik
  • Richard Hoadley
  • Tim Walters
  • Scott Wilson (with guest Xenia Pestova)

Borealis Festival 2012

Friday 16 March 2012
Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway

Nicolaus A. Huber/Johannes Kreidler Double Portrait

Nicolaus A. HuberBeds and Brackets
Johannes KreidlerSlot Machines
Johannes KreidlerMoney
Johannes KreidlerCharts Music (arranged)
Johannes Kreidleruntitled performance #3
Nicolaus A. HuberHarakiri (arranged)

Plus video work by Johannes Kreidler

Plus Minus at Oxford Brookes

29 February 2012
Oxford Brookes University

Concert and workshop of pieces by Oxford Brookes students.

City University Workshop

7 and 8 December 2011
City University

Plus Minus workshops student compositions from City University students.