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-Andersen – In Her Frown Peter Ablinger – Piano and record Stefan Prins – Piano Hero 1 Stefan Prins – Piano Hero 2 Georgia Rodgers – A to B
Mark Knoop, piano and voice
Serge Vuille, percussion and voice
Newton Armstrong, electronics
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 Armstrong – New Work [wp] Jennifer Walshe – same person/not the same person James Weeks – New Work [wp] Joanna Bailie – Artificial Environments Nos. 1 to 5
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 Saunders – study – work in progress [wp] Nicolaus A Huber – Beds and Brackets Andrew Noble – you and me and the market makes three [wp] Mauro Lanza – La Bataille de Caresme et de Charnage Bernd Alois Zimmermann – Intercomunicazione
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 Romitelli – Trash TV Trance Simon Steen-Andersen – In Her Frown Michael Pisaro – ricefall Alex Hills – New Work [wp] Agostino Di Scipio – n.3a/Background Noise Study
Friday 16 March 2012
Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway
Nicolaus A. Huber/Johannes Kreidler Double Portrait
Nicolaus A. Huber – Beds and Brackets Johannes Kreidler – Slot Machines Johannes Kreidler – Money Johannes Kreidler – Charts Music (arranged) Johannes Kreidler – untitled performance #3 Nicolaus A. Huber – Harakiri (arranged)