Plus-Minus at the Guildhall

Friday July 4 2014
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT

A concert of new works by composers studying at the Guildhall, as well as Peter Ablinger’s Amtssee bei Regen and On bare trees by James Saunders.

Bath Spa

Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 June 2014
Bath Spa University

Two evenings of concerts of works by student composers from Bath Spa University.

James Saunders portrait concert

7pm Tuesday April 8 2014
City University Performance Space
St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

James Saunderswhat you must do, rather than must not do
James Saunderswith paper
James Saundersso many territories
James Saundersthings whole and not whole


Kammer Klang

Tuesday 26 November 2013
Kammer Klang
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street, London

Johannes KreidlerMoney
Newton ArmstrongNature Pieces
Bernhard LangDW23: … Loops for Dr.X

Transit 2013

4:00pm Sunday 27 October 2013
Transit Festival Leuven
Labozaal, STUK

Bernhard LangDW23: …Loops for Dr.X [wp]
Guy De BièvreTime Zones 0.3/Water Clock [wp]
Peter AblingerVoices and Piano
Nicolaus A. HuberHarakiri (arranged)


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.