Performed at Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto November 2013 by Vicky Wright, Tom Pauwels, Roderick Chadwick, Mark Knoop, Aisha Orazbayeva and Newton Armstrong.
8:00pm Thursday 18 May 2017
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.
8:00pm Tuesday 2 February 2016
Fundación BBVA Plaza de San Nicolás, 4.
Matthew Shlomowitz • Fast Medium Swing
Aldo Clementi • Madrigale
José M. Sánchez-Verdú • Tres Caprichos
Bernhard Lang • DW23: …Loops for Dr. X
James Tenney • Critical Band
4:00pm Friday 28 November 2014
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Phipps Hall, Huddersfield
Alexander Schubert • Sensate Focus [wp]
Bernhard Lang • DW23: …Loops for Dr.X
James Weeks • Looping Busker Music
Plus-Minus presents a concert of works especially written for the group, including the premiere of Alexander Schubert’s Sensate Focus, alongside recent pieces by Bernhard Lang and James Weeks. The programme features field recordings of street musicians, samples from a horror movie soundtrack, a synchronised light show and itchy loops.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
18-22 Ashwin Street, London
Johannes Kreidler • Money
Newton Armstrong • Nature Pieces
Bernhard Lang • DW23: … Loops for Dr.X
4:00pm Sunday 27 October 2013
Transit Festival Leuven
Bernhard Lang • DW23: …Loops for Dr.X [wp]
Guy De Bièvre • Time Zones 0.3/Water Clock [wp]
Peter Ablinger • Voices and Piano
Nicolaus A. Huber • Harakiri (arranged)