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17 Jan 
 
18 Jan



Turkey
 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:00 

Maltepe University Concert Hall, Istanbul

Turkey
http://www.mehmeterhantanman.com
erhantanman@gmail.com

National Philharmonic Quartet of Bulgaria
Can Okan



Mehmet Erhan Tanman : String Quartet: The Cats
Mehmet Erhan Tanman : Piano Quintet
Mehmet Erhan Tanman : Transcriptions (for solo piano)

19 Jan



Brazil
 Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 21.00 
Concerto de percusão
Brasilia
Festival Internacional das Artes de Brasília
Brazil

Grupo de alunos do curso CIVEBRA34
(34º Curso Internacional de Verão de Brasília) sob a direcção de Miquel Bernat




António Pinho Vargas : Árias de ópera para Tuba e Percussão

20 Jan 
 
21 Jan



United Kingdom
 Saturday, January 21, 2012 at  
Box of Delights. BCMG Family Concerts
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom
http://www.bcmg.org.uk
info@bcmg.org.uk

Tickets: £6 adults / £4 under 16s / £16 group ticket* (*admits4 people – including 1 adult, 2 children)
Mezzo-Soprano: Loré Lixenberg *
Percussion: Julian Warburton / Adrian Spillet / Simon Limbrick / Richard Benjafield
Stage Direction/Visuals: Tim Hopkins

Many a child will have arranged a set of pots and pans and turned them into a drum kit or run a stick along a melodious set of railings at the park, delighting in the music produced. So too, many a modern composer has been fascinated by the sounds around them, whether the resonance of different pieces of metal or wood, the ping of a china cup or the echo of distant bell.

Our Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music. These hour-long performances weave theatre and film with the music to create fun, colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young minds.

From the exuberance and joy of Ligeti’s With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles to the ear-catching rustles, taps and scratches of Feldman’s The King of Denmark, be wowed by the sheer virtuosity and theatre of BCMG’s four percussionists and singer Loré Lixenberg.

A cornucopia of percussion instruments more often seen on the classroom music trolley are brought into the limelight and used in magical ways; everyday objects are transformed into wonderful sound makers; and, things you might ordinarily throw away or find at a rubbish tip have astonishing music coaxed out of them.

Before and after the performances, there will be fun activities in the foyer for the young people to create their own music using BCMG’s wonderful array of percussion instruments. So please turn up early or stay afterwards and enjoy the whole BCMG Family Concerts experience!

Best suited to children aged 8-11. Performances will last around one hour.


Lou Harrison : Fugue for percussion
Iannis Xenakis : Rebonds B
John Cage : Second Construction in Metal
Steve Reich : Music for pieces of wood
sean clancy : new piece (BCMG commission)
Morton Feldman : The King of Denmark
John Woolrich : new piece (BCMG commission/ world premiere)
John Cage : Living room music
Gyorgy Ligeti : With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles

22 Jan 
 
23 Jan



United Kingdom
 Monday, January 23, 2012 at 23rd - 28th January 2012 
666_events
WORLDWIDE/GLOBAL
WORLDWIDE/GLOBAL
United Kingdom
http://www.sixhundredandsixtysixevents.com/
info@sixhundredandsixtysixevents.com

Tickets: FREE
six day global happening
read - respond - relax - repeat
January 23rd - 28th 2012

666_events will take place over six days at the end of January 2012. People, whoever they are and wherever they happen to be are invited to take part in a global performance happening, interpreting short instructions, producing all manner of results. Each of the six events will last an entire day and be repeated, exactly or totally differently, 111 times, in quick succession or freely/precisely spaced. If each repetition were to last thirteen minutes, then the participants day would be totally engulfed, however, make each repetition last a couple of seconds and ninety-nine per cent of the day is left free. Performances can be meticulously planned in advance or spontaneously improvised on the day. Participants need not complete every event, but are free to pick and choose, following the time zone of their country. It is hoped, but not obligatory, that performances will be documented, in audio/visual form, or more abstractly in poetry, sculpture or sketch. However, this is not the central aim of the project and no-one need even know a performance has happened. Performances themselves can span the spectrum from private, unobserved and solitary to extravagant, collaborative and public. There are of course, as many ways to interpret these instructions as there are people to read them, wherein lies the focus of the excitement, coupled with knowing that somewhere in the world someone else may well be asking the same silly, serious, surreal or standard questions. Also, they need not be physical, but can be of the mind, perhaps more spiritually concentrated. Ultimately every question asked, action taken and energy expended is part of a much larger, shared experience, called, 666_events.

Monday 23rd January
Cut into an item of clothing you are wearing

Tuesday 24th January
Compose and deliver a nonsense email

Wednesday 25th January
Stop a stranger and ask for directions to a place that doesn’t exist

Thursday 26th January
Post an unnecessary notice on a wall

Friday 27th January
Read a line of text written by the Marquis de Sade

Saturday 28th January
Write a message on a paper aeroplane and deliver it to the air



The first of these global happenings, six_events, transpired in 2008 and was followed in 2010 by sixty_six_events, a collaboration with Andy Ingamells. In 2014 6666_events will be released into the atmosphere…


www.sixhundredandsixtysixevents.com
www.youtube.com/666_events
www.facebook.com/sixhundredandsixtysixevents
www.myspace.com/666_events
www.twitter.com/666_events


666_ events : 666_events
666_ events : 666_events

24 Jan



Germany
 Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 20.00 
Neue Musik – im Zeichen der Finanzkrise?
University of Music and Arts of Munich

Germany

Ensemble Oktopus for Contemporary Music



António Pinho Vargas : Movimentos do subsolo, Quarteto de cordas no 2 (2008)

25 Jan



United States
 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer Presents “An American Idyll”- a Quintet of Free NYC Concerts Featuring Works by American Composers
St. Paul's Chapel
117th Street and Amsterdam Ave
United States
http://www.colubmia.ed

Tickets: FREE
Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of American organ music in An American Idyll - a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music by 20th and 21st century American composers, Archer is slated to premiere two commissioned works: organ preludes He Leadeth me! O Blessed Tho’t!, Be Thou My Vision, and Eternal Father, Strong to Save by Columbia alumnus Hayes Biggs; and a new work (title TBA) by Pulitzer-prize finalist and Vassar College professor Harold Meltzer. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Joan Tower, Judith Lang Zaimont, Pamela Decker, Claire Shore, Libby Larsen, Emma Lou Diemer, and Kim D. Sherman.

www.gailarcher.com



26 Jan



United States
 Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Sunny Knable's
Merkin Concert Hall, The Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street, NY, NY
United States
212.501.3330
http://kaufman-center.org/mch

Tickets: $10 admission, $10 CD's
Anne Marie Bermont, violin
Sarah Carrier, flute
Richard Cionco, piano
Joe Drew, trumpet
Ian Flatt, cello
Blanca Celia Gonzalez, violin
Sunny Knable, piano
Alex Nguyen, trumpet
Zsaz Rutkowski, cello
Cynthia Marcus Smith, violin


Composer/pianist Sunny Knable to give concert in celebration of his debut CD release "American Variations" on Centaur Records. Knable's unique blend of Americana and post-modern eclecticism has won him numerous prizes and adored performances worldwide. Join him for this exciting and vital evening of new music.

Sunny Knable : Chase! (2011) for violin and piano
Sunny Knable : Harlem Cycle (2006/2008) for soprano and piano
Sunny Knable : Grimm's Hood (2009) for 2 trumpets, piano and percussion
Sunny Knable : Trio (2010) for flute, cello and piano
Sunny Knable : American Variations (2007) for piano solo
Sunny Knable : Bartok in Brooklyn (2007) for string quartet and piano

27 Jan



United States
 Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:30 
COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE FESTIVAL 2012
Various Venues
http://composersconcordance.com/festival.php
United States
(646) 522-9442
http://composersconcordance.com/festival.php
composersconcordancerecords@gmail.com

Tickets: free to $20



The Most Eclectic Contemporary Music Festival of the Season

Transversing genres, locales and aesthetic modes throughout NYC and beyondWith a 28-year history of leading-edge concert production in NYC, Composers Concordance presents The Composers Concordance Festival 2012. This will be a whirlwind of five innovative contemporary music concerts in ten days, including over 40 of NYC's most distinctive and accomplished composers. This festival spotlights the composer in different contexts, engaging the audience and performer in the creative process, and contending with the dizzying multiplicity of styles within today's music scene. All the while, Composers Concordance puts a premium on distinguishability, that factor by which we remember and denote individual identity - and it's that aspect, the distinction and breadth of the composer's message, on which we'll chiefly focus.


Gene Pritsker : Basho's Rain
Gene Pritsker : Roundelay
Gene Pritsker : Illegitimate Blues
Gene Pritsker : America Electronique
Gene Pritsker : Inexhaustible

27 Jan



United States
 Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8:00pm 
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Unites Five Varying Composers and Concertos
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $28-$52, Students $10
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, presents “Strange Bedfellows: Unexpected Concertos” – a program of five incongruous concertos by five different composers featuring five of today’s most revered solo artists. Spearheading the evening is the world premiere of Eric Chasalow’s Horn Concerto with horn soloist Bruno Schneider. Other works include: the American premiere of Andrew Norman’s Air: Concerto for Theremin with Dalit Warshaw (theremin); Luciano Berio’s Chemins II with Jack Stulz (viola); Keeril Makan’s Dream Lightly: Electric Guitar Concerto with Seth Josel (electric guitar); and Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto with Avi Avital (mandolin).

www.bmop.org


28 Jan 
 
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2 Feb 
 
3 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 03, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Musicians Wrestle Everywhere
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 conc
Conductor: Clement Power
Soprano: Susan Narucki


A concert, focusing in part on music created using ‘found’ material, provides the perfect opportunity to bring back Judith Weir’s Musicians Wrestle Everywhere. This a thirteen minute chamber concerto inspired by the exotic soundscape of Weir's urban environment, London SE17, was premiered by BCMG in 1995.

BCMG/SAM Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Seán Clancy’s new piece uses both ‘found’ text and popular music as its inspiration. Findetotenlieder is an extended song in six verses, with instrumental interludes, setting text drawn from Gabriel Orozco’s artwork Obit to music very loosely based on Someone Great by LCD Soundsystem. Obit, recently exhibited at Tate Modern, is itself a collection of found objects – single peculiar lines taken from New York Times obituaries.

Premiered by the London Sinfonietta in March 2011, Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions alludes to the popular sheet music Barry used to avidly collect and listen to as a boy.

The second half of the programme is entirely taken up by Gérard Grisey’s ‘Four songs to cross the threshold’, which draws on poems of Christian, Egyptian, Greek and Mesopotamian origin that tell of the journey from life to death. Grisey was a major figure in French 20th century music, and a leading exponent of the so-called ‘spectral’ style of composition. This song cycle was, in an uncanny coincidence, his last completed work before his sudden and untimely death in 1998.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Seán Clancy and Stephen Newbould, open to all ticket holders, lasting approx. 30 minutes.


Judith Weir : Musicians Wrestle Everywhere
Seán Clancy : Findetotenlieder
Gerald Barry : Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions
Gerard Grisey : Quatre chants pour franchir le Seuil

4 Feb 
 
5 Feb



United States
 Sunday, February 05, 2012 at 3:00 pm 
PIXELIANCE, for flute, harp, & marimba PERI MAUER, Composer
St Mark's in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street, NY, 10003
United States

Tickets: $20 suggested donation; Students FREE
New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music

PIXELIANCE, for flute, harp, & marimba [2011] (world premiere)
PERI MAUER, COMPOSER

Mary Barto, flute
Mike Truesdell, marimba
Ashley Jackson, harp

Concert Program:
http://nycomposerscircle.org/events/event/concert-st-mark%E2%80%99s-in-the-bowery/



Peri Mauer : PIXELIANCE, for flute, harp, & marimba

6 Feb 
 
7 Feb 
 
8 Feb 
 
9 Feb 
 
10 Feb 
 
11 Feb



United States
 Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4:00pm -5:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer Presents “An American Idyll”
R.C. Church of St. Agnes
143 W. 43rd Street
United States

Tickets: FREE
Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of American organ music in An American Idyll - a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music by 20th and 21st century American composers, Archer is slated to premiere two commissioned works: organ preludes He Leadeth me! O Blessed Tho’t!, Be Thou My Vision, and Eternal Father, Strong to Save by Columbia alumnus Hayes Biggs; and a new work (title TBA) by Pulitzer-prize finalist and Vassar College professor Harold Meltzer. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Joan Tower, Judith Lang Zaimont, Pamela Decker, Claire Shore, Libby Larsen, Emma Lou Diemer, and Kim D. Sherman.

www.gailarcher.com


12 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7:00pm - 10:30pm 
The Leopard Presents!
Doncaster Leopard
2 West Street, Doncaster DN1 3AA
United Kingdom
01302 363054
http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/Doncaster/Leopard-1964.html

Tickets: £4
Bleech +
Osprey

Rock
Metal
Rock n Roll
Blues
Jazz



12 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4pm 
Peninsula Arts Music Festival
University of Plymouth - England
University of Plymouth, Drakes Circus
United Kingdom
http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=37709

Tickets: £5
The Leo String Quartet



David Everson : The Necromancer Waltz

13 Feb 
 
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15 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7pm 
The Tyranny of Fun
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 concession / £6
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor/Piano: Ryan Wigglesworth
Piano: Nicolas Hodges
Electronics: Nye Parry


Richard Baker is one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. Commissioned through BCMG’s Sound Investment scheme, Baker’s new work for ensemble and electronics addresses the theme of ‘irrational exuberance’; taking in Ravel’s death-driven waltzes, and the sounds of 80s New York disco; with live electronics that Baker has developed together with his colleague, composer/sound artist Nye Parry.

BCMG premiered Causton’s Chamber Symphony in 2009 and this performance will be the Group’s first since Causton revised the piece following its premiere.

Giving context to these works are three pieces from the 1940s and 50s. Scored for unorthodox percussion instruments, John Cage’s Second Construction is one of a series of three works composed between 1939-42, while Cage was touring the west coast of America with a percussion ensemble.

Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds), for piano and an orchestra of winds and percussion, is an enchanting sound fantasy containing imitations of no fewer than 40 different birdsongs or calls. Pianist Nicolas Hodges, the soloist for the Messiaen, is joined by Ryan Wigglesworth to open the concert with Igor Stravinsky’s Sonata for Two Pianos.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6-6.30pm with Richard Baker, open to all ticket holders.



Igor Stravinsky : Sonata for 2 pianos
John Cage : Second Construction
Richard Baker : The Tyranny of Fun
Richard Causton : Chamber Symphony
Olivier Messiaen : Oiseaux Exotiques

15 Feb



United States
 Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8pm 
NONCLASSICAL Milwaukee
The MOCT
240 E. Pittsburg Ave.
United States
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/nonclassical.aspx
laura@presentmusic.org

Tickets: $7
Gabriel Prokofiev
Joby Burgess
Peter Gregson
DJ Madhatter (Jordan Lee)
Unlooped String Ensemble

London-based composer, producer, and founder of the NONCLASSICAL record label and club night, Gabriel Prokofiev, returns to Milwaukee for a special NONCLASSICAL Milwaukee performance featuring fellow British musicians Joby Burgess, percussion, and Peter Gregson, cello. They will be joined locally by DJ Madhatter and the artist collective/string quartet, Unlooped Versus Dilla, lead by DJ Tarik AKA The Architect at The MOCT on Wednesday, February 15 in Milwaukee. More info at: http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/nonclassical.aspx.

Gabriel Prokofiev : Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra

16 Feb 
 

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