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 Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1.00pm 
Horizons 2012
National Concert Hall

Tickets: Free
National Symphony Orchestra - conducted by Gavin Moloney
Karen Power - live electronics
Michael Alcorn - live electronics

This is the first of 4 Horizons Concerts by Ireland's National Symphony Orchestra. Karen Power is the featured composer and has curated this concert program.
'A 'half 'n' half' concert combining the new with the traditional, one in which Michael Alcorn and I dare to compose live on stage using our laptops as instruments. I am fascinated by the ready-made "symphonies" of our everyday environments; my new work, no chaos: only organised panic, therefore journeys into nature, exploring soundworlds where night-crickets and cracking ice mingle with the orchestral score. With Scelsi's Zen-influenced pieces for orchestra it's a world of dreamlike meditations, and with Alcorn's Synapse, great colliding icebergs of sound!'

Karen Power : no choas: only organised panic
Karen Power : one piece of chocolate per bar (2008)
Michael Alcorn : Synapse
Giacinto Scelsi : Quattro Pezzi su una nota sola


 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:00 

Maltepe University Concert Hall, Istanbul


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)


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

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


United Kingdom
 Saturday, January 21, 2012 at  
Box of Delights. BCMG Family Concerts
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom

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


United Kingdom
 Monday, January 23, 2012 at 23rd - 28th January 2012 
United Kingdom

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…

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


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


Ensemble Oktopus for Contemporary Music

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

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