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29 May



France
 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:30pm & 10pm 
Chantier 2014-2018
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 10 Euros
Stage Design, Director François Verret
Graham F. Valentine actor-singer
Jean-Pierre Drouet percussions and voice
Martin Schütz electric cello
Charline Grand, Jean-Christophe Paré actors-dancers
Video Claire Roygnan
Lighting Raphael de Rosa
IRCAM Computer Music Design Grégory Beller

François Verret will begin his vast 5-year project "Chantier 2014-2018" at IRCAM, passing through Paris, Grenoble, and Edinburgh. Chantier 2014-2018 combines sound fragments and vocal trenches, acoustic and optical landscapes, visual haikus, and the utterances of a ventriloquist. An on-the-fly assembly of tableaux vivants inspired by the hallucinations of those who come back from the battlefield, haunted by the ghosts of History; time is sometimes paused to show us the true nature of a still life. Chantier 2014-2018 is written like an improvised and premeditated journal, intermittent and collective. A crucial movement or the unique way the space has been arranged undermines the masterful authority of speech, of fiction, or of a date.
How does one expose an event, be it trivial or historical, sifting through uncertain, fading, outrageous memories? In his "pre-posthumous works", Robert Musil describes the agony of a fly caught in Tanglefoot, the threat of a flying arrow, a buzzing of iron in the southern Tyrol sky above the lines of combat. A horrifying feeling of foreboding mixed with an unexpected happiness.
Constantly on the lookout for these moments of shock, François Verret, as a playwright, engages a group of close artists-actors, dancers, musicians, and video artists-simultaneously in his research lab.
Where to start? In the very environment of the front lines.


François Verret : Chantier

29 May



France
 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 9pm 
The Pyre
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 10 Euros
Conception, Direction, Choreography and Scenography Gisèle Vienne
Musical Creation, Performance, and Live Broadcasting KTL [Stephen O'Malley et Peter Rehberg]
Text Dennis Cooper
Lighting Patrick Riou
Costumes José Enrique Ona Selfa
Video Creation Robin Kobrynski
Set Design/Leds Designgroup Professional GmbH, LED Lightdesign
Other Set Design Espace et cie
Created in collaboration with and perormed by Anja Röttgerkamp alternating with Rose Mousselet, Lounès Pezet, Léon Rubbens and Kamiel Van Looy
Artistic Collaboration Anne Mousselet
Technical Collaboration carried out by the team from the Opéra de Lille
IRCAM Computer Music Design Manuel Poletti, Thomas Goepfer
Conception of 3D Plans Rémi Brabis
Scenography Assistance Marc Le Hingrat

Gisèle Vienne - choreographer, artist, and puppeteer - has created a world marked by terror and trouble, the lively mixed with inertia, and perception trapped by hyperrealism. Her new creation, The Pyre condenses abstract, figurative, and narrative writing and pushes the intense relationship between Gisèle Vienne and the text by Dennis Cooper to its limits. Vienne and Cooper have worked together since 2004. A dancer and a boy, totally mute, evolve in a luminous installation reminiscent of contemporary urban lighting - the city, the club.


Gisèle Vienne : The Pyre

30 May



United States
 Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:00pm 
Richard + Mika Stoltzman Salute Chick Corea at Carnegie 5/30
Carnegie Hall
New York
United States

Tickets: $50
Marimba - Mika Stoltzman
Clarinet - Richard Stoltzman
Harlem String Quartet
and more....

World renowned artists Mika and Richard Stoltzman return to Carnegie Hall for their much anticipated New Genre! Part 2 concert featuring eight world premiere works written and/or arranged specifically for them. Attracted by the multifarious, genre-busting artistry of premier jazz marimbist Mika Stoltzman, today’s most revered composers and performers gather for this special one-night only occasion. Program highlights include: the world premieres of The Nymphs for Solo Marimba by John Zorn and Burning Bright by William Thomas McKinley; works by Steve Reich and Bill Douglas; special guest artists including the Harlem String Quartet and vocalist Gayle Moran Corea, to name a few; and a robust dedication to Chick Corea featuring six of his pieces including his 2013 Grammy award-winning work Mozart Goes Dancing.

Chick Corea : six pieces...
William Thomas McKinley : Burning Bright
Steve Reich : Duet
John Zorn : The Nymphs for Solo Marimba
Bill Douglas : Marimba Concerto

31 May



Scotland
 Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Around Britten
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions / £5 students and children
Matthew Barley - Cello

Matthew Barley celebrates 100 years of Benjamin Britten with an ambitious national tour during 2013 which will involve concerts, workshops and special events in at least 100 venues across the UK.

In what promises to be an intriguing solo show, showcasing his ever-growing virtuosity as a world-renowned cellist, Barley places Britten’s powerful Third Cello Suite – dedicated to and first performed by the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich – at the centre of a programme which also includes a suite by JS Bach, who greatly inspired Britten. The programme also includes solo cello music by Tavener and specially-commissioned new works by Dai Fujikura, James MacMillan and DJ Jan Bang.

Not content with convention, as ever, Barley has commissioned visuals which will accompany the performance of the Britten from Yeast Culture (the team behind a number of critically acclaimed films including the Rite of Spring installation with the Philharmonia Orchestra). The new works by Fujikura and DJ Bang fuse cello with computer technology.



Benjamin Britten : Third Cello Suite

1 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Mauricio Kagel: The Pieces of the Compass Rose
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £22, £15, £9
Thierry Fischer conductor
London Sinfonietta

“The sound references are never used anecdotally; every one of them is integrated by Kagel’s extraordinary harmonic imagination into a world in which nothing is what it seems, and in which every new vista contains a genuine surprise.” Andrew Clements

Discover The Pieces of the Compass Rose, an extraordinary musical travelogue taking you from the north east of Brazil to the Gulf of Finland via the South American Andes. This is a rare performance of all eight movements, inspired by places located at each point of the compass relative to Kagel's native Argentina.

The distinctive sound of the salon band orchestration is accompanied by a huge array of unusual percussion instruments: cushions, a conch, even an axe chopping wood. A composer whose cultural and musical outlook embraced a life lived crossing continents, The Pieces of the Compass Rose is Kagel's response to the diverse soundworlds evoked by geography, language and ethics.


Mauricio Kagel : The Pieces of the Compass Rose (complete)

2 Jun 
 
3 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 03, 2013 at 7pm 
At The World's Edge
Salisbury Playhouse
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA, UK
United Kingdom
0845 241 9651
http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com

Tickets: From £7.50
Anna Jones director
Elspeth Brooke composer
Seonaid Goody puppetry
London Sinfonietta

Following on from their success in the London Sinfonietta’s inaugural Blue Touch Paper programme promoting the next generation of composers and interdisciplinary collaborators, composer Elspeth Brooke, puppeteer Seonaid Goody and director Anna Jones continue their ground-breaking collaboration to create an original version of an extraordinary myth.

At The World’s Edge tells the story of Persephone’s descent into the Underworld and her mother’s epic search to get her back. Composed for chamber trio, electronic soundscape and puppeteers, this powerful new work combines humour, virtuosity and adventure to create a feast for the eyes and ears.

Performed as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival 2013. Suitable for audiences aged eight and above.


R. Murray Schafer : The Crown of Ariadne (two movements)
Simon Holt : Shadow Realm
Elspeth Brooke : At the World’s Edge

4 Jun



Netherlands
 Tuesday, June 04, 2013 at 8.15pm 
Glen Hansard, Nico Muhly & Bedroom Community
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Jan van Lieshoutstraat 3, Eindhoven, Netherlands 5600 AX
Netherlands

Oliver Coates cello
Glen Hansard (vocalist)
Ilan Volkov conductor
Members of the BBC SSO



Daniel Bjarnason : Bow to String
Nico Muhly : Cello Concerto
Valgeir Sigurdsson : Dreamland
Glen Hansard : arrangements of songs

5 Jun 
 
6 Jun



United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 06, 2013 at 7.15pm 
Wagner Dream
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

WNO

Wagner is dying in Venice. He will leave behind some of Western art’s greatest works. But he hasn’t finished his life’s work; he is tormented by his need to write a music drama about the Buddha.

Welsh National Opera is proud to present the UK staged première of the late Jonathan Harvey’s extraordinary opera. Wagner Dream is part biography, part fantasy that will transport you into another realm.

Supported by members of the Getty Family as part of British Firsts and by a lead gift from The Kobler Trust.

Original production: commission and co-production: De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Holland Festival and IRCAM -Centre Pompidou, Paris


Also 7th June and 12th June Birmingham Hippodrome.


Jonathan Harvey : Wagner Dream

7 Jun 
 
8 Jun



United States
 Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 8:00pm-10:00pm 
Peri Mauer NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY, for violin and cello
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $20 suggested donation
TBA



Peri Mauer : NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY, for violin and cello

9 Jun 
 
10 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 10, 2013 at 19.30 
'Hot Potato' - Concert
Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall
Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG
United Kingdom
0121 331 5901
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/pme/conservatoire
conservatoire@bcu.ac.uk

Tickets: £5.00 (£3cons)
All Members of 'Hot Potato' Ensemble

Conducted and directed by Robert Nettleship

We are a Contemporary ensemble who play Jazz-Infused Contemporary music, sometimes with electronics and tape-loops.

All music composed by Robert Nettleship



11 Jun



Wales
 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Otto Ketting & Prokofiev
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8.50-£11.50


Conductor Jac Van Steen
Piano Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

BBCNOW


Otto Ketting : Symphony No.1
Béla Bartók : Piano Concerto No 3
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphony No.7

12 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1.00 pm 
lunchtime recital
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom
01245606505
http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=14204

Tickets: free
The Isles Quintet

From the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Jeffery Wilson : The Bird Fancyer's Delight

12 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1.10 pm 

Holy Trinity Church
Long Melford, Suffolk
United Kingdom
http://www.longmelfordchurch.com/

Tickets: free
Saxology Sax Quartet

A contemporary Sax Quartet play an eclectic mix of repertoire.

Jeffery Wilson : Folk Song Suite

13 Jun 
 
14 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Death in Venice
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

Two unspoken themes run throughout Britten’s much-admired opera: the impossible passion that a troubled writer forms for a fellow hotel guest, and the cholera epidemic which the authorities are all too keen to hush up. In Death in Venice, Britten revisits the subject of corruption of youth and innocence that so fascinated him and delivers a haunting theatrical experience of consummate power.

Deborah Warner’s production of Britten’s final opera celebrates the composer’s centenary year and reaffirms ENO’s position as the world’s leading producer of his operas. This production reunites award-winning director Warner with ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, who returns to Britten following ENO’s productions of Billy Budd (2012) and Peter Grimes (2009), for which his conducting was described as ‘deeply musical’ (Financial Times).

Warner’s relationship with ENO continues to flourish having directed Diary of One Who Vanished, St John Passion, Messiah and most recently Eugene Onegin, ENO’s sumptuous, elegant and epic co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Fri 14 Jun 2013 19:30
Tue 18 Jun 2013 19:30
Fri 21 Jun 2013 19:30
Mon 24 Jun 2013 19:30
Wed 26 Jun 2013 19:30


Benjamin Britten : Death in Venice

15 Jun 
 
16 Jun 
 
17 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Voices and Saxophones
St Paul's Knightsbridge
32a Wilton Place, London SW1X 8SH
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
BBC Singers
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
James Morgan conductor

As unusual a musical collaboration as you're likely to hear, this concert brings together the expert choral forces of the BBC Singers with the instrumental ones of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Founded in 1969 by one of the modern pioneers of the instrument, Sigurd Raschèr, the quartet are renowned for their virtuosity - and a German critic has written "If there were an Olympic discipline for wind playing, the Raschèr Quartet would definitely receive a gold medal."

In tonight's wide-ranging programme they give, with the BBC Singers, the British premieres of three of the many pieces they have commissioned from living composers. The Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür sets a Latin prayer by St Anselm of Canterbury, Giya Kancheli has based his piece on a variety of sacred texts from his native Georgia, while Belfast composer Ian Wilson sets words by the Austrian Expressionist poet and artist Oscar Kokoschka.

Alongside these pieces, the BBC Singers perform two fascinating works for unaccompanied voices by Per Norgard and Knut Nystedt, while the Raschèr Quartet demonstrate that four saxophones are just as well suited to the music of the Baroque as to contemporary scores.


Erkki-Sven Tüür : Meditatio
Per Nørgård : Wie ein Kind
Henry Purcell : Fantasia no 7, Z.738
Ian Wilson : Little Red Fish
Knut Nystedt : Immortal Bach
J.S. Bach : Contrapunctus IV from The Art of Fugue
Giya Kancheli : Amao omi

18 Jun 
 
19 Jun



United States
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7.00pm-8.00pm 
Peri Mauer LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber orchestra. Music With a View Festival 2013
Flea Theater
New York, NY
United States

Tickets: Free

LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber ensemble [2013]
PERI MAUER composer, conductor, cellist

Art Baron, Kevin Clark - trombone
Sandy Coffin, Jack Walrath, Jordan Hirsch - trumpet
Carolyn Clark - french horn
Isabel Kim, Armando Vazquez - clarinet
Virginia Chang Chien - oboe
Lisa Loren, Stephanie Bazirjian, Don Hagar - flute
Judith Insell - viola
Jennifer Axelson, Inna Langerman - violin
Clarissa Howell, Peri Mauer - cello
Phil Smith - bass



Peri Mauer : LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber ensemble [2013]

19 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7.30pm 
The Gloaming
Union Chapel
Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
United Kingdom
http://www.unionchapel.org.uk

Tickets: £20
The Gloaming

In a much anticipated UK premiere, The Gloaming collective carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene. From haunting sean-nós songs to raucous folk explosions, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new.

The super-group came together at Grouse Lodge Studios in West Meath in early 2011 and features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird – well known for his contribution to the legendary Afro Celt Sound System and arguably the finest singer of his generation.

'Neither slavishly traditional nor willfully contemporary, it sought out uncharted terrain (some of which was undoubtedly familiar) – and, most impressively, welcomed their audience as essential passengers on that journey' Irish Times


The Gloaming : Various

20 Jun 
 
21 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Conflux: organ and brass
St Michael's
Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH
United Kingdom
020 7730 8889
http://www.stmichaelschurch.org.uk
office@stmichaelschurch.org.uk

Tickets: £12, £8
Tom Bell, organ
Total Brass Quintet

New music by London composers for organ and brass separately, and together

Miriam Mackie : Ravelling, for organ

22 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7.00 p.m. 
Anthony Green, piano: Derek Foster at 70, Janet Graham at 65, Nick Ray at 40
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)
Anthony Green, piano



Ludwig Beethoven : Piano Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2
Nick Ray : Sonatina
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1
Derek Foster : Prelude - Elaboration - Precis
Derek Foster : Two inventions
Derek Foster : Variations on a Swedish Nursery Tune
Derek Foster : 70 Years
Anthony Green : Caprice on the name Derek Foster
Anthony Green : Improvisation on the name Janet Graham
Anthony Green : Scherzo-Mosaic on the name Nick Ray
Anthony Green : Homage to Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter : 90+
Ferruccio Busoni : Sonatina Seconda
Franz Liszt : Variations on Bach's "Weinen, Klagen"

22 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. 
Derek Foster at 70, Janet Graham at 65, Nick Ray at 40
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)
Anthony Green, piano



Ludwig Beethoven : Piano Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2
Nick Ray : Sonatina
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1
Derek Foster : Prelude - Elaboration - Precis
Derek Foster : Two inventions

23 Jun 
 
24 Jun 
 
25 Jun 
 
26 Jun 
 
27 Jun 
 
28 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8pm 
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £20 - 35
Kronos Quartet

Two legendary forces in new music come together on stage in a major new commission and their first-ever collaboration.

Landfall: Scenes From My New Novel is a collection of works composed on hyper violin and adapted to the string quartet. Like a series of short stories, the pieces are linked by passages inspired by weather - roaring, all enveloping and atmospheric.

For this piece Laurie Anderson has designed software that brings the harmonics and overtones up off the noises floor creating an instrument that breathes in a completely new way. Kronos Quartet has adapted and built on this musical language so that electronics and traditional strings sing together.

'Quiet, poignant and very human' Washington Post

The start time of this concert has changed to 8pm. The performance will last approximately 70 minutes without interval.


Laurie Anderson : Landfall: Scenes from my New Novel

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