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Michael Parsons: 80th Birthday Concert




A tribute concert to composer Michael Parsons, featuring selections from his extensive catalogue of works for solo piano and two pianos. A key figure in English experimental music during the 1960s, Parsons was a co-founder of the legendary Scratch Orchestra, with Cornelius Cardew and Howard Skempton.

Since then, he has been active as a teacher, writer and concert programmer, alongside his career as a composer of distinctive vocal and instrumental music, often concerned with systems and formal clarity.

Parsons will be performing his own music, alongside fellow pianist-composers Makiko Nishikaze and Tim Parkinson, whose works share a similar spirit of fresh and clear investigation.


  • Michael Parsons, Rhythm Studies I for 2 pianos (1971)
  • Michael Parsons, Two Canons for piano duet (1979-80)
  • Michael Parsons, Oblique Pieces 11, 12, 13, 15, 17
  • Makiko Nishikaze, new work for two pianos for three performers
  • Tim Parkinson, untitled two pianos (1999)

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7.00pm - 8.00pmTuesday 11th December 2018

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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Michael Parsons: 80th Birthday Concert

Admission is free, but please reserve tickets below, since our capacity is limited.
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