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Plus-Minus: Community of Objects




This concert will feature the work of six emerging UK-based composers. The programme will serve as a platform for the genuinely broad spectrum of compositional approaches present in today’s new music scene, from the conceptual, performative and intermedial, to work driven by sonic exploration and the re-imagining of traditional musical materials.


  • Ben Jameson Silent Doom Disco (2017)
  • Alice Jeffreys (new work, 2018)
  • Lawrence Dunn Set of four (2017)
  • Oliver Thurley abate ablaze abrade (2018)
  • Caitlin Rowley Community of Objects (2017)
  • Monika Dalach Shout (2017-18)

Ensemble Plus-Minus:

Vicky Wright, clarinet
Tom Pauwels, guitar
Mark Knoop, piano
Serge Vuille, percussion
Aisha Orazbayeva, violin
Alice Purton, cello

Plus-Minus is a London-based collective committed to commissioning new work and placing it alongside recent and landmark modern repertoire. Formed in 2003 by Joanna Bailie and Matthew Shlomowitz, +- is distinguished by its interest in performative, electroacoustic and conceptual pieces, and experimental open works such as Stockhausen‘s 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name.

+- has regularly performed in London at Kammer Klang (Cafe Oto) and City University; has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandradio Kultur; and has performed at the Borealis (Bergen), Cut and Splice (London), Fundación BBVA (Bilbao), Huddersfield, MaerzMusik (Berlin), Spor (Aarhus), Transit (Leuven) and Ultima (Oslo) festivals/series.

+- also works with student composers and has given workshops and concerts at Bath Spa University, Durham University, Guildhall School of Music, Huddersfield University, Stanford University and the University of Southampton.

In addition to performing works by Bailie and Shlomowitz, +- has recently worked with composers such as Peter Ablinger, Laurence Crane, Bernhard Lang, James Saunders, Alex Schubert and Jennifer Walshe.

This concert has been made possible by the generous support of the Hinrichsen Foundation.

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7.00pm - 8.00pmTuesday 27th March 2018

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

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