Plus-Minus: Lachenmann, Grisey, Ustvolskaya (13 December 2021, 7pm)
This event is now fully booked.
Plus-Minus makes a welcome return to City with a programme of three dramatically stark and powerful works for clarinet, cello and piano from the late 20th Century.
Please note, audience numbers at this event are limited to comply with City's COVID policies, so please do sign up to attend, via the 'register now' button above.
Gérard Grisey, Anubis-Nout (1983)
Galina Ustvolskaya, Grand Duet (1964)
Helmut Lachenmann, Allegro sostenuto (1987/88)
Vicky Wright, clarinets
Alice Purton, cello
Mark Knoop, piano
Plus-Minus Ensemble is a London based ensemble 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. Since 2019, +– is directed by Matthew Shlomowitz, Vicky Wright and Mark Knoop.
+– has performed in London at Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto, BBC Radio 3 Open Ear, Cut and Splice, City University Concerts, and at Borealis (Bergen), Sampler Sèries (Barcelona), Fundación BBVA Bilbao, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MaerzMusik (Berlin), Spor Festival (Aarhus), Transit Festival (Leuven), Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Warsaw Autumn.
+– has an ongoing relationship with Bath Spa University and the Guildhall School of Music and in September 2019 started a three-year role as Ensemble in Residence at the Reid School of Music (University of Edinburgh). The group has also given workshops and concerts at Stanford University, Durham University, Huddersfield University, University of Southampton and City, University of London.