Kammer Klang

KAMMER KLANG SEASON SEVEN:
TUESDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2017 AT CAFE OTO

CHRISTINE SUN KIM

PLUS-MINUS ENSEMBLE
CASSANDRA MILLER (World Premiere)

JULIET FRASER
CASSANDRA MILLER (World Premiere)

CHRISTINE SUN KIM

Christine Sun Kim uses the medium of sound through technology, performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with sound and spoken languages. Selected exhibitions and performances have been held at Sound Live Tokyo; White Space, Beijing; Carroll/Fletcher, London; nyMusikk, Oslo; and the Museum of Modern Art / PS1, New York. Kim has been awarded TED and MIT Media Lab Fellowships.

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PLUS-MINUS ENSEMBLE

Plus-Minus Ensemble 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, Plus-Minus 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.

Plus-Minus 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 and series. In 2016-17 Plus-Minus will perform for the first time in the Sampler Series at l’Auditori (Barcelona) and Klang Festival (Copenhagen).

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

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

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CASSANDRA MILLER

Cassandra Miller (b.1976) is a Canadian composer currently living in England. Her cello concerto written for the Tectonics Festival, the cellist Charles Curtis and the BBC Scottish Symphony directed by Ilan Volkov was hailed as an “unexpected highlight of the festival” (Tempo), whilst her chamber work Bel Canto received the 2011 Jules-Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, Canada’s highest honour for composition. From 2010 to 2013, Miller was the artistic director of Innovations en concert in Montreal.

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JULIET FRASER

Soprano Juliet Fraser has a repertoire dominated by the very old and the very new. In new music, she has performed as a guest soloist with Plus-Minus, ICTUS, We Spoke: New Music Company, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She has premiered well over 100 works, many of which have been written for her. Premieres in the 2016-17 season include a new work by Rebecca Saunders with Klangforum Wien (Donaueschingen; HCMF) and a new song cycle by Michael Finnissy with Mark Knoop (Transit; HCMF). Recent highlights include the world premiere of Bernhard Lang’s The Cold Trip, part 2 at MaerzMusik and Eva Reiter’s The Lichtenberg Figures at Wien Modern. Fraser’s recording of Morton Feldman’s Three Voices has recently been released on Hat Hut Records. Fraser is also principal soprano of EXAUDI, the acclaimed vocal ensemble, which she founded with James Weeks in 2002.

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FRESH KLANG: LISA ILLEAN

Lisa Illean is an Australian composer of acoustic and acousmatic music, living in London. Her music has been described as “exquisitely quiet shadows shaded with microtunings” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and “a compelling exercise in stillness and quietude” (The Australian). Works range from pieces written for orchestra to those commissioned for new, prepared or adapted instruments, and sound works conceived for unique spaces.

Her ensemble works have been performed by BBC, Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Octandre Ensemble and Explorensemble, among others. Her music has been featured in Melbourne’s Metropolis New Music Festival (2012, 2014), and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ABC National Radio, 3 MBS and Resonance FM.  She has made site-specific work for the Arts Centre, Melbourne, and the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.  Forthcoming projects include collaborations with Ensemble Offspring (Australia), the Philharmonia Orchestra, Trio Scordatura (Amsterdam) and soprano Juliet Fraser; and a residency with the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at DMU Leicester.


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