KAMMER KLANG

KAMMER KLANG SEASON EIGHT:
06 MARCH 2018 AT CAFE OTO

Catherine Lamb, Prisma Interius VIII
Newton Armstrong, thread—surface
Commissions by Plus-Minus Ensemble

Kirit Singh & Jasdeep Singh perfrom repertoire from the Hindoustani classical genres of Dhrupad and Dhamār.

06 March 2018
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
£7 advance / £6 member / £9 door / £5 students
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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.

CATHERINE LAMB

Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, Olympia, Wa, U.S.), is a composer exploring the interaction of elemental tonal material and the variations in presence between shades and beings in a room. She has been studying and composing music since a young age. In 2003 she turned away from the conservatory in an attempt to understand the structures and intonations within Hindustani Classical Music, later finding Mani Kaul in 2006 who was directly connected to Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and whose philosophical approach to sound became important to her. She studied (experimental) composition at the California Institute of the Arts (2004-2006) under James Tenney and Michael Pisaro, who were both integral influences. It was there also that she began her work into the area of Just Intonation, which became a clear way to investigate the interaction of tones and ever-fluctuating shades, where these interactions in and of them-selves became structural elements in her work. Since then she has written various ensemble pieces (at times with liminal electronic portions) and continues to go further into elemental territories, through various kinds of research, collaboration, and practice (herself as a violist). She received her MFA from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in 2012 and is currently residing in Berlin, Germany.

Listen to “Three Bodies Moving” by Catherine Lamb

NEWTON ARMSTRONG

Newton Armstrong is a composer, electronics performer, and occasional builder of electronic musical instruments. Much of his work focusses on forms of music-making that emerge in the composed interactions between people, technologies, and their environments. His music has been performed at events such as Darmstadt, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival of Exiles (Berlin), What is Music? (Melbourne), Movement Research Festival (New York), Grønland Kammermusikkfestival (Oslo), Images Sonores (Liège), Ars Musica (Brussels), and Music at Villa Romana (Florence). He teaches at City University of London.

Listen to “The Way To Go Out” by Newton Armstrong.

KIRIT SINGH & JASDEEP SINGH

Kirit Singh and Jasdeep Singh are two artists who specialise in the Hindustani classical genres of Dhrupad & Dhamār. Kirit is a disciple of the world renowned Dhrupad torchbearer, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar Ji, and Jasdeep is the foremost disciple of the world’s leading exponent of the Jori percussive tradition of Punjab, Ustad Sukhvinder Singh ‘Pinky’ Ji. With the blessings and inspiration of their gurus, they present their art, striving for spontaneity at every moment.

Listen to “Raga Puriya Kalan” by Kirit singh & Jasdeep Singh.”


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