- Monday, 14 March 2016
- Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Main Stage
The British/Belgian ensemble Plus-Minus cultivates a carefully considered mix of avant-garde and experimental traditions with a particular passion for the freedom offered by open instrumentation pieces. This evening concert in three parts illustrates what they mean by this. The ensemble’s co-founder Joanna Bailie presents her “Artificial Environments” which combine field recordings with acoustic instruments; in a performative concert-lecture, Matthew Shlomowitz, her fellow co-founder, investigates the nature of bad music; and to conclude, the perspective widens to include four pieces of music from composers with whom the ensemble enjoys an aesthetic affinity.