Plus-Minus Ensemble

Joanna Bailie

Joanna Bailie

© Joanna Bailie

Past Dates

Recorded for Deutschlandradio Kultur. Radio broadcast in two parts:
14 April, from 00:05
21 April, from 00:05

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.

Joanna Bailie
Artificial Environment No. 8
for piano and tape (2012/13)

Artificial Environments Nos. 1 to 5
for amplified ensemble and tape (2011/2013)

Plus-Minus Ensemble
Ilze Ikse, flute
Vicky Wright, clarinet
Maarten Stragier, guitar
Mark Knoop, piano
Aisha Orazbayeva, violin
Alice Purton, cello

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