Plus-Minus Ensemble

Bad Music

Bad Music

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.

Matthew Shlomowitz
Lecture about Bad Music
for ensemble and speaker (2015)

Followed by
Joanna Bailie and Matthew Shlomowitz talk with Lydia Rilling
in the Upper Foyer (in English)

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