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Tuesday 7 February 2017, 7.30pm

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Kammer Klang: Christine Sun Kim + Plus-Minus Ensemble performs Cassandra Miller (world premiere) + Juliet Fraser performs Cassandra Miller (world premiere)

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PROGRAMME

Cassandra Miller (world premiere)
Plus-Minus Ensemble

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Cassandra Miller (world premiere)
Juliet Fraser, voice

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Christine Sun Kim, solo set

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.

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, +- 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. +- regularly performs in London at KammerKlang and City University, 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/series. This season, +- will perform for the first time in the Sampler Series at l’Auditori (Barcelona) and Klang Festival (Copenhagen).

http://www.plusminusensemble.com

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.

Juliet Fraser

Soprano Juliet Fraser has a repertoire dominated by the very old and the very new. She regularly appearsas a guest soloist with contemporary music ensembles Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Plus-Minus and Talea, and has ongoing partnerships with Quatuor Bozzini and pianist Mark Knoop. She is also a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, which she co-founded with composer/conductor James Weeks. Juliet is an active commissioner of new music and has worked particularly closely with composers Cassandra Miller, Matthew Shlomowitz, Michael Finnissy, Pascale Criton and Rebecca Saunders. She now has an extensive solo discography: her debut disc wasof Morton Feldman’s Three Voices (released on Hat Hut) and her most recent is an album of solo works written for her by Lisa Illean, Sivan Eldar, Nomi Epstein and Lawrence Dunn (released in April 2020 on HCR). Her early music recordings include Renaissance polyphony by Lassus, Vitoria and Byrd with Collegium Vocale Gent and Gesualdo madrigals with EXAUDI. She is the founder and artistic director of the eavesdropping series in London, and co-director with Newton Armstrong and Mark Knoop of all that dust, a new label for new music. 

https://www.julietfraser.co.uk

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