Decontamination Concert Archive

This section contains information, programmes and multimedia from previous Decontamination concerts.

Decontamination #14 – Material things

02 May 2018 – CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Rainbirds – Hanna Hartman

The two from Rastibon could start a hailstorm – Larry Goves

The Grand Tour – Joana Baillie

Horizontal cracking on concrete pavements – Hanna Hartman

Meeting the Universe Halfway – Matthew Sergeant

Perfomers

The House of Bedlam

Kathryn Williams (flutes)

Carl Raven (saxophones)

Anthony Brown (saxophones)

Tom McKinney (electric guitar)

Paul Grennan (cello)

Larry Goves (director)

 

Decontamination #13 – Lecture about sad music and happy dance

28 February 2018 – CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Lecture about sad music and happy dance – Matthew Shlomowitz, Aisha Orazbayeva and Shila Anaraki

Performers

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin and voice)

Shila Anaraki (dance and voice)

 

Decontamination #12 – Fragmentation and distortion

28 February 2018 – CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Let it all out – Joshua Mock

Come vengono prodotti gli incantesimi? – Salvatore Sciarrino

Canzona di Ringraziamento – Salvatore Sciarrino

Momento – Mark Dyer

1-3 from Six Caprices for violin – Salvatore Sciarrino

1 & 6 from 12 Fantasias for violin without bass – Georg Philipp Telemann

Performers

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin)

Kathryn Williams (flute)

Decontamination #11 – New, imagined and modified instruments

12 December 2017 – CNRR, RNCM

Programme

One for Solo Violin – Nam June Paik

la roche mère mouton – devised by Kelly Jayne Jones with Gavin Osborn

Taasian – Amir Sadeghi Konjani

String Trio No.1 – David Pocknee

Booklet: visual-audio-thing – Claudia Molitor

offset iiNocturne !@£$% – Bofan Ma

Fixations – Eleanor Cully

Soundspace: Wonder Inn 20/10/2017 – Carmel Smickersgill, Stephen Morris, Adrian Wong and Johnathan Heyes

Performers

Callum Coomber (violin, wine glasses, Pocknee String Speaker, voice)

Gavin Osborn (flute)

Kelly Jayne Jones (rocks)

Jacob Barns (prepared cello)

Rosalind Ridout (Pocknee String Speaker, voice)

Lucy Nolan (Pocknee String Speaker, voice)

Ottis Enokido Lineham (conductor)

Wei Ling Thong (violin)

Will McGahon (violin)

Izzy Baker (violin)

Elizabeth Elliott (cello)

Aidan Marsden (wine glasses)

Media

One for Solo Violin – Nam June Paik
Callum Coomber (violin)

la roche mère moutonne – Kelly Jayne Jones
Gavin Osborn (flute), Kelly Jayne Jones (rocks)

Taasian – Amir Sadeghi Konjani
Jacob Barns (prepared cello)

String Trio No.1 – David Pocknee
Shoal (Callum Coomber, Rosalind Ridout & Lucy Nolan)

offset ii – Nocturne !@#$% – Bofan Ma
Eldad Diamant – accordion and score objects

Soundspace: Wonder Inn 30/10/2017 – Carmel Smickersgill, Stephen Morris, Adrian Wong and Johnathan Heyes
Ottis Enokido Lineham (conductor), Wei Ling Thong, Will McGahon, Izzy Baker (violins), Elizabeth Elliott (cello), Aidan Marsden, Callum Coomber (wine glasses)


 

Decontamination #10 – Songs of mourning/music of suppression

8 May 2017, Concert Hall, RNCM

 

Programme

Kleine Trommel und UKW-Rauschen (“Conceptio”) [2000] – Peter Ablinger

Piccolo und Rauchen    [1996/97] – Peter Ablinger

Rest (extracts) [2013] – Emily Hall (music) Toby Litt (words)

Weiss/Weisslich 17 (extracts) – Peter Ablinger

Weiss/Weisslich 17b: Violine und Rauschen [1995]

Weiss/Weisslich 17g: Gitarre und Rauschen [1997/2011]

Weiss/Weisslich 17d: Flöte und Rauchen [1996]

Weiss/Weisslich 17c: Kleine Trommel und Rauschen [1994/2017]

Rest (extracts) [2013] – Emily Hall (music) & Toby Litt (words)

Violine und Rauchen “Veronica” [1995/96] – Peter Ablinger

Rest (extracts) [2013] – Emily Hall (music) & Toby Litt (words)

Performers

Olivia Carrell, Anna McLuckie & Eleanore Cockerham (voices)

Meera Maharaj (piccolo/Flute)

Henry Rankin (violin)

Aiden Marsden (snare drum)

Callum Coomber (guitar/FM radio)

Decontamination #9 – Three Voices

8 December 2017, CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Three Voices – Morton Feldman

Performers

Juliet Fraser (sopranos)


Decontamination #8 – exterior/interior

22 November 2016, CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Artificial Environment No.8 – Joanna Bailie

Receiving the Approaching Memory – Bryn Harrison

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin)

Mark Knoop (piano)

 

Decontamination #7 – Boulez/Bowie

1 November 2016, CNRR, RNCM

Programme

Sonatine – Pierre Boulez

Performers

Meera Maharaj (flute)

Aaron Breeze (piano)


Changes
(David Bowie), I’m Not a Popstar (original), The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie), I Can’t Give Everything (David Bowie)

Arranged, performed and written by:

James Davis, George Garside, Ellen Lewis and Sean Rogan (with additional material by Anna Mcluckie)

 

…By The Atmosphere Of A Room – Grace Evangeline Mason

Her Own Dying Moments – John Uren

Performers:

The Marvolo Quartet: Isabella Baker, Malcolm Goodare (violins), Natalia Senior-Brown (viola) and Jody Smith (cello)

 

Decontamination #6 – Good behaviour/bad behaviour

8 March 2016, RNCM Studio Theatre

Programme

All the five note chords from The Chord Catalogue – Tom Johnson

in which one thing depends on another – James Saunders

all voices are heard – James Saunders

Eighty-eights – Tom Johnson

we gradually have more things to do and fewer things to say – James Saunders

All the ten note chords from The Chord Catalogue – Tom Johnson

Performers

Philip Thomas – piano

Distractfold:

Linda Jankowksa (violin and objects), Rocío Bolaños (clarinet and objects), Daniel Brew (electric guitar and objects)

The House of Bedlam:

Kathryn Williams, Carl Raven, Michael Perrett, Tom McKinney (objects)

RNCM Electric Experimental Ensemble:

Bofan Ma (piano and objects), Xu Han (euphonium and objects), Nate Chivers (electric guitar and objects), Juan Serranogarcía (euphonium and objects), Harry Fausing Smith (saxophone and objects), Jamie Stockbridge (saxophone and objects)

 

Decontamination #5 – Aiden Smith/The Solem String Quartet

24 January 2016, RNCM Studio Theatre


Programme

Hell – Liza Lim

Ansi la nuit (extract) – Henri Duttieux

new work – Ali Vennart

Interspersed with a selection of songs by Aiden Smith

Performers

Aiden Smith (voice, guitar, piano)

Solem String Quartet

Amy Tress & Catherine Guy (violins), Alistair Vennart (viola), Stephanie Tress (cello)

 

Decontamination #4 – Fantasy & Artificial Landscape

10 November 2015, RNCM Studio Theatre


Programme

Trains – Joanna Bailie

Kottos – Iannis Xenakis

Unreal Estate – Oliver Coates (music) and Lawrence Lek (projection)

Opus 17a (extract) – Hanne Darboven

Performers

Oliver Coates (cello and electronics)


Decontamination #3 – Erik Satie/Brian Eno

22 March 2015, RNCM Library & Studio Theatre

Programme

PART ONE: RNCM Library

△ – Ben Parker

eternal pish and the sacred corridor – Otto Willberg

To be played in a library – Aaron Breeze

Fro Aaron Copland – Morton Feldman

Piece for violin & piece for keyboard – Michael Perrett

Harmonies – Erik Satie

Two hot pieces for a furnished quickie – Sergio Cote

Laconisme de l’aile – Kaija Saariaho

Armchair is like new: no major marks at all, might just want a quick clean on the base, that’s all. – David Curington

PART TWO: RNCM Studio Theatre

Intro mix: Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1/1 – Brian Eno, Accidents – Harmoniques – Bernard Parmegiani, La Anunciante – Chris Watson

Sul – Tom Rose

Breathing Room – Michael Brailey

Three dreams – Richard Evans

51º12’N/0–55’W-101014 – Aaron Parker

All my favourite films (and television shows) – Jack Sheen

Airports – Pope Vivian/Harry Fausing Smith

 

Performers (part one)

Maria Chybowska (flute)

Yulia Osovska (violin)

Otto Willberg (double bass)

Ewa Tytman (keyboard)

Performers (part two)

Harry Fausing Smith (saxophone)

Alex Mitchell (viola)

Elinor Nicholson (harp)

Atanas Dochev (percussion)

Aaron Breeze (piano)


Decontamination #2 – Melodies, harmonies, hymns, anthem & lament

27 November 2014, RNCM Studio Theatre


Programme

Six melodies for violin and any keyboard instrument – John Cage

Anthem – Bill Viola

No.5 (“The Lord Descended” – Williams Billings) from Apartment House 1776: 44 Harmonies arranged by Roger Zahab – John Cage

Angel’s Gate – Bill Viola

No.21 (“Heath” – William Billings, No15 (“Bellingham” – William Billings, No.42 (“Rapture” – Supply Belcher) and No.28 (“Greenwich” – Andrew Law) from Apartment House 1776: 44 Harmonies arranged by Roger Zahab – John Cage

Performers

Lyn Fletcher (violin)

Benjamin Powell (Fender Rhodes)

 

Decontamination #1 – Darkness & Light

28 October 2014, RNCM Studio Theatre

Programme

Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco – Jonathan Harvey

“In iij. Noct.” (String Quartet No.3) –Georg Friedrich Haas

Gran Coda Andante – Robert Curgenven

Performers

Solem String Quartet

Michael Jones & Catherine Guy (violins), Alistair Vennart (viola), Stephanie Tress (cello)

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