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I’ll be honest, I’m not on top of the listings this month; if you have anything coming up in July that you’d like me to consider including please give me a shout.
Already updated with a few additional events.
Tuesday 2 July: The Forge, Camden: Mercury Quartet, 7.30pm | £9/7 online, £10/8 on the door
Music of Romanian origin or association:
Niculescu - Echos II (UK premiere)
Diana Rotaru – new commission
Oliver Weeks – new commission
Julian Anderson - Bearded Lady
Dan Dediu - Concert Gotic (UK premiere)
Wednesday 3 July: Nonclassical: Ligeti Quartet and Rarescale, 8pm | £5 in advance
Double header Nonclassical event at The Macbeth, featuring the Ligeti Quartet, and Carla Rees (flute) and Michael Oliva (electronics). Programme:
Christian Mason – Sai Ma
John Adams – Fellow Traveller
Anna Meredith – Songs for the M8
Arvo Pärt – Fratres
Béla Bartók – Quartet No. 4 (finale)
Lorenz Dangel – Soundtracking
Michael Oliva – Apparition and Release
Elizabeth Brown – Antarctica
Dan Di Maggio – Same Old Monsters (world premiere)
Michael Oliva – Bereft Adrift
Bret Battey – Paternoster’s Tricyclic Companion
Scott Miller – Anterior/Interior
Michael Oliva – A Memory of Spring
Friday 5 July: St Mary at Hill: Music We’d Like To Hear I, 7.30 | £9/£6 concs
Markus Trunk curates. Music by Craig Shepard, Eva-Maria Houben, Kunsu Shim, John White, Mieko Shiomi and Daniel James Wolf. Played by the MWLTH ensemble. See also previous posting.
Saturday 6 July: LSO St Luke’s: LSO Soundhub Showcase, 7.30pm | £7/£5 concs
Composer and jazz pianist Raymond Yiu curates a showcase of works by Soundhub members and associates, as well as a set of variations on Yiu’s own Podskok, including variations written by Patrick Brennan, Martin Butler, Richard Causton, William Cheshire, Jonathan Dove, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Morgan Hayes, Matthew Kaner, Fung Lam, Colin Matthews, Edward Nesbit, Anjula Semmens and Toby Young. Other pieces on the programme include:
Darren Bloom – Rundown (2008)
Christian Mason Trio – In Space Enlaced (2008/2012) (UK premiere of present version)
Oliver Christophe Leith – Shima (2013) (World premiere)
Edward Nesbit – A Pretence of Wit (2010)
Tuesday 9 July: Sarah Loveys, Samuel Wilson, Julia Samojło: Shades of Britain, 7:00pm | Free
As part of their Transatlantic Affair concert series, the Guildhall School of Music presents a concert of music for soprano, percussion and piano, including pieces by Thomas Adès, Julian Anderson, Oliver Knussen, Raymond Yiu, Julian Philips and Harrison Birtwistle.
PLEASE NOTE: This concert is no longer taking place as scheduled.
Friday 12 July: St Mary at Hill: Music We’d Like To Hear II, 7.30 | £9/£6 concs
John Lely curates. Music by Cassandra Miller, Jürg Frey, Paul Newland, Richard Glover and Tim Parkinson. Performed by Mira Benjamin. See also previous posting.
Friday 19 July: St Mary at Hill: Music We’d Like To Hear III, 7.30 | £9/£6 concs
Tim Parkinson curates. Music by Jürg Frey, Christian Wolff, Jonathan Marmor, Matteo Fargion and Luiz Henrique Yudo. Anton Lukoszevieze and Tim Parkinson perform. See also previous posting.
25–28 July: London Contemporary Music Festival, times vary | Free, but pre-booking needed
Concerts each day: 25th, To a new definition of opera; 26th, Lachenmann/Morricone; 27th Glenn Branca Ensemble; 28th Drone Day.
All concerts take place at Bold Tendencies at Peckham Car Park. See previous post for more details.
26–28 July: Full of Noises festival, Barrow-in-Furness, times vary | £15 festival pass, £12 day pass
Three-day weekend of new music, sound art, talks and gubbins. Featuring: SoundFjord, the Bohman Brothers, Ryoko Akama, Felix Kubin, Dirty Electronics, Lauren Redhead, Jon Hering and loads more. This kind of stuff doesn’t often happen in West Cumbria, so get out there if you can. There’s a full programme here; prices are ridiculous.