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Thursday, May 21, 2009

KINGS PLACE 'This is Tuesday/TI4U' present MUSIC AND MACHINES 2 JUNE 2009, 8.00pm

Curated by leading contemporary pianist, Sarah Nicolls (London Sinfonietta, WARP's Alexander's Annexe), Sonatas, Pianos, Machines and Interludes is a night of machine-like pianos and piano-like machines, building on the legacy of extended technique and Cage's experiments into prepared piano. Each idiosyncratic instrument, encompassing the hybrid, the automated and the inside out, has been lovingly developed by its creator/performer, all of whom bring their invention to life in an evening of music on a spectrum from the lyrical to the mechanical.

Featuring German improviser and composer Andrea Neumann, working between electronic and handmade sounds, technical wunderkind Felix's Machines, interdisciplinary artist Kathy Hinde, Sarah Nicolls and the dazzlingly beautiful Piano Baschet-Malbos following its sold out appearance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Event: "Music and Machines" curated by This is For You as part of 'This is Tuesday' series at Kings Place.

This is Tuesday is a successful series of concerts curated by leading promoters and musicians in the worlds of contemporary/experimental music and multi-media performance.

Date and Time: Tues 2 June, 8.00pm

Artists: Sarah Nicolls (co-curator), Kathy Hinde, Felix's Machines, Pierre Malbos

Price: From £9.50 online (dynamic pricing, cheapest tickets online

Box Office: 020 7520 1490

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Music in New Places - deadline 1 June 2009

Call for Proposals

New Music in New Places Project 2009-2010 (Sixth Round)

The British Columbia Regional Office of the Canadian Music Centre has received a grant from The SOCAN Foundation to present Canadian music in alternate spaces, and invites proposals for professional performances by eligible parties.

An Associate Composer or Associate Composers of the Canadian Music Centre must be the focus of the event - for a complete list, see the "Find a Composer" section of the CMC website. (

The objective of the project is to attract new audiences to contemporary Canadian music through imaginative and innovative presentations in non-traditional settings, including but not limited to galleries, museums, public spaces, and other suitable locations where new music is not normally heard.

Successful candidates will be expected to present a FREE, public event

· focusing on an Associate Composer or Associate Composers of the CMC

· featuring a programme of music by contemporary Canadian composers

· in an alternate non-traditional venue imaginatively using the space

· with a recommended duration of 90 minutes or less

· taking place before March 13, 2010

It must be an event that would not have otherwise taken place.

Presenters will be required to submit a report ("Impact Report") to CMC-BC by March 20, 2010, detailing the outcome.

Other fund-raising is not required but if other funds are needed they must be confirmed.

Grants of up to $1,000 to individuals and up to $2,500 for ensembles and presenters will be allocated by the jury. In total, $6,000 will be spent on selected projects (33 projects were funded in the previous five rounds). Available funds for this round are $12,000 less than last year. Limited supplemental travel funds are available.

The CMC-BC publicist will promote and publicize events.


Professional performers, ensembles, concert presenters and CMC Associate Composers based in British Columbia with a demonstrated commitment to the performance of contemporary Canadian music are encouraged to apply; all concert-music genres (choir, electroacoustics, ensemble, orchestra, solo, and so on) are welcome.

Events cannot be funded retroactively.

Grants may not be used for commissioning of new works.

A jury of non-participating musicians will select the successful candidates from the pool of submissions; results will be announced June 5, 2009.

How to Apply

Application forms are available through the CMC-BC Region and will be available for downloaded from the CMC-British Columbia homepage:

Deadline: Complete applications must be received (not postmarked) on or before June 1, 2009

Please include a letter of permission from the participating venue.

to: Canadian Music Centre-BC Region

New Music in New Places Application

837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Applications may be mailed or delivered in person ONLY.

Please direct any questions to Colin Miles at: ¨ ph: 604-734-4622

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