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27.11.2018 – UK


Pianist: Ian Pace
Music Composition: P.S.Al.
Film: Daniel Antero

A celebration of the significant birthdays of an inspiring group of composers and performers: Hans-Joachim Hespos (80), Gwyn Pritchard (70), Kunsu Shim (60), Alwynne Pritchard (50) and Ian Pace (50).

Performers will include Alwynne Pritchard, members of the City Pierrot Ensemble, and guests.

Programme to include:

  • Hans-Joachim Hespos, point (1971)
  • Alwynne Pritchard, 50 is a magic number (2018)
  • Ian Pace, new work for actor and piano (2018) (WP)
  • Patrícia Suçena de Almeida, Desperatio (Piano Piece No. 5) (2017-18) (WP of completed version)
  • Kunsu Shim, Das (Un)klare (2018)
  • Gwyn Pritchard, Quintet (2018)
  • Kunsu Shim, Zwel Halbmonde (2016)
  • Evan Johnson, qu’en joye on vous demaine (2017)
  • Gwyn Pritchard, Micropus 1-6 (2002-9)
  • Alwynne Pritchard, Vitality Forms 2 (2016)
  • World premieres TBA

Plus a new sequence of tributes organised by Gerhard Stäbler:

  • Gerhard Stäbler
    PRÄSENTE·PRESENTS: “A compositionally edited collection of musical contributions from over 20 composers from all over the world.”

City, University of London, gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Uroboros Ensemble and of Richard Jeffrey in staging this event.


6.10.2018 – UK

Broadcast @BBC3 Hear and Now | Desperatio for piano and film (short version)


Pianist: Ian Pace
Music Composition: P.S.Al.
Film: Daniel Antero

A celebration of Ian Pace at 50, a virtuoso pianist who specialises in contemporary music, who has premiered many works by leading composers of our time.
This programme includes music that Ian has specially recorded for this broadcast, as well as CD and archive recordings. He joins presenter Robert Worby to discuss the music and his ongoing thoughts about performance practice.
Elliott Carter: 90+
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstuck X
Rebecca Saunders: Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Pascal Dusapin: A Quia
Orchestre De Paris, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach
Michael Finnissy: Alkan-Paganini
Brian Ferneyhough: Quirl
plus, short works written specially for Ian’s 50th by Michael Spencer, Evan Johnson, Patricia Sucena de Almeida, Wieland Hoban and Paul Obermayer.
Ian Pace (piano)

2.8.2018 – Portugal

Quinta-feira, 2 de Agosto, 19h-21h
Convento São Francisco
SAS Orkestra de Rádios I Conversa + Concerto
com Simão Costa, Sónia Moreira, Manuel Henriques e conversa com Patrícia S. de Almeida
Fotografia José Crúzio


20.4.2018 – UK

To celebrate Ian Pace’s 50th birthday, a group of international composers have all written short piano pieces in tribute to him. These were collected by US composer Evan Johnson, who wrote that this collection was ‘in recognition of a career built around the persistent championing of young or unduly ignored composers, and of difficult or otherwise unreasonable music: the sort often thankless effort that can indelibly shape a nascent compositional career, build decades-long collaborations, and begin to change the face of a repertoire’. Eighteen world premieres will form one half of the concert, and in the other half Ian will perform four other lesser-known early twentieth-century piano works: Arthur Lourié’s sensuous and ultra-chromatic Deux poèmes op. 8 (1912), Stefan Wolpe’s brutalist Sonata for piano, op. 1 (1925), Frederic Mompou’s aloof Charmes (1920-21), and Roger Sessions’ lyrical and brilliant Piano Sonata No. 1 (1930).
Full programme:

Arthur Lourié, Deux poèmes op. 8 (1912)
Stefan Wolpe, Sonata for piano. Op. 1 (1925)
Frederic Mompou, Charmes (1920-21)
Roger Sessions, Piano Sonata No. 1 (1930)


Christopher Fox, Fifty Points of Light (2017) (WP)
James Dillon, amethyst (2018) (WP)
Roddy Hawkins, Down-Time for Ian (2007, rev. 2017) (WP)
Lauren Redhead, nothing really changes (2017) (WP)
Mic Spencer, A Maze I(a)n (S)pace (Space [G]race) (2017) (WP)
Michael Finnissy, Were we born yesterday? (2017) (WP)
Sadie Harrison, gentle (2017) (WP)
Ben Smith, burnt (2017-18) (WP)
Patrícia Sucena de Almeida, Desperatio (piano piece no. 5) (2017-18) (WP)
Walter Zimmermann, Stars for Ian (2017) (WP)
Ian Pace, auseinandergerissene Hälften (2018) (WP)
Jesse Ronneau, AGHB (2017) (WP)
Eleri Angharad Pound, pbh (2017-18) (WP)
Marc Yeats, exordium (2017) (WP)
Allanah Marie Halay, Progress always comes late (2017) (WP)
Nigel McBride, wide stare stared itself (2017-18) (WP)
Alistair Zaldua, Sylph Figures for Ian Pace (2017) (WP)
Wieland Hoban, Whiptail (2017) (WP)
Evan Johnson (2017) qu’en joye on vous demaine (2017) (WP)

25.11.2017 – Portugal
Drop In The Ocean
via Carlos Júlio, Francisco Feio

“Somos um coletivo que, nos últimos anos, tem realizado exposições temáticas em Coimbra.
No último ano, uma de nós (Sofia Lobo) fez trabalho voluntário com os refugiados de campos em Atenas e na ilha grega de Chios, integrada na ONG A Drop in the Ocean.
Decidimos agora avançar para uma realização, em 25 de novembro deste ano de 2017, com três frentes: uma exposição de fotografia, um espetáculo, dois livros (ver programa completo na imagem abaixo).

O objetivo é, por um lado, chamar a atenção para a tragédia humanitária que representa a atual vaga de refugiados tentando entrar em território da Europa, a ausência de respostas satisfatórias e as condições degradantes com que são recebidos e, por outro, angariar fundos para esta ONG.”


As fotografias (ver o nome dos autores na imagem abaixo) estarão expostas anónimas, identificadas por um número aleatório, só sabendo o comprador a sua autoria após a aquisição.
Prevê-se uma tiragem máxima de 5 exemplares por cada fotografia, que será entregue com certificado numa embalagem em papel sulfito.

Como ADQUIRIR uma ou mais fotografias:
A) transferir 20 euros por exemplar para o

NIB 0023 0000 4551 7716 3779 4
IBAN PT50 0023 0000 4551 7716 3779 4

B) e-mail para anabotelho7@gmail.com com:

— o(s) NÚMERO(s) de identificação da(s) fotografia(s)

— o COMPROVATIVO da transferência

As fotografias (máximo 5 cópias) são impressas a jacto de tinta – impressora Epson SureColor P800 Inkjet Printer, em papel fotográfico Hahnemuhle Photo Luster 260g A4 (297x210mm).

São entregues com certificado com o nome do autor, no dia 25 de Novembro, a partir das 16:00, na Rua da Ilha nº 12, Coimbra (alternativas a combinar por e-mail).”




11.10.2017 – UK
Photography Series for TEMPO, a Quarterly Review of New Music Volume 71 – Issue 282 – October 2017
Title: Clausum Series (7 Photographs – below No. 1 and No. 7)
Cambridge University Press journals https\://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/tempo


20.1.2017 – UK
Continuum Simulacrum – Photography work based on Chapter No. 6 from The History of Photography in Sound | Michael Finnissy

Notes on Continuum Simulacrum

Pour moi, le bruit du Temps d’est pas triste: j’aime les cloches, les horloges, les montres – et je me rappelle qu’à l’origine, le materiel photographique relevait des techniques de l’ébénisterie et de la mécanique de precision: les appareils, au fond, étaient des horloges à voir, et peut-être en moi, quelqu’un de très ancient entend encore dans l’appareil photographique le bruit vivant du bois.’

For me the noise of Time is not sad: I love bells, clocks, watches — and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing, and perhaps in me someone very old still hears in the photographic mechanism the living sound of the wood.’

Roland Barthes, La chambre claire: Note sur la photographie /Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (translated Richard Howard).

Ian Pace, knowing my work as a photographer, proposed to develop a project relating to Michael Finnissy’s The History of Photography in Sound and I decided to focus in particularly on Chapter No. 6 (Seventeen Immortal Homosexual Poets), the first to be completed by the composer.

The resulting work is a book-box including 29 A5 printed photographs, which almost fit in ones’ hands, entitled continuum simulacrum (a continuous collection of images/spectrum(s)), which has been ‘composed’ like a new musical work with a series of ‘sounding images’ organised in multiple parts (similarly to the HoPiS episodes relating to the poets) and connected by three quotations from Barthes’s La chambre claire (1980), offering a space for reflection. A fourth one is printed directly inside on the left side of the book-box. The ‘created object’ can be considered as an ‘open work’ and maybe the first step which will continue with works relating to the other Chapters; or alternatively as a frozen memory. The five samples available are to be manipulated by the audience, as a personal object, and placed on some of the seats (performance space). After this concert part, which includes Chapters 5, 6, 7: Alkan-Paganini; Seventeen Immortal Homosexual Poets; Eadweard Muybridge-Edvard Munch, the ‘personal objects’ must be placed on another chair by the audience members who had them in their possession. A slideshow including some of the photographs (main series) plus quotations is also shown in a small screen, outside the performance space.


Collaborators on continuum simulacrum: Jorge Simões (T.art); Maria Ferreira (Chronospaper); Film (slideshow): Daniel Antero.


Friday January 20th, 2017

10:00-11:00 – Christopher Fox in conversation with Michael Finnissy on The History of Photography in Sound.

11:30-12:30 – Keynote: Gregory Woods: ‘My “personal themes”?!: Finnissy’s Seventeen Homosexual Poets and the Material World’

14:00-21:00 – Concert 3: Michael Finnissy: The Piano Music (11): The History of Photography in Sound, played by Ian Pace

14:00 – Chapters 1, 2: Le démon de l’analogie; Le réveil de l’intraitable realité
15:15 – Chapters 3, 4: North American Spirituals; My parents’ generation thought War meant something
16:35 -Chapters 5, 6, 7: Alkan-Paganini; Seventeen Immortal Homosexual Poets; Eadweard Muybridge-Edvard Munch
18:10 – Chapter 8: Kapitalistische Realisme (mit Sizilianische Männerakte und Bachsche Nachdichtungen)
19:35 – Chapters 9, 10, 11: Wachtend op de volgende uitbarsting van repressie en censuur; Unsere Afrikareise; Etched Bright with Sunlight

poster finalíssimo copy



©Patrícia Sucena de Almeida (Photography)



©Patrícia Sucena de Almeida (Photography)

©Daniel Antero (Film: slideshow)

23.11.2016 – Portugal
Reditus ad Vitam | Ian Pace (piano) and Daniel Antero (film) | ESML  www.esml.ipl.pt


29.10.2016 – Bélgica
Vacuum Corporis (two pianos and film) | Ian Pace, Ben Smith (pianos) and Daniel Antero (film)


Festival 20/21 Transit | Leuven (Be)
20.5.2016 – Portugal
Instabile Tempus | Sond’Ar-te | O’culto da Ajuda | Lisboa
21h30 – Encontro I – Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble
Petter Sundkvist: direcção
Sílvia Cancela: flauta
Nuno Pinto: Clarinete
Suzanna Lidegran: violino
Luís André Ferreira: violoncelo
Elsa Silva: piano
Paula Azguime: projecção sonora
Bruno Gabirro, Miguel Azguime: electrónica


Bruno Gabirro: Caminerà ab’eternu issu stolu senza fine * (2016) – EA – para 5 instrumentos e electrónica
Patrícia Sucena Almeida: Instabile Tempus * (2016) – EA – para 5 instrumentos e espaço cénico
Ricardo Ribeiro: Asper * (2016) – EA – para 5 instrumentos
Miguel Azguime: En Gêne Engin ni Gemme (2015) – EP – para 5 instrumentos e electrónica
* – obra encomendada pelo Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble


11.4.2015 – Portugal
Black and Light
Workshop Instalação e Fotografia | AAC | Coimbra

Black & Light #3

7.5.2015 – Portugal
5ªs Abertas
Conversa Informal | A prática multi artística transversal | O’culto da Ajuda | Lisboa

29.8.2015 – Portugal

Antena 2 | Programa Música Hoje

Obras portuguesas nos festivais World Music Days da ISCM

Audição de Nocturna Itinera | string quartet no.2 (and film) | Arditti Quartet

1.10.2015 – Eslovénia
World Music Days 2015
Concerto com a peça Nocturna Itinera | string quartet no.2 (and film) | by Dissonance Quartet | Ljubljana

Dissonance Quartet

Janez Podlesek – violin
Matjaž Porovne – violin
Oliver Dizdarević Škrabar – viola
Klemen Hvala – violoncello

Alexander Khubeev (ISCM Russia): String quartet №2 (2012) 8′
Wallin Rolf (ISCM Norway): Curiosity Cabinet (2009) 10′
Patrícia Sucena de Almeida (ISCM Portugal): nocturna itinera (2008) 10′
Jae-Moon Lee (individual sub.): String Quartet no. 2 – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (2012) 10′
Amr Okba (EECMS): string quartet (2010) 9′
Lojze Lebič (Slovenia): String quartet (1983) 20′

16.10.2015 – Canadá
Concerto com a peça Tempus Fugit | Ensemble (photography and film) | by McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble | Québec
Direcção: Guillaume Bourgogne
Filme: Daniel Antero
Fotografia: Patrícia Sucena de Almeida

McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble

PATRICIA SUCENA DE ALMEIDA : Tempus Fugit (10’) for ensemble and film – WP
FRANCO DONATONI : Holly (11′) for solo oboist and ensemble. Jacqueline Leclair, oboes
JURO KIM FELIZ (Resident composer) : Wilujeng (11’) for mezzo soprano and ensemble. Cara Search, mezzo-soprano – WP
HELMUT LACHENMANN : Mouvement (- vor der Erstarrung) (23′) for ensemble



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