I'll be composing a new piece for Ligeti Quartet across two workshops at Sheffield University. I'm looking forward to developing my first sketches with this wonderful quartet on 27th April!
More info. here!
A second performance in Puglia!
Garlic Hug is a new duo project between Alessandro Altavilla and Helen Papaioannou, two composer/performers based in Sheffield. They like to make a racket of skronky baritone/alto sax, heavy garlic drones, field recordings, beats and chunky synth riffs.
MUZIC PLUS, Altamura, 17 via Lombardia, Bari (Italy)
A night of improvised music.
Helen Papaioannou, Robin Foster, Matthew Grigg and Rebecca Sneddon play an improvised set. Plus sets from Seth Cooke / Dominic Lash and Saltings / Sophie Jackson.
Join us for three sets of improvised music at Salt Café!
Thomas Stone & SALTINGS duo
Dominic Lash solo
Robin Foster - Matthew Grigg - Helen Papaioannou
"From the USA, cult legend Eugene Chadbourne brings us sections of his fabled Post Day of the Dead Ritual suites of music for multiple performers. The suite is inspired by Chadbourne’s interest in Mexican culture and features Bristol musicans from all kind of fields playing specially composed music juxtaposed with improvisation and feats of magical thinking."
I'm excited to join Chadbourne's Post Day of the Dead band for this event!
Local Bristol bands welcome The Mechanical Tales from Udine, Italy.
Phil Julian solo set
Daniel Bennett solo set
Consorts West perform a piece led by Dominic Lash (Bruno Guastalla, Matthew Grigg, Matt Davis, Nick Malcolm, Tim Hill, Seth Cooke and Helen Papaioannou).
KURO with special guest Helen Papaioannou
Hokkett (Tina Hitchens, Yvonna Magda, Helen Papaioannou) perform a live set prior to the showing of In the Mood for Love: Outdoor Cinema
Trinity & Come the Revolution bring together a double bill of classic films, food and music over two nights
Described as one of the greatest films of the 2000’s In the Mood for Love (original title Faa yeung nin wa), set in the early 1960s, is the story of two neighbours, a woman and a man, who form a strong bond after both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities.
While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings so as not to commit similar wrongs... but the passion is so tempting.
With its exquisite colour costume, poise and tone Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love will linger in the memory like a perfect kiss.
Film duration: 1hr 38min
Doors, food and our outside bar open from 7pm
Live music from 7.30pm
Film due to start at 8pm (when the sun sets!)
Screened as part of the cinematic, music and food double bill Lush:
A special collaboration from KURO (Agathe Max & Gareth Turner), Valentina Magaletti and Helen Papaioannou.
Workers Union Ensemble are a talented and exciting new music ensemble with a line-up of oboe, sax, double bass, percussion and piano led by conductor Ben Oliver.
The Workers Union Ensemble programme celebrates their favourite works from the past 9 years of commissioning new music and showcase the different sights and sounds of WUE from its regular six-piece line-up to three bows on vibraphone and 'junk' instruments.
SoundKarD are soprano Sarah Dacey, pianist Kate Halsall and composer Duncan MacLeod. They have worked together in various guises, including voice and piano, voice and electronics, harpsichord and electronics and as part of Galvanize Ensemble projects Happenstance and Galvanize for Hack the Barbican.
Workers Union Ensemble:
Seán Clancy - Seven Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop
Jay Capperauld - Dehumanised Shock Absorbers
Laurence Crane – Old Life Was Rubbish
Helen Papaioannou - Backscatter (new work)
Nick Morrish Rarity - Junk Space
Duncan MacLeod - No Man is an Island
Amber Priestly - Floors are Flowers - Take a Few
Wooden Trees (after John Cage and Laurie Anderson) arr. Kate Halsall
Ryoko Akama - Con.de.structuring
Iain Chambers - I became Mermaid
Catherine Lamb - Lineshadow
Paul Whitty – Another Field
Tickets £5 (students) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)
Premiere of Helen Papaioannou's new work Backscatter, commissioned by Workers Union Ensemble
This premiere forms part of Papaioannou's Composer-in-Association with the fantastic Workers Union Ensemble, who will also perform works by other composers. The night also includes a performance by Somerset duo the Drystones, and a solo set by percussionist Joley Cragg.
Matthew Lovett (drums) and Helen Papaioannou (bari. sax.) join John Rowley and Medi Evans for an improvised spoken word/musical performance of Angharad Davies's photographic score Rydal Mount, with images coordinated by Mike Pearson.
This performance is part of a day-long music and film festival in support of local refugee causes. Featuring Clive Bell, Douglas Benford, Rhodri Davies, Helen Petts, Aura Satz, Richard Thomas, Ian Watson, Jenn Kirby, David Garner, and more.
Swansea Volcano Theatre, Midday–11pm, £10–£6.
Five pairs of female scientists and composer/performers showcase their collaborative work at the Sage Gateshead in a café style gathering. We’ll be showing the science ‘being done’ in games led by the scientists and musicians.
In partnership with Minerva Scientifica, the project draws from researchers across the faculties of medical science, agriculture and engineering, and humanities and social science at Newcastle University.
Performed by Ensemble neoN with Ryan Muncy and Pat Swoboda at Dixon Place, New York as part of 2016 MATA Festival
Alongside works by Emma O’Halloran, Lula Romero, Ophir Ilzetzki, José Manuel Serrano and Edgar Guzmán.
Family Day at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire (in partnership with RAL Space/STFC)
Presentation of composition which used children’s compositions as source material following a project series in Oxfordshire primary schools. Myself and astronomer Chris Pearson from RAL Space led workshops exploring the solar system, culminating in the children's creation of their own exoplanets and musical compositions.