Apparent Positions Apartment House perform Cornelius Cardew

In this special performance as part of Apparent Positions, Norwich-based group Apartment House will play sections of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise and Octet ‘61 with cello, percussion and electronically treated objects.

The performance takes place in the context of Beatrice Gibson’s film Agatha, which is based on a dream dreamed by  Cornelius Cardew. See here for more information about the exhibition.

Tickets are available on the door or from 01603 593199.


Anton Lukoszevieze
Cellist and interdisciplinary artist Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music.

Lukoszevieze has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA, and has performed as a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is founder and Director of the group Apartment House and a member of the
Berlin group Zeitkratzer.

In 2012, Lukoszevieze was presented with a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to  Chamber Music. His latest CD, Zbigniew Karkowski’s Nerve Cell-O is out now on SubRosa Records.

Simon Limbrick
Simon Limbrick’s involvement in music embraces performance, composing and education. He was a member of the cult systems orchestra The Lost Jockey and Man Jumping, recording for EG Editions and Virgin Records, and creating scores for leading dance companies. As a percussionist, he has performed all over the world with most of UK’s leading ensembles and recorded with artists such as Alabama3, Gavin Bryars, Heaven 17, Pete Lockett and for labels Blue Note Records and ECM. He has premiered many new pieces and commissions, many composed for him, including works by Javier Alvarez, Brian Elias, Vic Hoyland, Philip Cashian, Andrew Poppy, Howard Skempton, James Dillon, Frederic Rzewski, Claude Vivier, Thea Musgrave, Harry de Wit, Michael Wolters and Ed Kelly.

Limbrick has created nine CDs, the most recent being Music by Rise and Fall. They are frequently broadcast and  available on well-known download sites. A 24-hour piece created in collaboration with the composer James Saunders, surfaces, was premiered in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2011 and broadcast as a live web-stream. He is part of Aldeburgh Music’s Artistic Development programme, and Course Director and Artistic Director of the Sonic Arts Series at the University of East Anglia.

Currently performing and recording with Apartment House, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and notes inegales around Europe, in 2013, Simon will perform and lead children participating in Britten’s celebrations at Snape, Aldeburgh. A double CD of contemporary steel-pan music, Shine, is being released in early 2013.

“exemplified perfectly Cage’s intention of drawing significance from insignificant sound” —The Guardian, 2011

Sebastian Lexer
A fascination in contingency of sound has been the basis for Sebastian’s developments in extended piano techniques and a further exploration of modified sonorities derived from the acoustic piano using real-time computer processes. The resulting performance system ‘piano+’ has equally developed from a persistent interest in free improvisation and contemporary experimental music.

The piano studies and continuing collaborations with John Tilbury and the association to Eddie Prévost’s improvisation workshop were influential to the development of Lexer’s musical style: a musical journey through the spaces in between, the relationship to the instrument, sonorities and textures, musical processes, technology and fellow musicians. Having been active in London as a performer and promoter of free improvised music over the past 9 years, Lexer has established many collaborations, resulting in concerts and radio broadcasts in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Canada and the US.

Discs released on Matchless Recordings: Dazwischen (2010), Impossibility in its Purest Form (2012), Luftwurzeln (2012).