diary

2020:

4th March 2020, 7pm, Venue: Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Programme: Cobalt Duo new monthly community series, prog includes Judith Weir, David Lang, Thomas Ades, Colin Riley, Fumiko Miyachi, Naomi Pinnock,

2nd February 2020, 7pm, Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

  • Programme: Happenstance. This performance includes a new Eduardo Paolozzi influenced work, Metalization of a Dream by Duncan MacLeod, inspired by dada- and surrealist-inspired collages, moving performers around the auditorium. There’s also the world premiere of Commune, Learning to connect as shown to us by trees, by Carmel Smickersgill, which highlights the similarities between us as humans and our surroundings.

28th January 2020, 7pm, Venue: Performance Space, College Building, City, University of London, EC1V 4PB

  • Programme: Happenstance. Members of improvising cross-arts collective Galvanize Ensemble and acclaimed viol consort Fretwork come together for a project juxtaposing old and new music, from Hildegard von Bingen and Henry Purcell to improvisations and cut-up explorations.

8th January 2020, 1pm, Venue: Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Programme: Cobalt Duo new monthly community series, prog includes Egidija Medeksaite, Fumiko Miyachi, Germaine Tailliefaire, Linda Caitlin Smith, Martin Butler

2019:

18th December 2019, 1pm, Venue: Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Programme: Cobalt Duo new monthly community series, prog includes Germaine Tailliefaire, Debussy, Fumiko Miyachi, Poulenc, Ravel

8th November 2019, 7pm, Venue: Holy Saviours Church, Sudley, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Programme: Collective Choir

14th July 2019, 3.30pm, Venue: The Sage Gateshead concourse

  • Programme: Collective Choir

13th July 2019, 12noon, Venue: The Sage Gateshead Hall 2, YMP Festival

13th May 2019, 8pm, Venue: Scottish New Music Awards, Drygate, Glasgow

2nd May 2019, 7.30pm, Venue: The Lab, Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road

12th February 2019, 8pm, Venue: The Lit & Phil, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

  • Programme: Galvanize Ensemble+Fretwork, music and live art feat. Claire Orme

14th February 2019, (time tbc), Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, G40 1BP

  • Programme: Reeds, keys and electronics, inc. works by Pippa Murphy, Diana Salazar

15th February 2019, 7pm, Venue: Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University

16th February 2019, 6pm, Venue: Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University

Programme: Hillingdon Literary Festival, Graphic Scores

29th March, 2019, 5pm, Venue: Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage, Gateshead

 

2018:

1st February 2018, 6pm, Venue: The Lab, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Frontiers Series, Cobalt Duo Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi. Piano works from Fumiko Miyachi’s album Transitional Metals. #womenmakemusic

28th February 2018, 7pm, Venue: The Lab, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Composers’ Platform. New Music WPs for 4hands with Cobalt Duo

11th May 2018, 8pm, Venue: North Wall, Oxford Contemporary Music

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

26th May 2018, 8pm Venue: The Lab, Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Opening Festival Cobalt Duo perform Catalogue d’emojis WP, with Michael Wolters and Paul Norman

13th June 2018, time tbc, Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Book Festival

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

15th June 2018, 8pm, Venue: Hall 1, Kings Place, London

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

8th July 2018, Venue: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Music Festival

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

28th July 2018: Venue: Bell Halsall duo Horizontal Transfer album release

25th October 2018, Venue: Sheffield Concert Series

  • Programme: Songmakers & Soundlab, In Place UK TOUR

27th October 2018: Venue: soundfestival

  • Programme: Solo keys & harmoniums

29th October – 1st November 2018: Venue: soundfestival

  • Programme: RURAL TOUR In Place, sound scotland commission

8th November 2018: Venue: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Programme: Solo keys & harmoniums

2nd December – 15th December 2018: Venue: Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

  • Programme: Residency

2017:

3rd February 2017, 12.30pm, Venue: Bournville Concerts, Friends Meeting House, 65 Linden Road, Birmingham B30 1JT

  • Programme: Piano duets (1 piano/4 hands) Including music by Howard Skempton, Graham Fitkin, Egidija Medekšaitė, David Lang and Fumiko Miyachi (WP)

8-9 March, 2017, Venue: School of Creative Arts and Technologies, Ulster University

  • Programme: composition workshop with SoundKarD, performance inc. music by Ryoko Akama, Duncan MacLeod, Adam Melvin, Cage – Laurie Anderson arr. Kate Halsall, Amber Priestly, Catherine Lamb and improvisation and new arrangements by SKD

6th April 2017, 1-2pm, Venue: Arts@Trinity, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW

  • Programme: 2 pianos and 1 piano/4 hands, Kate Halsall & Fumiko Miyachi including works by Helen Papaiouannou, Fumiko Miyachi, Egidija Medekšaitė, Colin McPhee

12th April 2017, 8pm, Venue: Nonclassical, The Victoria Dalston, E8 3AS,

  • Programme: Workers Union Ensemble & SoundKarD – voice, keys, electronics Sarah Dacey, Kate Halsall & Duncan MacLeod

20th April 2017, 1-2pm, Venue: Arts@Trinity, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW

  • Programme: Explorations in Sound includes electoacoustic works by Duncan MacLeod, Ryoko Akama, Amber Priestly, Paul Whitty

30th May, 2017, 7pm, Venue: Speigeltent, The Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1GY

  • Programme: SoundKarD Explorations in Sound w/ Bastard Assignments

Music by Duncan MacLeod, Neil Luck, Amber Priestly, Iain Chambers and more

19th June, 2017, 7pm, Venue: Coda, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Cobalt Duo, music by Michael Wolters, Fumiko Miyachi, Howard Skempton, Ailís Ní Ríain, Judith Weir

24th June, 2017, 12 noon Venue: Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford Grammar School

  • Programme: Piano Master Class

29 June – 2 July, 2017 Venue: Sound + Environment, University of Hull

  • Programme: Horizontal Transfer, Bell Halsall Duo + Myr music by Joel Bell, Kate Halsall, James Waterworth

16th October 2017, 7.30pm, Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation

  • Programme: Cobalt piano duo Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi. 2 piano works inc. from Fumiko Miyachi’s album Transitional Metals

24th October 2017, 7.30pm, Venue: Performance Space, College Building, City University

  • Programme: Cobalt piano duo Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi. 2 piano works inc. from Fumiko Miyachi’s album Transitional Metals

2nd November 2017, 7pm, Venue: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR WP, Sound Festival

4th November 2017, 5.30pm, Venue: Village Hall, Logie Coldstone, Aboyne

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR WP, Sound Festival

15th November 2017, 8pm, Venue: Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

25th November 2017, 7.30pm, Venue: The Tabernacle, Talgarth

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR+ special guest Owen Sheers

29th November 2017, 7.30pm, Venue: The Stables, Wavendon

  • Programme: In Place UK TOUR

14th December 2017: Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Composers’ Workshop for piano duo

2016 Archive:

15th March 2016, 1pm Venue:Frontiers Festival 2016, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Programme: Kate Halsall & Fumiko Miyachi piano duo inc. Anton Lukosvieze Sutra wp, Leo Chadburn, Kerry Andrew, Laurence Crane, Duncan MacLeod, Fumiko Miyachi Cobalt wp

4th May 2016, 7pm Venue: Silk Street Music Hall, GSMD

  • Award-winning British composer Graham Fitkin directs a concert of his works, inc. Hard Fairy 2 pianos/sax, CUD piano/synth & band

20th May 2016, 1.10pm Venue: Haldane Room, UCL Chamber Music Club

  • Programme: Explorations in Sound – SounDKard trio perform works/improv by trio, Duncan MacLeod, Ryoko Akama and Cage. With Chris Redgate and Paul Archbold

12th June, 7.30pm Venue: Recital Room, Blackheath Halls

  • Programme: Digging Blackheath – Black Heather Club, Graham McKenzie & Trinity Laban

22nd June, 8pm Venue: Resonance fm, In Place ensemble with Colin Riley

  • Programme: In Place- Seven musical enchantments exploring a sense of place and identity in the varied terrains of the British Isles. Melanie Pappenheim voice, Kate Halsall piano, Nic Pendlebury viola

28/29th June, Venue: Dartington Hall & Sharpham House, Devon

3rd August 2016, Venue: Brampton Classical, St Martin’s Church, Front St, CA8 1SH

  • Programme: piano & cello duo, with cellist Ed Pendrous. Elizabeth Maconchy, Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke, Mark Anthony Turnage, Philip Wood, Frank Bridge, Kenneith Leighton.

16th September, 2016, 12.30pm Venue: St Ann’s Church, St Ann St, Manchester, M2 7LF

  • Programme: First of a short contemporary new music series, w/ Sarah Dacey soprano, Kate Halsall piano inc. music by Philip Cashian, Camden Reeves, Judith Weir, Elspeth Brookes.

21st October, 2016, 12.30pm Venue: St Ann’s Church, St Ann St, Manchester, M2 7LF

  • Programme: 2nd of a short contemporary new music series, w/ Rhodri Davies

17th November, 2016, 7.30pm doors, Venue: Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW

  • Programme: SoundKarD and guests. Inc. music by Catherine Lamb, Ryoko Akama, Duncan MacLeod

18th November, 2016, Venue: St Ann’s Church, St Ann St, Manchester, M2 7LF

  • Programme: 3rd of a short contemporary new music series, feat. music by composer Amber Priestly, w/ SoundKarD and student ensemble from Manchester University Music Department & composer Camden Reeves.

9th December 2016, Venue: St Ann’s Church, St Ann St, Manchester, M2 7LF

  • Programme: Last of a short contemporary new music series, w/ Sheffield based experimental antichoir, Juxtavoices

10th November 2015, 6pm Venue: Resonance fm, Horizontal Transfer 5

3rd November 2015, 6pm Venue: Resonance fm, Horizontal Transfer 4

27th October 2015, 6pm Venue: Resonance fm, Horizontal Transfer 3

24/25th October 2015, 8.15pm Venue: INTIME: Landscapes and Environments, Coventry School of Art & Design,CV1 5FB

  • Programme: Making Place by Katharine Norman, for piano solo (KH), electronics + live video (KN)

23rd October 2015, 7.30pm Venue: The Tin Music & Arts Centre,The Canal Basin, Saint Nicholas Street, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 4LY

  • Programme: Bell Halsall Duo + Myr, Horizontal Transfer

20th October 2015, 6pm Venue: Resonance fm, Horizontal Transfer 2

13th October 2015, 6pm Venue: Resonance fm, Horizontal Transfer 1

7th September 2015, 1.15pm Venue: OCM, Richard Hamilton Building (Upper Foyer) Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BP

  • Programme: Bell Halsall Duo Horizontal Transfer 1, with James Waterworth electronics

31st July 2015, 8pm-9.30pm Venue: Bluecoat, Liverpool

  • Programme: Happenstance, with Galvanize Ensemble and Edward Jessen MAIDEN NAME WP

19th May, 2015, 5.30pm Venue: Galvanising Shop, Historic Dockyard– Octandre & Sarah Dacey/soprano, Kate Halsall/piano

  • Programme:Folk Song project with student compositions, Berio Folk Songs

1st April, 2015– Boom residency, Oxford Contemporary Music

  • Programme: A series of events, working with a number of performer-composer collaborators

28th February 2015, 6.30pm-10pm Venue: LimeWharf Gallery, Vyner St, London E2 9DJ

  • Programme: Happenstance, with Galvanize Ensemble and sound installation; Angie Atmadjaja WP

11th February 2015, 1pm Venue: Breathe Arts, Guy’s Hospital Chapel, St Thomas’ Street, London SE1 9RG

  • Programme: Trio – Kate Halsall piano, Melanie Pappenheim soprano, Genevieve Wilkins percussion

Past performances

  • 6th December 2014, 7pm Venue: Great Hall, Goldsmiths

Programme: Miniaturised Concertos & Maché for piano duo + ensemble

Programme: Miniaturised Concertos/Naomi Pinnock with Chimera Ensemble [University of York]

  • 8th November 2014, 6pm boarding Venue: LV21, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Rd, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1RX

Programme: Happenstance, with Galvanize Ensemble

  • 7th November 2014, Venue: LV21, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Rd, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1RX

Programme: Composers’ Workshop with MidKent College and Music students from University of Keny

Programme: Making Place by Katharine Norman

  • 25th August 2014 Venue: Greenbelt Festival

Programme: The Observatory, Jump Cannon Productions

  • 24-25th July 2014 Venue: Dean Clough Gallery

Programme: Happenstance Residency with Angie Atmadjaja

  • 18th July 2014, 7.30pm Venue: LSO St Luke’s

Programme: Contemplating – soundhub composer Robert Szymanek‘s project

  • 28th June 2014, 7.30pm Venue: LSO St Luke’s

Programme: soundhub preview, Screamingly Street Wonderful Flowers – Robert Szymanek

  • 26th May 2014, 1pm Venue: Galvanising Shop, SMFA, University of Kent

Programme: lunchtime concert/Folksongs by student composers/Graduate Show

Programme: App for Hear the City with Stromatolite

  • 22nd January 2014, SMFA, University of Kent

Programme: Folksong Workshop with Sarah Dacey