PUBLISHING: Participation in FOMO Art Publishing Fair in Falmouth, UK. Friday 29th-Sunday 1st October.
COMPOSITION: I Stay Joined commissioned by London Contemporary Music Festival. World premiere performed by Apartment House at LCMF, 3 December 2017.
CONCERT: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, performing newly commissioned work by Rhodri Davies. 23rd November 2017.
BROADCAST: ‘Fires and Conifers’ performed at Music We’d Like to Hear 2017 broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme. Performed by ‘Ensemble We’d Like To Hear’ Original Broadcast 5th August 2017.
NEW RELEASE: Antoine Beuger ‘Ockeghem Octets’ on Another Timbre Records. Realised by Ryoko Akama (melodica), Seamus Cater (concertina), Kate Halsall (harmonium), Sarah Hughes (e-bow zither), Ecka Mordecai (cello), Harriet Richardson (flute), Leo Svirsky (accordion) and Kathryn Williams (alto flute) . YouTube extract.
COMPOSITION: ‘Fires and Conifers’ will be performed at Music We’d Like to Hear, April 2017.
COMPOSITION: Architectural Model Making 1.2 and Repetition/Variation performed at Studio 8, Berlin. June 2017
COMPOSITION: Architectural Model Making 1.2 performed by Heather Frasch at Studio 8, Berlin. April 2017
COMPOSITION: ‘Harrage’ performed by ‘Ordinary Affects’, Boston (US). April 2017
COMPOSITION: Twenty-five Questions for the Board (redacted) performed alongside experimental music and words by Robert Ashley, Alison Knowles, Ryoko Akama, Claudia Molitor, and Jennifer Walshe. ‘Quiet You!’ La Biblioteka, Sheffield (UK). March 2017.
COMPOSITION: ‘Surreal Imaginings of Men’ Commissioned as part of Leonora Carrington’s centenary 2017. Performed by The Set Ensemble at Modern Art Oxford, February 2017.
PUBLICATION: Practice Composition, by Sarah Hughes with essay contributions from David R J Stent. Published by Compost and Height with support from Sound and Music, South London Gallery and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
RESIDENCY: The Set Ensemble at Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham. December 2016
COMPOSITION: ‘No, Schubert!’ (for Viola, Double Bass and Objects) premiered at Umbral Festival, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico
CONCERT: The Set Ensemble at Cafe OTO, with Nomi Epstein
18 July 2016
RESIDENCY: 2015/16 SOUTH LONDON GALLERY, ‘EMBEDDED’ COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
Solo exhibition: Cass Sculpture Foundation, April-May 2016
NEW RELEASE: Goldsmiths on Another Timbre Records. Realisation of ‘A Reward is Given for the Best Inframammary Fold’ by Angharad Davies – violin; Rhodri Davies – electric harp, melodica; Michael Duch – double bass; Lina Lapelyte – violin, voice; John Lely – objects, electronics, melodica; John Tilbury – piano. Disc also contains John Lely ‘First Page for Five’ (2015); Goldsmiths Improvisation, 31.08.15 and Jurg Frey ‘Circular Music No.6’ (2015). YouTube Extract.
FOUR ARTISTS: WOULD
Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, April-May 2016
Merijn Hos, Sarah Hughes, Leif Low-Beer, and Travis Robertson
ONE DOZEN AND ZERO UNITS
Solo exhibition: South London Gallery, March 2016
Exhibition of work that concludes the year-long ‘Embedded’ residency, organised in collaboration with Sound and Music and the South London Gallery.
AS WITH DWELLING SO WITH LIFE
South London Gallery, September 2015-March 2016
A series of works relating to the socialist history of South London Gallery and its proposed impact on the local community. Opened to coincide with Open Heritage Day.
THE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC YEAR BOOK
Artwork, score and documentation from We Find the Body difficult To Speak, an exhibition by Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer at Grizedale Sculpture, 2015
SARAH HUGHES, MANFRED WERDER, RYOKO AKAMA
Fuse Art Space, Bradford
REDUCTIVE MUSIC FOUR, BOOK LAUNCH: HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bates Mill Studio, November 2015.
REDUCTIVE MUSIC FOUR, BOOK LAUNCH: HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY, LONDON
Hundred Years Gallery, November 2015.
THREE GENERATIONS OF BRITISH COMPOSERS: HOWARD SKEMPTON, LAURENCE CRANE, SARAH HUGHES
Mor York Gallery, Los Angeles, September 2015
COMPOSITION: MUSIC WE’D LIKE TO HEAR, LONDON
Collapsed Points For Living In, solo for double bass, performed by Dominic Lash. July 2015.
EXHIBITION: WE FIND THE BODY DIFFICULT TO SPEAK
May 2015. With Patrick Farmer.
COMMISSION: SCORE for a.pe.ri.od.ic (11) CONTROLLED INDETERMINACY IN TEXT SCORES, CHICAGO
a.pe.ri.od.ic Ensemble, Chicago, May 2015
COMMISSION: CONTROLLED INDETERMINACY IN TEXT SCORES, LOS ANGELES
Dog Star Orchestra, Los Angeles, June 2015
EXHIBITION: OBJECTS OF CONJECTURE, HARDWICK GALLERY
Joint exhibition with David R J Stent
CONCERT: ADAM SONDERBERG, JOSEPH CLAYTON MILLS AND SARAH HUGHES
Church of st. John the Evangelist, Oxford
Performed by Ryoko Akama, Jane Dickson, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, Samuel Rodgers, David R J Stent, and Paul Whitty
RESIDENCY: GRIZEDALE FOREST
With Patrick Farmer.
QO2 Winter School – INTERPRETATION
Conference presentation, ‘On Water Yam’
EITHER EAR, OTO PROJECTS
Exhibition with Ryoko Akama. Curated by Kostis Kilymis (Organised Music From Thessaloniki) and Helen Frosi (SoundFjord)
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE NANTES
Performance of score commissioned as part of Fernand Leger exhibition ‘Deconstructing the Real’ at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes’. September 2014
OTO PROJECTS RESIDENCY
Three-day residency at Cafe OTO’s project space with Patrick Farmer and Samuel Rodgers. September 2014
ORIEL DAVIES OPEN
Exhibition at Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
April – June 2014
SOUND ART CURATING CONFERENCE
Conference paper. May 15-17, Goldsmiths University and Courtauld Institute of Art. Paper: The Continuum of the Field
100 YEARS GALLERY
Solo performance, alongside Angharad Davies, Dominic Lash, Artur Vidal and Tim Parkinson
100 Years Gallery, London
Performance. Sarah Hughes (piano), Kostis Kilymis (electronics), Samuel Rodgers (electronics)
Café Oto, London
Performance. Sarah Hughes and Ryoko Akama
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
TRANSMISSION LECTURE SERIES
Lecture. 37.5 Fragments Toward an Occupation of Time with David Stent and Dominic Lash. Sheffield Hallam University
POLYprojects>5, CENTRE FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION, LONDON
Performance. James Saunder’s Location Composite #6: Waterloo Station, with text from Amy Culter, Chris McCabe and Andrew Spragg. Performed by Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis and Artur Vidal
BANG THE BORE, ‘INTERVIEWS WITH COMPOSERS‘
Interview with Seth Cooke discussing the composition (can never exceed unity)
ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MAKING, ANOTHER TIMBRE
A Series of realisations of Hughes’ 2013 compositions Architectural Model Making available for free download, as part of Another Timbre’s ‘Online Projects’
NOW NOW GROUP SHOW, SYDNEY NON-OBJECTIVE, AUSTRALIA
Exhibition. Group show at SNO, Sydney, Australia
THE CONTINUUM OF THE FIELD
Essay published by the NOW festival
OBJECT ABUSE – SPINACH, LONDON
Exhibition. Curated by McCormack and Gent
MEANTIME PROJECT SPACE – SET ENSEMBLE RESIDENCY
Three day residency at Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham
CAFE OTO PROJECT SPACE, LONDON
Performance. Sarah Hughes and Kostis Kilymis / Jack Hariis and Samuel Rogers
THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL PISARO AND MAKIKO NISHIAZE, LONDON
Performance. SARU & Compost and Height present an evening of the music of Michael Pisaro and Makiko Nishikaze. Supported by Cafe Oto.
A.PE.RI.OD.IC (8), CHICAGO, USA
Score.Frequency Series presents the 8th installment of the a.pe.ri.od.ic series with a world premiere of “festhalten/loslassen” by Michael Pisaro along with works by British composers Sarah Hughes and James Saunders.
BLOC PROJECTS, SHEFFIELD
Performance. The Set Ensemble and The Edges Ensemble in adhoc formations alongside David Lacey, Greg Stewart and Samuel Rodgers
SOUNDS LIKE, AKA GALLERY, SASKATOON, CANADA
As part of the ‘Stay Tuned’ multi-speaker installation by Rutger Zuydervelt
JOHN HANSARD GALLERY – DISPLACEMENT ACTIVITY, SOUTHAMPTON
Neil Chapman, Seth Cooke, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, David Stent and Will Montgomery and compositions by James Saunders and Manfred Werder. Organised by Bang the Bore
AURAL DETRITUS, PHOENIX GALLERY, BRIGHTON
Three performances: one with Loris, a duo with Kostis Kilymis and realisation of score by Patrick Farmer
THE WULF, LOS ANGELES, USA
Sarah Hughes, David Stent, Michael Pisaro, Marcus Rubio and Andy Young perform work by Hughes, Pisaro, Patrick Farmer and James Tenney
AUDIOGRAFT 2013, OXFORD
The Holywell, Oxford, with The Set Ensemble
AURAL DETRITUS Phoenix Brighton
Angharad Davies solo, Sarah Hughes solo, Dominic Lash solo
RESIDENCY QO2, Brussels. November 2012
SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPES Holywell Music Hall, Oxford. 2pm – 9pm
Realisation of Repetition/Variation (sketchbook series #2) performed by Michael Pisaro, Tim Parkinson, Dominic Lash, Patrick Farmer and James Saunders
MURMURATION Cafe Oto
No Islands Quartet (Sarah Hughes, Patrick Farmer, Kostis Kilymis and Stephen Cornford) perform John Cage’s Four6
plus large ensemble realisations of pieces by Michael Pisaro, James Saunders, Sam Sfirri and Manfred Werder
SET ENSEMBLE Scout Hut, Bristol
Sarah Hughes, Angharad Davies, David Stent, Patrick Farmer, Dominic Lash, Dan Bennett, Kate Lash, Bruno Guastalla. Performing compositions by: Sarah Hughes Never Exceeds Unity , Dominic Lash Notes and Noises, Burkhard Schlothauer 47 insignificant variable sounds plus two drummers drumming plus a group piece by James Saunders and a solo performance by Angharad Davies
LOST AND FOUND Kings Place, Kings Cross, London
Sarah Hughes, Stephen Cornford and Patrick Farmer
CATHNOR Radu Malffati, Jurg Frey, Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis, Dominic Lash and Angharad Davies
Oxford, St Columbus Church
SOUND/SPACE The Old Biscuit Factory , 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London
Sarah Hughes, Jennifer Allum, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga- trio
Seymour Wright solo John Butcher solo
POLYPLY Centre for Creative Collaboration, Acton Street, Kings Cross, London
Sarah Hughes and Kostis Kilymis
Seijiro Murayama and Sarah Hughes Percussion and Zither
with Bruno Guastalla reading Francis Ponge and Kostis Kilymis solo feedback electronics
AUDIOGRAFT FESTIVAL Oxford
W/ Stephen Cornford and Patrick farmer
ART JERICHO, Oxford
w/ Jason Kahn, Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer
Parasol Unit, London. w/David Stent and Dominic Lash. Performing scores by Craig Shepard and Antione Beuger.
POLYProjects Centre for Creative Collaboration, Acton Street, London
Jürg Frey, “landschaft mit wörten (selection)”, Manfred Werder, “20094”, Michael Pisaro, “a single charm is doubtful (harmony series #14)”, Antoine Beuger, “confidential letter #7” (Antoine Beuger, flute & voice; Angharad Davies, violin & voice; Sarah Hughes, zither, stones & voice; Tim Parkinson, melodica & voice; David Stent, guitar & voice; Carol Watts, voice; Manfred Werder, lightswitch)
Oxford Brookes University
performing John Cage’s four6. w/Bruno Guastalla, David Stent, Patrick Farmer
Koboku Senju are Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Eivind Lønning, Martin Taxt, Espen Reinertsen + Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes.
I and E festival, Dublin.
Q02 – Residency
w/ Patrick Farmer and Kostis Kilymis. March 10 – 21
Dominic Lash leaving concert
Antoine Beuger “touw (vor joop)” (Patrick Farmer, turntable; Sarah Hughes, zither; Dominic Lash, clarinet; David Stent, mandolin), Cafe Oto, London
Audiograft Festival 2011 Oxford Brookes University
George Brecht, “polishing, w/ Patrick Farmer
Audiograft Festival 2011 Holywell Music Room Oxford
Radu Malfatti, “heikou” (Angharad Davies, violin; Rhodri Davies, electric harp; Patrick Farmer, snare drum; Bruno Guastalla, ‘cello; Sarah Hughes, autoharp; Tim Parkinson, piano; David Stent, guitar; Paul Whitty, harmonium)
Bengt af Klintberg, “Orange event number 24” (Sarah Hughes, Patrick Farmer, Bruno Guastalla, Dominic Lash, Paul Whitty: nutcrackers), Sarah Hughes, “for Rilke” (Rhodri Davies, electric harp; Dominic Lash, contrabass)
George Brecht, “for a drummer, fluxusversion 2” (Patrick Farmer, drumsticks & pillow), Tim Parkinson, “violin and piano piece (2009)” (Angharad Davies, violin; Tim Parkinson, piano), Ben Patterson, “paper piece” (Rhodri Davies, Bruno Guastalla, Dominic Lash, David Stent, Paul Whitty: paper), Stefan Thut, “many, 1-4” (Angharad Davies, violin; Rhodri Davies, electric harp; Patrick Farmer, guitar; Bruno Guastalla, ‘cello; Sarah Hughes, autoharp; Tim Parkinson, piano; David Stent, guitar; Paul Whitty, harmonium)