Plus-Minus Ensemble is a London based ensemble committed to commissioning new work and placing it alongside recent and landmark modern repertoire. Formed in 2003, Plus-Minus is distinguished by its interest in performative, electroacoustic and conceptual pieces, and experimental open works such as Stockhausen‘s 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name. As of 2019 Plus-Minus has adopted a more collective model for running the group, with Mark Knoop, Vicky Wright and Matthew Shlomowitz acting as co-directors.
Plus-Minus has regularly performed in London at Kammer Klang (Cafe Oto) and City University; has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandfunk Kultur; and has played at the Borealis Festival Bergen, Cut and Splice, the Sampler Sèries at l’Auditori in Barcelona, Klang Festival Copenhagen, Fundación BBVA Bilbao, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MaerzMusik, Spor Festival in Aarhus, Transit Festival Leuven and Ultima Festival Oslo.
Plus-Minus also works with student composers and has given workshops and concerts at Bath Spa University, City University London, Durham University, Guildhall School of Music, Huddersfield University, Stanford University and the University of Southampton.
Plus-Minus has worked with composers such as Peter Ablinger, Laurence Crane, Bernhard Lang, Cassandra Miller, James Saunders, Alexander Schubert and Jennifer Walshe.