Cathy Milliken: Composition and Collaboration: an investigation of collaborative musical practice through the lens of the composer (Intercultural Communication through Practice). Wednesday 20 February, 12-2pm, CM107.

The purpose of this seminar is to investigate various ways in which composers engage in collaborative, creative musical processes with others. I shall introduce three projects, each placed in different cultural contexts. I will touch on more general considerations such as democratic musical practices and shared authorship as well as specifics relating to intercultural creative…

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé: Playing (with) and becoming (OPEN SCORES LAB 21). Wednesday 13 February, 12-2/2-4pm, CM107.

Playing (with) and becoming I will share a few projects, VINST, JUNGLE FEVER, PRAELUDERE, Ode (owed) to O, specualting on where my attachment to spoken/written language and the voice may come from, and how a few conceptual strategies I have used over the years have recently led to rather unexpected results. In the afternoon I…

Larry Goves: Paraphernalia: material agency and musical excess (Sonic Materialities Lab). Wednesday 23 January, 12-2pm (CM.107).

Paraphernalia is an planned extensive sequence of new theatrical/multimedia music compositions in which the intention is to collide notions of material agency with a compositional interpretation of Kaloust Guedel’s Excessivism manifesto (2015) and related visual artworks. The sequence also takes, as an elusive starting point, Marco Ferreri’s controversial 1973 film La Grande Bouffe (which centres on a group…

Andy Ingamells: Reading, Character and Playing (Open Scores Lab 19). Wednesday 5 December, 12-2pm (CM.107).

In this talk I will discuss my practice-based research into how the legacy of Experimental Music from the 1960s can lead to the formation of new approaches to composition through the creation of an original body of work. Rather than composing music in isolation, how can I integrate the process of composition into performance and…

Pablo Villierezz: Panther Panther! Wednesday 28 November, 12-2pm (CM.107).

Panther Panther! is an audio-visual project that encompasses the following: music production and composition, live visuals for music or VJing, audio-visual performance, DJing, light installations in the public domain through projection mapping techniques, motion graphics and music/art video production. Panther Panther! is a stage name, but it is also an umbrella name for my current…

Kathy Hinde. Wednesday 21 November, 12-2pm (CM.107).

Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Kathy will share her recent work and discuss her working processes, inspirations and ongoing research in creating experiences that connect the audience to the natural world. Drawing on inspiration from behaviours and…

Open Scores Lab 18: Thomas Meadowcroft – Composing and Neoliberalism: some preliminary remarks. Wednesday 14 November, 12-4pm (CM.107)

For Lab 18 we welcome composer Thomas Meadowcroft from Berlin to talk about his recent work, focusing on composing and neoliberalism. In the second half of the Lab, PhD composer Goni Peles will present his recent CompositionCloud project, with some opportunities to create content and explore distributed creative practices. 12-2pm | CM.107 | Thomas Meadowcroft – Composing and Neoliberalism:…

Roger Dean: Computational Creativity. Wednesday 31 October, 12-4pm (CM.107).

Roger Dean will outline the framework within which he creates his compositional, improvisational, and intermedia sound works. In particular, Deep Learning will be presented as an interesting tool for exploring possible creative spaces in both text and symbolic music generation. Roger hopes for considerable interaction from the attendees, and is happy to diverge along paths…

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