Bryn Harrison. Wednesday 17 October, 12-4pm (CM.107).

Composer Bryn Harrison will discuss aspects of time, memory and repetition in his recent compositional output, drawing in particular on how these ideas relate to the materiality of sound in his recent Piano Quintet (2017).  He will demonstrate his approach to cyclical pitch structures and illustrate how these have been applied to works of extended duration.  …

Gavin Morris: Digital Funfair. Wednesday 10 October 2018, 12-2pm, CM.107

  Gavin Morris has an MA in Digital Media and makes digital interactive installations. Through Nesta funding 10 years ago he created the Digital Funfair, a festival-based interactive entertainment experience which comprises a collection of interactive multi-media installations masked as old style fairground entertainment. The Digital Funfair has toured across the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury,…

Matthew Sergeant

Recently-appointed lecturer in composition, Matthew Sergeant introduces central ideas in his recent music: “When we compose, we make. But of late, I’ve become increasingly interested in the “who” or” what” is actually doing this making within my practice. Ideas of distributed creativities are of course, widely available – Liza Lim’s hylaemorphic model (Lim 2013) is…

James Saunders

James will talk about his recent work that focuses on group behaviours and distributed decision-making, and we’ll try out some pieces in the session.   James Saunders is a composer who makes open form compositions that explore group behaviours and decision making. His music has been played at numerous international festivals, including Bludenz Tage fur…

Andrew Hugill

Wednesday 4 October, 12-2pm, CM119 Towards an Ontology of Silence  Andrew presents a project that he has been working on for several months: to create an ontology of silence. This starts from a philosophical premise modelled on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and moves into a semantic web ontology that actualises  real and ideal silences. The project considers both affect…

Luke Nickel

Wednesday 4 October, 2-4pm, CM106 Transcription Music Luke Nickel will speak about the beginnings of a new strand of practice-based research that involves the live transcription of speech to text, and the implications of considering this action as musical material. Luke Nickel (b. 1988) is an award-winning Canadian interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently undertaking a PhD…

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