Mark Bowden

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva]

In this session I’ll talk through and play music from some current projects and some things from a few years back. I’ll also say a bit about ideas for the future. I’ll touch on technique, collaboration, Italo Calvino, dance, and recording. I’ll also talk a little bit about the weirdness of writing an opera set in a post-pandemic society whilst living through an actual pandemic!

Mark Bowden is a composer of chamber, orchestral and vocal music. His work has been described as ‘an exceptional and absorbing pleasure’ [The Guardian], ‘invigorating’ [The Times] and ‘powerfully dramatic’ [BBC Radio 3]. His music often comes with a bundle of extra-musical connections, embracing far-reaching literary and philosophical ideas, but its impact is a physical one. Mark creates music of great expressive power and his confidence handling large forces and forms is unmistakable. He studied at Huddersfield and the Royal College of Music and has enjoyed residencies and fellowships with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rambert Dance Company, Aldeburgh Music, Handel House Museum, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden, and the MacDowell Colony in the US. Mark is Professor of Composition at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and a British Composer Award. He was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in 2019 and is writing his first full-length opera for Welsh National Opera.

You might be interested in …

Roger Mills: Tele-Improvisation: Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session. (Visual Music and Sonic Arts) Wednesday 27 March, 12-2pm, CM107.

Uncategorized

In this presentation, Roger Mills discusses his new book Tele-Improvisation: Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session. He presents case study research of how geographically dispersed musicians and sonic artists interact tele-improvisation, and the approaches and strategies they develop to perform across global cultures and time-zones. The presentation includes audio-visual recordings of remote […]

Read More

Michael Pisaro-Liu – Quiet Masses

Uncategorized

Wednesday 21 April 2021 [2-4pm, online via Minerva – NOTE CHANGE OF TIME] Michael will talk about and play some recent (and not so recent) work that attempts to touch the infinite stream of the world with multitudes of small sounds. Michael Pisaro-Liu (born 1961 in Buffalo, New York) is a long time member of […]

Read More

Cathy Lane: The stories we tell….. and are told

Uncategorized

Wednesday 6 January, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] For a long time I considered my work to be about the relationship between sound, history and memory, using recorded spoken word and field recordings as my primary materials. However over the last decade or so, I realise that my recent work is all about stories – the […]

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *