Richard Barrett – Systems & Spontaneity (Compositions 2020-21)

Wednesday 12 January, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Restrictions on live performance over the past two years gave rise to some quite extensive rethinking of my approach to composition, starting from a desire to produce work which made creative use of a different set of possibilities, rather than a simulation of pre-pandemic circumstances. This led to […]

Charlie Sdraulig – one to one

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Composer Charlie Sdraulig will propose ways of reimagining how performers and audiences relate to one another, as explored in his series one to one (2018-20). He will discuss aspects of participation, nonverbal interaction, and entrainment. Charlie Sdraulig’s music often draws attention to the social dynamics of musical situations, focusing […]

Sara Glojnarić

Wednesday 1 December 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Sara will be discussing recontextualization as a compositional strategy, pop-culture nostalgia, translation as extended authorship, and the juxtaposition of these processes, while showcasing both video (This Champagne Is Burned, popfem #2) and acoustic pieces (Artefacts 2, Latitudes, Im Stein) from 2018 to today. Sara Glojnarić is a composer based in Stuttgart, Germany, originally from Zagreb, Croatia. Her […]

George Vlad

Wednesday 24 November, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] I have about 10 years of experience working in audio for games, film and other media. I spend about 70% of my time in the studio where I do sound design, music composition and implementation mostly in the video games industry. The remaining 30% I spend organising and […]

Laura Steenberge – Blank banderoles

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Laura Steenberge’s work as a performer and composer is informed by the study of iconography, music and psychoacoustic phenomena that have represented imaginary and supernatural voices through the ages. For this talk, she will discuss several recent pieces alongside banderoles, necromancers, and medieval chant. Laura Steenberge is an […]

Elena Rykova

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Elena Rykova will share her recent work and talk about monochrome composition. She will focus on the following creations: Asymptotic Freedom II for six electric guitars recently premiered in Darmstadt, Silenced for two timpani and electronics, and 101% percent mind uploading for three performers inside a piano. A composer and artist, Elena Rykova, […]

Dan Graham – Library Music

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 1-2pm [online via Minerva] *Please note the later start time* Library music composer and label owner Dan Graham will respond to questions about library music drawing on his extensive industry experience. As well as working as a composer himself, Dan runs the production music library Gothic Storm, providing trailer music for […]

Rylan Gleave – In chemical transit

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Rylan Gleave reimagines Cherubino’s aria from Le Nozze di Figaro, recontextualising the trouser role through a trans lens, in a dissection of his upcoming work In chemical transit. The piece for current and previous voice, with ensemble and electronics, explores the opera’s original text, literal translation, and Voi che […]

Stefan Prins – From “Not I” to “under_current”:  the electric guitar in my life

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Stefan will talk about two pieces in which the electric guitar is central: an ‘early’ piece (Not I, for e-guitar and live-electronics) and under_current, his electric guitar “concerto”, which will have been premiered, a few days before the talk, in Donaueschingen. He will discuss the e-guitar in […]

Kathy Hinde – Interdisciplinary artwork with an environmental conscience

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva] Kathy Hinde will share recent installations, performances, participatory works and research from her current practice. She will include details of recent collaborations with environmental scientists, and outline her motivations and aspirations to engage people with critical issues around climate change through embodied experiences via artistic media and […]

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, […]

Laura Bowler (Open Scores Lab 17)

Wednesday 3 October, 12-4pm (CM.107) The first lab of the year features a visit from composer-performer Laura Bowler, who will talk about extremes and autobiography in her work. In the second half of the lab, Alex Mah and Harry Matthews report back from the KLANGRAUM and CAMP summer schools that they attended this year, and will […]