Friday in Helsinki: Premiere of James Andean's guitar quartet 'be-mai peligei'

Friday December 8th in Helsinki will be the premiere of a new guitar quartet composition, 'be-mai peligei', by MTI's James Andean, together with works by Clara de Asís and Ilia Belorukov:

https://www.facebook.com/events/161559731246246/

Performed by SÄHKÖKITARAKVARTETTI:
Lauri Hyvärinen, Jukka Kääriäinen, Sigurdur Rögnvaldsson & Juhani Grönroos
Galleria AKUSMATA, Helsinki, 7pm

Bret Battey's 'Estuaries 2' @ MAtera INtermedia Festival in Italy

On Tuesday, December 5th, MTI Professor Bret Battey​'s audiovisual work 'Estuaries 2' will be part of the MA/IN 2017 MAtera INtermedia Festival​:

http://www.materaintermedia.it/#1511093796194-a82b4527-3383

MTI Prof. John Young presentation on "Sounding Memory, Sounding Imagination"

On Wednesday November 29th, MTI Prof. John Young will give a presentation at the Leicester Media School research seminar, titled "Sounding Memory, Sounding Imagination":

"Sound recording gives composers scope to engage creatively with the entirety of the sonic world—from sounds already around us in nature and culture to new forms of artistic experience created through digital synthesis, transformation and spatialisation. Whilst artistically liberating this also raises deep problems of how to navigate meaningfully through such virtual creative freedom. John will look at the content of this technologically-enabled artistic landscape from both media arts and musical perspectives. Examples from his practice-based work with oral history recordings will be used to illustrative possible solutions to some of the aesthetic issues raised."

Wednesday November 29th, 4pm, Gatehouse Building GH3.79

INTERFACES project presents: Telematic Hacking Initiative - Exposition I (opening event)

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2017-18 concert series presents:

TELEMATIC HACKING
https://www.facebook.com/events/1552613034829992/

Location: the Net/UK/Athens

***LIVE STREAM available from the Interfaces Network YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3v_NAf3eVqL_lpmaxGM1Q
…or via the Dirty Electronics twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/D_Electronics_

Exposition I (opening event): 
Wednesday November 29th 2017, 19:00 (GMT)
PACE Building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Free entry



A group of leading artists exploring the materiality of the Net meet in a telematic room. Over a series of meetings a new work emerges. Tools and hardware hacks to sound the network will be investigated. The devising will be ‘televised’ online and the telepresent audience will be invited to make their own ‘instrument’ for performance. The telematic meetings will coalesce in exposition events at a set time and physical location.

Artists include:
Network Ensemble
http://networkensemble.com/

Tim Shaw
https://tim-shaw.net/

Aram Bartholl
https://arambartholl.com/offline-art-new2-eng.html

Dirty Electronics
http://www.dirtyelectronics.org/

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens
http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG1/
Tim Ward
Yiannis Kotsonis
Orestis Plakias

Telematic hacking initiative is in partnership with Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre of De Montfort University and the Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens in the framework of the INTERFACES project supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

DMU will contribute to the telematics arts initiative focusing on hacking, as a particularly appropriate means of telematic performance. Many sounds from hacked instruments have unique characteristics and behaviours and do not operate in the same manner as traditional instruments. Such issues as latency in networked performance will not be seen as a detriment, but instead as part of the material nature of the Net that offers unique possibilities for making music together. DMU will work with hackers, cyber security experts and artists facilitating international collaborative works and coordinate a number of telematics events and expositions which can be seen as a live stream or later on a YouTube channel. The basic concept here is to, for example, legally hack internet routers so that they are able to sonify the movement of data across the Internet. International partners in New Zealand, China and throughout Europe will work on this project alongside the other Interfaces partners such as OCC in Greece.

The impact of this initiative may not be primarily in the large number of users within a finite amount of time, but instead, enabling the creation of a new, technology-driven form of community-based music making crossing age groups, levels of ability and cultural background possible and most importantly bringing together people from all around Europe. The community of interest will grow well beyond the end of the project’s duration.


'Making for Radio': MTI postgrads at HAMU, Prague

Post-graduates from DMU take part in an exchange with the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, and create new work and a public performance entitled Making for Radio for the Czech Radio to be broadcast 6 Dec.

A week-long focused project made possible by the Graduate School's Research Training Projects Fund at a major European research centre in performing arts. The HAMU is a new ERASMUS partner with the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre.

Photo:
DMU Students at HAMU with Michal Rataj: Anna Björn, Katie-Jane Howard, Steve Jones, Luigi Marino, Amit Patel, Samantha Topley, Maya Verlaak

John Young's 'Apparitions' premiere at Bludenz Festival, Austria

DMU’s Professor of Composition John Young will be at the Bludenz Festival, Austria, on the weekend of 18 November for the premiere of his multichannel work Apparitions, commissioned by the Manchester-based group Distractfold.  He’ll then go on to give a presentation at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

http://www.remise-bludenz.at/schedule/btzm-3/

MTI's Leigh Landy at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu

MTI Research Centre leader Leigh Landy is headed to the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu for four days, discussing a possible partnership and offering two talks: one on Chinese electroacoustic music, the other on his own compositions, as well as a master class: