Leigh Landy talk @ Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, 19.3.21

MTI² director Leigh Landy has been invited to give a talk at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on March 19th, entitled ‘The field of electroacoustic music studies and where analysis fits in’:



John Richards keynote @ Bowed Electrons 2020, South Africa

On December 4th, MTI²'s John Richards gave the keynote talk at the Bowed Electrons 2020 event hosted by the South Africa College of Music and the University of Cape Town. 

His keynote, titled 'The Danger of the Crowd', can be found at: 

https://youtu.be/HvaZ80z36oA?t=17790
(starting at 4h57’)



MTI²'s Neal Spowage & final issue of Leonardo Music Journal

Work by MTI² alum & adjunct Neal Spowage graces the cover of the very last issue of Leonardo Music Journal, accompanying his article 'Now I’m Digital, Where Is My Ritual? Exploring Post-Digital Performance Objects as Totems for Agency and Ritual':

https://www.leonardo.info/journal-issue/leonardo-music-journal/30



Simon Emmerson keynote at this weekend's Midlands New Music Symposium

 The Midlands New Music Symposium is taking place online this weekend, December 5th & 6th, and will include a keynote by MTI²'s Prof. Simon Emmerson, on the topic of 'Composing for flutes and electronics':

https://nottfar.org.uk/symposium

Late registration requests should be sent to nottfar@nottingham.ac.uk

"The Midlands New Music Symposium seeks to explore and celebrate the diversity of current contemporary music and sound practices in the fields of composition, performance, and technology. The two-day online symposium will include a series of presentations, lecture recitals, discussions, and concerts.

The symposium themes are open to let practitioners and scholars set the agenda. As such, the committee invites a broad range of proposals (outlined below) from individuals in and outside of academia."





MTI²'s John Young & David Holland win at the Musica Nova 2020 competition

The winners of the Musica Nova 2020 International Music Competition have been announced, and MTI² has done very well indeed: 

In Category A ('compositions of autonomous art electroacoustic music'), it's a clean sweep for MTI²:
- First prize goes to Prof. John Young, for his work 'Abwesenheit'
- Honorary Mention goes to David Holland for 'First Rituals'

...with alumna & adjunct Louise Rossiter included among the finalists.

Congratulations to all!

https://musicanova.seah.cz/vysl/2020.pdf 



Online webinar with MTI²'s Leigh Landy, Sat. Nov. 21st

On Saturday November 21st at 9AM UTC, MTI²'s Leigh Landy led an online
Webinar on the EARS 2 and Compose with Sounds projects, for the Greek Society of Music Education (and two MA groups at the Ionian University) with MTI alumna Nasia Therapontos:

https://www.facebook.com/events/4991937157490703/

The webinar was attended by ca. 150 music teachers and music education students, was recorded and will now be distributed to hundreds of other music teachers and students. The outcome of the webinar, beyond an enthusiastic response, is that the Greek Music Education Society has formally endorsed the use of EARS 2 and Compose with Sounds in all Greek schools, particularly secondary schools. There was great enthusiasm that it has now appeared in Greek with plans to add composer portraits to the site and hold a concert in a year’s time featuring student compositions (with professional works as well) and workshops which will be attended by Landy.

Anna Xambó @ Sound Junction Satellites, Sat. Nov. 14th

This Saturday November 14th, MTI²'s Anna Xambó will perform as part of the Sound Junction Satellites: Live Coding & 3-D Sound – Online Live Stream:  

https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/sound-junction-satellites-live-coding-3-d-sound/

"A live streamed concert featuring the best of live-coding and electroacoustic composition. Starting at 7.30, expect an evening of sound both immersive and frenetic – as performers explore the possibilities in live coded music, and acousmatic composition. We’re especially excited for some binaural live performances from our live-coders – so you’ll be able to experience 3D binaural effects at home. Binaural sound is a way of creating the illusion of 3D sound through stereo audio – it’s a strange but immersive experience, and can be achieved through any pair of headphones. Right now, that might be the closest you get to the real thing, and it should be a lot of fun!"

Estimated schedule:

7.30pm to 8.30pm – Live-coded performances from Alex McLean, Gerard Roma and Anna Xambo

8.30pm to 9pm – Discussion of the potential of binaural effects in live coding and a Q & A (access link will be sent out to the audience).

9pm to 9.40pm – Acousmatic pieces from Sound Junction friends and University of Sheffield Sound Studios followed by a chat between the composers about their process