John Cousins (NZ) Guest Concert Wednesday December 5th 7pm PACE Studio 1

A performance of audiovisual works by John Cousins

'Choke' (8 channel)
'Between Floors' (16 channel)
'Say' (stereo)

John Cousins is New Zealand’s leading sonic artist.  In a career spanning more than 40 years his output embraces instrumental and vocal music, live art, photographic installations, audiovisual and acousmatic electroacoustic music.  In this concert he will present three audiovisual works in an immersive sound environment.

Preceded 3-4.30pm by a research seminar on Cousins’ audiovisual work 'Aria', in the PACE Building, Studio 1.

Entry Free! All Welcome!

Dirty Electronics Workshops in Estonia and Finland

On November 10, 2012, Dr John Richards brought a "Cut and Thrust" Dirty Electronics workshop to Ptarmigan in Estonia, where projects included an instrument based on an electric generator made from a pair of scissors and a motor appropriated from a desktop printer.

Collaborating with students of the Sibelius Academy, he also presented a concert at the Helsinki Music Centre (Musiikkitalo) on November 16.

Shenyang Conservatory of Music - Lunchtime Concert 12.00 - Wednesday 21st November - PACE Studio 1

We welcome composers and instrumentalists from the Shenyang Conservatory in China. They will introduce us to the work of the Conservatory and play some electroacoustic music by members of their community, both staff and graduates of the composition department.

Looking of a Lad by Zhao Ziwen, Wei Fangxia, Zhao Yitong, Deng Ruochuan, Ren Xiu
Ambush on All Sides in Acousmographe by Zhang Ruibo
Birth and Rebirth by Zhang Ruibo (for Guqin and Max/MSP/Jitter)
Guqin soloist: Zhu Mohan
Heng (Perserverence, Duration) for live khoomei and industrial noise with VJ - Creative Design: Xie Bingyuan, Zhang Ruibo; Khoomei: Wumuti Anniwa (bass), Zhang Ruibo (tenor); Programmer: Zhao Zhongye, Yang Tianyang; VJ: Zhou Zhengqi

Entry Free! All Welcome!

Louise Rossiter: First Prize Espace du Son

Doctoral student Louise Rossiter was awarded ex-aequo First Prize in the Espace du Son competition for intepretation/diffusion of acousmatic music, along with Thomas Gorbach. The competition was held in October by Musiques & Recherches in Belgium.