"Abstracted Journeys" at London Contemporary Music Festival

A composition by recent PhD graduate Andrew Hill, Abstracted Journeys, has been programmed for the penultimate concert of the London Contemporary Music Festival, on August the 4th. [http://lcmf.co.uk/4-August-Coming-Together]

Listen to the work here:

Symposium 4: Thursday 11th July 2013 ‘Building communities, changing needs, ongoing work’

As part of the AHRC funded project ‘New Multimedia Tools for Electroacoustic Music Analysis’ directed by Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy (Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester) – and hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at DMU.
Location: Clephan Building, Bonners Lane, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH (Room 0.01)
Time: 10.30-17.00
Chairs: Simon Emmerson, Michael Gatt
Invited guest contributors: Michael Clarke, Frédéric Dufeu, Trevor Wishart
10.30/10.45-11.00 coffee and introduction
11.00-12.00 ‘New Multimedia Tools for Electroacoustic Music Analysis’ (1)
- Simon Emmerson (DMU) – Achievements of the project and future possibilities
- Mike Gatt (DMU) - The OREMA project and the eOREMA journal: update and future developments
12.00-12.45 - Michael Clarke and Frédéric Dufeu (Huddersfield) –
'An Introduction to the TIAALS software (Tools for Interactive Aural Analysis)'
(part of TaCEM - Technology and Creativity in Electroacoustic Music – an AHRC funded joint Huddersfield/Durham project).
12.45-14.00 - Lunch
14.00-15.30 Open Forum: Trevor Wishart’s Globalalia – analytical approaches
Led by Michael Gatt including contributions from –
Trevor Wishart, Kevin Dahan, Weiwei Jin, Cormac Gould, Ambrose Seddon
15.30-15.45 - Tea/coffee
15.45-16.30 ‘New Multimedia Tools for Electroacoustic Music Analysis’ (2)
Pierre Couprie (DMU): EAnalysis software: update and demonstration
16.30-17.00 -
Questions & discussion
Open Forum output possibilities (OREMA, eOREMA).
Everyone welcome!
Your participation in this Symposium presupposes your consent to it being video and audio recorded.
Your contact: Simon Emmerson - s.emmerson@dmu.ac.uk

Neal Spowage at Music and/as Process Huddersfield

Photo Credit - Rebecca Carter
Postgraduate student Neal Spowage has just presented Frozen Venus to delegates at the Music and/as Process Symposium at the University of Huddersfield on 30th July 2013.

Frozen Venus is a performance work that demonstrates six new Plungerphone electronic instruments. It explores them using a series of states that involve grouping power, leadership, control and support. The intention of the performance is to demonstrate how controlling and manipulating others has a dark ambition. It hovers between intimacy and opposition. Not necessarily political, but rather social and humanistic, we project a symmetry where every dynamic component is shadowed by dark comedy.