MTI presents: Thomas Gorbach - Talk & Concert, Feb. 21st

On February 21st 2018, MTI is proud to be hosting a talk and concert by Thomas Gorbach, from the Vienna University of Technology:

Wed. Feb. 21st 2018, 1pm, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Clephan Building 0.19 De Montfort University Bonners Lane, Leicester

in 32-channel immersive sound
Wed. Feb. 21st 2018, 7.30pm, PACE Building, Studio 1
De Montfort University Richmond Street, Leicester LE2 7LQ

The Austrian Cultural Forum’s support for these events is gratefully acknowledged.

Premiere of Leigh Landy's 'On the Éire', IMBOLC International Music Festival, Derry

The premiere of MTI Prof. Leigh Landy's latest work, 'On the Éire', will take place on February 1st at the IMBOLC International Music Festival, Derry:

Date: 1st Feb 2018
Time: 12:30
Location: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

This concert will feature a range of works for a circular (surround sound) array of loudspeakers by the Spatial Music Collective, a group of like–minded composers based in Ireland, the UK and US who have been presenting concerts in this format since 2006. It will feature new electronic and sample–based music by various members of the collective, including a new and specially–commissioned work by composer Leigh Landy, On the Éire, who is Professor of Contemporary Music at De Montfort University.

World-renowned violinist Irvine Arditti visits MTI for Live Electronics workshop & concert

The De Montfort University MTI 2017-18 Events Series presents:

Philharmonia Orchestra with DMU: ‘Music of Today’
As part of DMU's ground-breaking partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra, we will be hosting a unique workshop and concert as part of the Orchestra's contemporary 'Music of Today' series in collaboration with DMU's Music Technology and Innovation Department. The concert features pioneering violinist, Irvine Arditti and Philharmonia cellist, Karen Stephenson, performing works for solo instruments and live electronics by DMU MTI Professor Simon Emmerson and current PhD student, Susanne Grunewald. Rounding off the programme is Salvatore Sciarrino’s Sei Capricci, a modern counterpart to Paganini’s devilishly difficult études.

WORKSHOP – 15:00-17:00, Wednesday 24th January 2018, DMU PACE Building, Studio 1

Renowned violinist Irvine Arditti and Professor Simon Emmerson present a unique insight into electroacoustic music and particularly writing for orchestral instruments and live electronics. Beginning with an open rehearsal and presentation of Emmerson’s Stringscape (for solo violin and live electronics); Irvine Arditti will present a unique insight into violin techniques for new music that he has played throughout his revolutionary career, looking at the Sciarrino Sei Capricci he will be performing at the concert.

CONCERT – 1730-1830, Wednesday 7th February 2018, DMU Gallery

Simon Emmerson: Stringscape for solo violin and live electronics (2010)
Violin: Irvine Arditti - Live electronics: Simon Emmerson

Susanne Grunewald: Golden Turtle for solo cello, video projection and live electronics (2013)
Cello: Karen Stephenson - Live electronics: Susanne Grunewald

Sciarrino: Sei Capricci for solo violin (1976)
Violin: Irvine Arditti

Entry free (booking advisable).
To book tickets for the workshop and concert, please email