'Electronic Frequencies': Program dedicated to MTI on Amsterdam 'Concertzender' radio

This Wednesday, February 28th, Amsterdam's Concertzender radio will be presenting a one-hour program dedicated to works by the MTI:


Works by James Andean, Mike Blow, Robin Parmar, Virginie Viel, Neal Spowage, & John Young. Starts 23:00.

Simon Emmerson 'portrait concert', City University, Tues. Feb. 20th

On Tuesday February 20th, City University London is hosting a portrait concert of composer and electronic music pioneer, MTI Prof. Simon Emmerson!


Simon Emmerson (electronics), with Carla Rees (flutes) and Philip Mead (piano)

7.00pm - 8.30pm Tuesday 20th February 2018
Performance Space, College Building, City University of London, St John Street, London

Simon Emmerson: Spirit of ’76 (1976)
Simon Emmerson: Microvariations 2 (2015)
Simon Emmerson: Solo flute quartet (Premiere)
Simon Emmerson: Memory Machine (2010)

A portrait concert of composer and electronic music pioneer Simon Emmerson, who founded and directed City’s sound studios for thirty years. The concert will include the first performance of Solo Flute Quartet, a new work for Carla Rees, and Microvariations 2, written for and performed by Philip Mead. Spirit of ’76 for flute and electronics is a piece composed while a PhD student at City of which Carla recently gave a 40th birthday performance. This live electronic music is contrasted with a ‘concert installation’, Memory Machine, a studio work that plays on our memory of places, spaces and music heard as if through the opening and closing of doors in a ‘memory theatre’ (after Frances Yates).

Two premieres of new works by MTI Prof. John Young

John Young, Professor of Composition, will have two works premiered in the forthcoming week:

Magnetic Resonance (2017) on 20 February at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.  This work for magnetic resonator piano and 8 channel electroacoustic sounds is a collaboration with Xenia Pestova (University of Nottingham) and Andrew McPherson (Queen Mary University of London).


Spirit (2018) for orchestra and electroacoustic sounds, on 24 February.  This commission from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand) celebrates the orchestra’s 60th anniversary.