John Young concert at Sound Junction, Sheffield, Saturday November 3rd 2018

MTI's Professor of Composition, John Young, will be giving a concert at the University of Sheffield as part of the Sound Junction concert series, this coming Saturday November 3rd at 7pm:

The programme will include:

Tongue (2001), 13:47, stereo
An Angel at Mons (2014), 11:56, 15.1 channel
Sweet Anticipation (2018), 12:00, 16 channel
Three Spaces in Mid-Air (2017), 10:57, stereo

Other Sound Junction highlights this weekend include a concert dedicated to the works of composer Andrew Lewis on Friday Nov. 2nd at 7pm, and the launch of a new cd by Adam Stanovic on the empreintes DIGITALes label at 5pm.

Sound Junction is the University of Sheffield Sound Studios’ concert series promoting the very best acousmatic music including music made by staff and students at The University of Sheffield. If you would like to know more about our courses, concerts and music, please email Adrian Moore (

MTI's Leigh Landy this week in the Czech Republic

This week MTI's Prof. Leigh Landy is Visiting Professor at the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU, Brno, CZ) where he is giving talks on his compositions and analytical work, a masterclass and a concert with six of his works.

He will also be visiting the Faculty of Fine Arts (FaVU) of the Brno University of Technology, where he shall give a talk regarding collaborative work with dance, theatre and video; the Musicology Department of Masaryk University (Brno) where he shall give a talk on sampling culture; and HAMU (the Music Academy of Prague) & Charles University, where he shall hold a 1½ day workshop on sound-based sampling.

Leigh Landy at UNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina

MTI's Leigh Landy gave the keynote at the ‘Mundos Sonoros: Simposio International de Arte Sonoro’ at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires on 13 Sept. 2018:

Prior to this he gave a lecture to new media staff at UNTREF and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNTREF’s Vice Chancellor regarding research, cultural and student exchange including the potential for dual degrees.

Simon Emmerson profile concert at University of Greenwich

Last week MTI's Prof. Simon Emmerson gave a profile concert at the University of Greenwich, as part of @soundgreenwich's Loudspeaker Orchestra concert series - the first of the series to take place in the beautiful church of St Alfege, resting place of Thomas Tallis:

"Simon Emmerson presents a concert of contemporary works meditating on contemporary music practice and the malleability of memory and recorded sound.

Emmerson's forty years of work reflect the changing technology of music; commissions include works for the Smith Quartet, Philip Sheppard (electric cello), Philip Mead (piano) with the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Quintet, Darragh Morgan (violin) and Keynote+ (Jane Chapman and Kate Ryder - harpsichord and piano) and Sond’Ar-te Ensemble (Lisbon). He has also completed purely electroacoustic commissions from the IMEB (Bourges), the GRM (Paris) and the Inventionen Festival (Berlin).

CDs of his works have been issued by Continuum (1993) and Sargasso (2007 and 2008). He contributed to and edited The Language of Electroacoustic Music in 1986 (Macmillan, still in print) and Music, Electronic Media and Culture (Ashgate (now Routledge), 2000).

He was founder Secretary of EMAS (The Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain) in 1979, and served on the Board of Sonic Arts Network from its inception until 2004. He was a Trustee of its successor organisation ‘Sound and Music’ 2008-2013. In 2009-2010 he was DAAD Edgar Varese Visiting Professor at the TU, Berlin. He was visiting Professor and Composer at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Perth) in November 2016. He gave the keynote addresses at the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2011 (Auckland) and the International Computer Music Conference 2011 (Huddersfield), Music Science Technology 2012 (São Paulo), WOCMAT 2012 (Taiwan), Audiomostly 2014 (Aalborg), AHEM 2016 (London), BEAST Feast 2017 (Birmingham)."

Bret Battey's 'Estuaries 3' screenings by the Center for Visual Music

'Estuaries 3', by MTI Professor of Audio-visual Composition Bret Battey, will be part of screenings this week by the Center for Visual Music, at the Sonoma Film Institute in California:

'Music for the Eyes: Visual Music Films' -  Historic & new visual music
Sonoma Film Institute, Rohnert Park CA, Oct 5 & 7 2018