Tuesday, 11 December 2012

MUST2003 - Reminder!

Simon Emmerson's 'drop in' tutorials for MUST2003 are on Wednesday 12th December 10.00-12.00 (not Thursday 11.00-13.00!). Please remember to gain approval for all your assessment topics by Friday 14th December - you can do this by email. [SE]

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Concert Wednesday December 5th 7pm PACE Studio 1

Final concert of term!
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, Studio 1.

Entry Free! All Welcome!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Creative Industries Career Fair Nov 27

This just showed up in staff email boxes today. One day ahead is rather short notice, to say the least. However, some of our students can still take advantage of this opportunity...

"On Tuesday 27th November the Creative Industries Careers Fair will be taking place on the ground floor of the Hugh Aston Building. The Fair will run between 10.30am and 2.30pm and features employers such as Joules, Creare Communications and EazyTiger. A full list of exhibitors is available from our Fairs website - www.dmu.ac.uk/careersevents

The Fair is open to all staff, students and graduates and there is no requirement to pre-register – people should feel free to turn up on the day and look around the exhibition, talk to employers about internships, placements and graduate roles as well as interact with the Careers & Employability team. We have a Careers Zone where visitors can talk to advisers about applications, CVs, interviews, temporary work, internships and graduate roles.

We have also booked a company called MyJobsPlace to carry out video and multimedia CVs and elevator pitches that students can use on their CV or online blogs – students and graduates can use this facility for free on the day of the fair.

"Living Electronic Performer" installation Fri Nov 30

Cancelled. Will be Rescheduled.

MTI Masters by Research student Javan Green will present his installation artwork The 'Living' Electronic Performer V2 in PACE Studio 2 on Friday Nov 30, 6-8 pm. A hybrid audio-visual-sculptural work, LEP will evoke a sense of 'living' response to participants.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Lunchtime Concert Wednesday 21st November PACE 1

Lunchtime Concert Wednesday November 21st, 2012 12.00pm
PACE Building, Studio 1, Richmond St., Leicester
Shenyang Conservatory of Music and Drama
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!
Forthcoming Wednesday 5th December, New Zealand’s leading electroacoustic composer John Cousins, talk and concert.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Nov 24 — Creative Technology Live at Phoenix

On Nov 24th 2012 Phoenix Square will host Creative Technology Live. CTL is a workshop event for artists, musicians, students and teachers to explore Ableton Live. Tickets (£10) are currently on sale via the CTL website. An excellent opportunity for MTI & MTP students to learn more about Ableton Live!  [BB]

Project Studio Now Online

The Project Studio is now bookable via the online Room Booking System. Please speak with the Technicians if you need information regarding usage.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Job Posting: Building Monitors

The Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities is recruiting a pool of students to undertake casual work as Building Monitors to enable Faculty teaching spaces to open later in the evenings and, in some cases, at weekends. If you are interested, please visit either of the Student Advice Centres in Clephan or Fletcher Low Rise to pick up an application form and Job DescriptionFull training will be given to all successful applicants.  [BB]

Monday, 5 November 2012

Concert this Wednesday 7th - MTI works (second concert)!

This concert forms part of the MUST2003 (Ideas) and MUST2007 (Space) programmes. But everyone welcome - essential for all composers and performers on both MTI and MTP programmes.

Wednesday November 7th, 2012 7.00pm PACE Studio 1
MTI Team Concert 2
We welcome new members of the growing Music, Technology & Innovation Research Centre team in the second of two concerts to open the 2012-2013 season. New audio-visual work by Bret Battey and new works from Simon Atkinson, Weiwei Jin and Andrew Hill - also a work by Louise Rossiter who won the 'L'Espace du Son' diffusion competition (Brussels) last week.
Simon Atkinson - Interiorities vi
Louise Rossitter - Culture Shock
Andrew Hill - New work
Bret Battey - Clonal Colonies (I – Fast Runners; II – Soft Strata)
Weiwei Jin - La solidificacion de la memoria
Entry Free! All Welcome! [SE]

Thursday, 1 November 2012

"Algorithmic Dimension" Master Class Nov 19

Digital Arts Masterclass with Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko. Four pioneers in the world of digital arts will lead a Masterclass in this free event for artists, students and anyone interested in learning more about the history and practice of this field.

Nov 19, 2012 • 6:30 pm • Phoenix Square

"Binaural Experience" Workshop & Concert 10 Nov

At the following link you can find the flyer for an event being organised in collaboration with Phoenix Square in Leicester for Saturday the 10th of November 2012.

Workshop attendees will be guided through the basics of binaural hearing and binaural spatialization, from the theory to the construction of a dummy head microphone and the programming of an application in MaxMSP for binaural synthesis. 

The evening concert (£5) will feature binaural audio works performed by members of MTI's Dirty Electronics Ensemble. Each piece has been specifically devised for binaural sound. The audience members will listen on wireless headphone sets.   [BB]

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Access Cards

For those that are still having issues with their cards, please read the following:

DMU Student and Staff cards are centrally programmed by DMU Security, meaning that some cards may take a while to be updated and the MTI team cannot change your access rights. If you think your card is not letting you in to rooms that it should, please report in person to Security (the one story building opposite Gateway House). 
When placing the cards in front of the readers the reader will flash blue. This will last a few seconds, although slightly longer the first time whilst the access rights are transferred to the card. Please allow the reader that time to update. This blue light transfers updated access rights to the card and checks if you have access to that door. The light will then change to green to allow you through the door, or red on a door you do not have access to. Also, any updates to the system, the access will be slightly delayed as the card is updated again.

Access should be as follows:
  • MTI/MTP Undergraduates - CL00.01-00.03, 00.12, 00.16, 0.43, CTS Studios, PACE MAIN door and PACE 0.4a
  • MTI Postgraduates - As Undergraduate with CL0.19
  • Perf. Arts Undergraduates - CL00.16 and PACE MAIN door and PACE 0.4a

Sunday, 21 October 2012

First concert of term this Wednesday!

This concert forms part of the MUST2003 (Ideas) and MUST2007 (Space) programmes. But everyone welcome - essential for all composers and performers on both MTI and MTP programmes.

Wednesday October 24th, 2012 7.30pm PACE Studio 1

MTI Team Concert 1
We welcome new members of the growing Music, Technology & Innovation Research Centre team in two concerts to open the 2012-2013 season – a feast of acousmatic surround sound, audio-visual & generative music. Here’s the first -
John Young - Tongue (acousmatic)
Craig Vear - Five Antarctic Solitudes (audio-visual)
Pete Batchelor - Nebula (acousmatic)
Ben Ramsay - The Batteries Of Orchards (acousmatic)
Luca Forcucci - L'Ecume des Jours (2012) (acousmatic)
Si Waite - Columns, rows and collisions: an interactive-generative piece for layered, grid-based systems (live laptop and controllers with projected visuals)
Entry Free! (Note slightly later start time than standard.) [SE]

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Moving On — Career Development Programme

The BA Performing Arts has established a careers series, called Moving On. Second and third-year MTI and MTP students are also invited to attend. The sessions are listed below.

To reserve a place in a session, please email Jill Cowley (jcowley at dmu.ac.uk), Head of the Performing Arts BA, with "Moving On" in the subject title.

  • Thursday 25th Oct 6-7pm - The education profession and further training  (CL0.01)
  • Thursday 22nd Nov, 6-7pm – Postgraduate study in the arts
  • Thursday 31st Jan, 6-7pm – Setting up a company 
  • Thursday 28th Feb, 6-7pm – Funding opportunities in the performing arts  

Monday, 15 October 2012

£5 tickets this week for Curve Theatre

As part of Black History Season, Curve are offering a selected number of students an EXCLUSIVE TICKET OFFER for OBAMA THE MAMBA - PRESIDENT OF THE SLUMS!

Obama The Mamba - President of the Slums is a true life story of fate, power and destiny.

Meet George Hussein Obama. The Mamba. Nairobi slum gangster. US President's half-brother. Born of the same Kenyan father - their lives, worlds apart.

Your exclusive ticket offer: £5.00 tickets on Mon 15, Wed 17 & Thu 18 (Matinee). Please quote 'DMU' when booking.  [BB]

Friday, 12 October 2012

Frontrunner Employment Opportunities

Numerous excellent opportunities for employment are available via the DMU Frontrunners scheme, including some that could be very strong career development opportunities for MTI/MTP students. Deadline for most is 8th November. See the Frontrunners web pages. [BB]

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Advanced Creative Projects: reminder of location today

All students taking MUST3021 Advanced Creative Projects should meet in PACE Studio 1 at 3.00 this afternoon for an introductory session with Simon, Bret and Chris.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Course Representatives Selection

Course representative selection/election will be occurring in-class in Week 2 for each year group. This year, we will be seeking two representatives from each year group. This is an crucial role for contributing to the development of a quality academic experience for all students.

Link: More information on Course Reps from DSU.  [BB]

Job Opportunities at The Y

Front of House/Bar Staff required at The Y theatre, Leicester. They say "We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Front of House staff with Bar experience to join our team. So, if you have a passion for theatre, live arts & events and have experience of and the enthusiasm to work in a busy and vibrant venue then we would love to hear from you."

For an application pack please contact hradmin@leicesterymca.co.uk or go to their website: http://www.leicesterymca.co.uk/ymca-jobs.php

Deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 8 October 2012

Plus: Bottle Rocket Comedy Club and the Y seek "student ambassadors". They say, "We are currently looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic students to assist us with our regular shows at The Y. Student ambassadors would be expected to commit a few hours a month in promoting our shows to student audiences and spreading the word on our amazing comedy offers across the city. We would also require students to attend shows and assist with signing up attendees to our mailing list. Our next show on Saturday October 20th will be a chance for you to come to one of our shows and receive more information." To confirm attendance please contact Joanna jsmith@leicesterymca.co.uk


CL0.44/45 = Courtyard Studio

If your timetable contains the mysterious "CL0.44/45", that is the Courtyard Studio. [BB]

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Maximise Your Success at University

Monday 15th –Thursday 18th October in the Kimberlin Library
Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops that will be of interest to students who are new to learning and study at University. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams, who can support you in maximising your success in Higher Education.
Writing in an academic style, reading for a purpose, working smarter not harder, new styles of assessment, library basics and finding your voice in a seminar are covered in the workshops as well as drop-in sessions for individual consultations.
Places are limited so please book, you can do this online: http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Home/Calendar/ where you can also find a full list of the events happening.  [BB]

Monday, 1 October 2012

MUST2007 Sound in Space first class

Welcome back! The first class is on Friday 5th October at 2pm in Pace 1. Fridays is the regular class. Your timetable indicates a second block for this course on Wednesdays - this is available practice time - details for this will be devised in the first class and posted here and via googlegroups. There is no class practice time this Wednesday - come on Friday for the first meeting! [SE]

Friday, 28 September 2012

Dirty Electronics@DMU

Dirty Electronics, directed by John Richards, will resume regular activities at De Montfort University, Leicester every Thursday evening 6:00 – 8:00, PACE Building, Studio 1. The first session will be Thursday, 4 October. Participation is open to all. Information on a selection of previous concerts and events can be found on the Dirty Electronics website.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Be a student ambassador

Student Ambassadors help to promote DMU by talking to prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers to share their experiences about the university. It's a very rewarding role and you even get paid!

Student Ambassadors work with students of all ages and take on a variety of jobs including:

Conducting campus tours
Helping at open days and during Clearing
Data entry
School presentations
Assisting at UCAS events and Higher Education Fairs
Taster days
Helping with applications

The application deadline is 5 October 2012. More information is available here.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Welcome to our new MTI and MTP students, and welcome back to our returning year 2 and 3 students!

Check out our new Noticeboard layout:

The concert/event calendar appears on the right.  You can make its contents appear in your own Google calendar by clicking on the + Google Calendar button.
You can subscribe to the Noticeboard blog via an RSS newsreader with the newsfeed icon on the upper right.
You can access the MTI Twitter group and Facebook Group with the icons on the upper right, too.

Monday, 24 September 2012

2nd and 3rd Year MTI/MTP: Two weeks to change modules

A reminder to Year 2 and 3 students that you only have two weeks to change modules from the first day of term. So, if are pondering changing modules, you must make your decision quickly and take care of the paperwork immediately. If you miss the deadline, you can't change modules -- period. If you are undecided between two modules, try to attend both modules until you have made your decision, so you don't miss any module content.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Nov 24: Creative Technology Live

On Nov 24th 2012 Phoenix Square, HQ Studio Gallery and The Music Cafe in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter will play host to Creative Technology Live. CTL is a workshop event for artists, musicians, students and teachers to explore Ableton Live. Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks, and are promised to be very affordable (around £10).
 (By the way, CTL is a project of MTI alum Sean Carroll.)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The New Noticeboard

We are testing out a new way of handling the noticeboard: managing it as a blog. If you use an RSS or Atom newsreader, you can now use it to read the noticeboard.

MUST3000/3024: Dissertation and Final Project 2012-13

The powerpoint slides from the presentation before the Easter break on preparing for these modules are now available here in pdf. Please look at this, especially if you were not able to attend the class on 22 March.

There are now Blackboard sites for these modules available. Please use the Blackboard blog facility (under 'course tools') to post a 200-word proposal for your dissertation of final project, by 29 June 2012.

Arduino User Group

Ian Sexton, Principle Lecturer in Computer Technology, is considering launching an Arduino User Group at DMU. "The idea being that we arrange a regular slot in a lab that has good facilities, test equipment, a variety of shields, etc & have fun! There are people in other departments interested in this & I'm sure it would be good if we can get it going.Some of my students are exceptional programmers & it would be great for them to link up with students who approach things from another direction! Let me know if you're interested in something like this & I'll see what can be done." If interested, you can email Dr Sexton at sexton@dmu.ac.uk.