Thursday, 12 December 2013

Studio Access During Christmas Break

CTS, Clephan, Courtyard and PACE studios are available as per normal during opening hours through Friday, Dec 20. However, there will be reduced technical support all week and no technical support on the 20th. 

After that, there will be no technical support until the 6th of January.

DMU is formally closed Dec 23 - Jan 1. During this period, out-of-hours access privileges apply around the clock. CTS still be available for those students who have out of hours access. The Courtyard Studio will be available to our year-three's who have filed the paperwork via Dr Battey requesting out-of-hours access. However, all equipment will be powered down. Students who are unsure about how to power up the studio should see a technician in advance for a walkthrough.

PACE is not available during the University Closed period except by special arrangement. 

Please note: in some cases Security will have locked studios in Clephan (even in the week of the 16th). Thus security will need to unlock the studio let you in; your passcard will not be sufficient. Do point this out when you check in with Security.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Live music from Dirty Electronics and DJs

Criterion Bar
44 Millstone Lane
Weds, 11 Dec
7.30 –

A night of yet more musical curios and short performances that dissolve into an end of year celebration. All welcome!

Monday, 2 December 2013

PACE 1, Wednesday December 4th, 7.00pm

Music, Technology and Innovation with
The Performance Research Group 
From hypermedia to DIY

Contrasted works from DMU’s eclectic creators! A preview of Craig Vear’s new hypermedia concerto for Audrey Riley (cellist with the Merce Cunningham Company Ensemble). And two works from the Spowage/Pappa collaboration for DIY constructed instruments and dance.

Craig Vear Black Cats and Blues a hypermedia concerto for 'cello and digital technology, with Audrey Riley (cello).
Neal Spowage & Danai Pappa
Frozen Venus (2013) for six plungerphones with dance
Cold Papaya (2013) for speaker bra and wireless shovel controller with dance
And – earlier:
Research seminar: 1-2pm, DMU Clephan Building 0.19
Dr Craig Vear (DMU): Black Cats and Blues what is a hypermedia concerto?
All welcome! Entry Free! Vital for Concert Report Assignments!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Monday 11 Nov - Mervyn Lyn, Record Executive

We've just been asked to post the following: Mervyn Lyn has a 32-year career in the music business, working with Blues & Soul magazine, Virgin Records, BMG, Sleeping Bag Records, and Sony Music (including VP Global Marketing - Europe). He will discuss his career and answer questions this evening:

Monday 11th November
Queens Building Q1.12 Amphitheatre


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Alumnus seminar and concert this Friday (November 8)

A reminder of the careers seminar with MTI graduates this Friday (11.00, CL2.3, further details following the 'Careers' link to your left) and an end-of-week show from Phaeleh, performing work from his recent US tour, 7.00 pm PACE Studio 1.

(Simon Atkinson 6.11)

Monday, 4 November 2013

MUST1001 additional tutorials

Jack has kindly offered to run additional sessions in the 00.16 lab to help you prepare for the first project assignment.

The dates are:
Wednesday 6 November at 4pm, and
Monday 11 November at 2pm.

I warmly encourage you to attend one of these sessions.
[JY 4.11]

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Form Your Future Week - next week!

Designed to enhance your skills and employment opportunities! We hope to see you all at a range of events!

Monday 4th November
09.30-10.00: Introduction to Week 6 – Hugh Aston 3.04
12.45-13.30: Introduction to Queens CTS/Soundbooths for interested year-three students. Meet outside the CTS (rear of the first floor in Queens, under the "Creative Technology Studios" poster)
13.00-14.00: ClaSS workshop on Time Management/working SMARTER – Clephan 0.17
14.00-17.00: Workshop PACE1 – John Richards & Dirty Electronics

Tuesday 5th November
10.00-13.00: Workshop PACE1 – Performing Sound in Space – hands on the PACE rig with Pete Batchelor, Simon Emmerson & Louise Rossiter
13.00-14.00: CLaSS workshop on Writing Literature Reviews and Workplans, for Year-3 students – Clephan 2.29
14.00-15.00: Personal tutor sessions for Year 1 students, schedule has been sent to your DMU email accounts
15.00-16.00 Introductions to Work Placements – Hugh Aston 3.02
19.00-20.00: Concert PACE1 Visiting artist Raúl Minsburg from Argentina performs new Audio Visual work : "La memoria del Tiempo” (2011)

PLUS "Jobs in Media Event" by Go Think Big, for the Leicester Media School

Must register for all Go Think Big activities.
11.00-12.00 Registration – Hugh Aston 3.03
12.00-13.00 Workshops (various locations)
14.00-15.00 Lecture – Hugh Aston 3.03
13.00-15.00 Workshops (various locations)

Wednesday 6th November
13.00-14.00: Visiting artist research seminar: Raúl Minsburg ‘From Texture to Form’ - a discussion of issues in the creation and reception of electroacoustic music. Queens Building 1.12
14.00-15.00: How to Get Work Experience, Workshop by DMU Careers – Hugh Aston 0.08
15.00-16.00: Interview Skills and Placement session – Campus Centre 2.02/2.01
16.00-17.30: Personal tutor sessions for Years 2-3 students (contact tutor to request an appointment)

Thursday 7th November
12.00-13.00: Library Induction for Year 1 students (if you missed it during Induction Week) – library
12.00-13.00: CLaSS workshop For Year 2 students ‘Stepping up to Year 2; Using Feedback’ - Hugh Aston 0.10
14.00-15.00: Graduate Job Search and Applications, for Year 3 students – Hawthorne 0.45

Friday 8th November
11.00-13.00: Clephan 2.3 - Alumni presentations and workshops: employability and “What Next?” day (visiting alumni and postgrads discussing their career and life paths) –Simon Atkinson and visitors.
15.00–16.00: CV Writing Workshop by DMU Careers – Hugh Aston 3.05
19.00-21.00: PACE1 – private MTI concert from a well-known alumnus!

[MTI Team 31.10]

Week Six - Radio Industry Talks

Students interested in radio broadcast and production may also wish to attend presentations by three DMU Radio Production alumni. Featuring three 2011/12 alumni - Jon Jackson (assistant breakfast show producer at Magic 105.4 in London), Elle Hall (graduate associate at Ofcom) and Ryan Arnold (Sony Gold-winning Imaging Producer at Capital FM Network) - the trio will offer their own tip and tricks for getting a foot in the door of the UK radio industry, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.

Friday, 8 November, 14:00-15:00. Hugh Aston Building 2.06.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Audiovisual concert and seminar: Raúl Minsburg

Tuesday 5 November in PACE Studio 1, 7pm, MTI welcomes visiting Argentine composer Prof. Raúl Minsburg (National University of Lanús and National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires) who will present his large-scale audiovisual work reflecting on the personal and cultural experience of memory and the human condition: La Memoria del Tiempo, co-authored with video artist Nicolás Testoni.
See a preview at

This is followed on Wednesday 6 November, in Queen's 1.12, 1-2pm when Prof. Minsburg will present a talk From Texture to Form’—a discussion of issues in the creation and reception in electroacoustic music.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Clephan 00.16 CLOSED Nov 7-8

The good news: a new air conditioning system is being installed to replace the malfunctioning units in Clephan 00.16!  However, that will mean that Clephan 00.16 will be unavailable for our use Nov 7-8. Remember that you can use our other Clephan studios or facilities in Queens, such as the labs Q1.32 and Q1.33 and the sound booths, if you need audio workstations during those days.  [BB 29/10]

MTIRC Research Seminar

Wednesday 30 October, 1 – 2.50pm, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (Clephan 0.19)
        ** Please note alternative venue for this week**
Weiwei Jin: A New Opera: Mantegh-O Teyr—The logic of Journey for the Self in The Conference of the Birds.
Marinos Giannoukakis: Musica Universalis: Towards a universal description of a software framework model for art performances—dissecting the project and progress so far.  This project utilizes 3D game engines with real time audio for performance, using different gesture controllers and joysticks, multi-channel sound and the use of cinematic techniques in real time. 
Jack Richardson: Recognition in Sound-Based Artistic Composition: Increasing access through facilitation, understanding and the recognition of sound as music.

All welcome

Music and Dance Opportunity at CURVE

DMU Music and Dance Talent Sought for Collaboration with Curve Theatre
See below for request for musical input to this exciting production.

Now in its fourth year, the DMU/Curve collaboration connects two of Leicester’s major cultural organisations in the creation of thrilling British theatre for young audiences. Developing the artistic ambition of the project, this year for the first time we are presenting a play with music: Mother Clap’s Molly House by Mark Ravenhill. Inspired by The Beggar’s Opera and veering wildly between a brothel in the 1700s and a 21st Century rave, we are looking to bring this play to life with extraordinary song and dance.

Supported by Curve’s award-winning Associate Director Suba Das and the professional expertise of one of the country’s biggest theatres, we are looking to appoint:

A Musical Director
A talented student from within the DMU Music Technology Degree interested in taking on the challenge of arranging the 12 songs that make up the musical content of the play, providing their own twist and take on the material in the show (originally designed for a five-part chamber orchestra).

A Choreographer
A talented student from with the DMU Dance Degree interested in taking on the challenge of creating movement sequences that accompany the musical transitions in the play and that convey the frenzied, chaotic atmosphere of the debauched world presented in the play.

The successfully appointed candidates will work with Suba Das throughout the Autumn Term to refine their concepts for the show, with rehearsals for musicians and dancers taking place in the New Year before the productions are staged at Curve in March 2014. The successful candidates will be expected to lead on the recruitment of necessary dancers and musicians from within the DMU faculty.

To apply for either of these posts, please email stating either DMU Musical Director or DMU Choreographer in the subject line. Please provide a maximum of 250 words explaining your interest in this role, identifying any relevant experience to date, and also giving an indication of your ideas for the project (this can be by providing links to examples of your own work, or work that inspires you). 

Today! DMU Careers Fair

A reminder of the university careers fair, in John Sandford Centre, until 3.00pm today.

Further details here:

(SA 29.10)

Friday, 25 October 2013

MTP Performing Arts Students Year 2 - Performing Through Objects


Thurs., 31 Oct.
PACE, Studio 1
11.00 a.m.
All welcome!!