Monday, 25 February 2013

Cultural Exchanges Brochure

The brochure of events of this week's Cultural Exchanges activities can be found at the Cultural Exchanges web site:

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Guest Researcher Feb 28: Miriam Akkerman

Miriam Akkerman, a PhD student from University of the Arts, Berlin, will be visiting us next week on an Erasmus exchange. Miriam is an instrumentalist, composer, and sound artist, with work ranging from live electronics to installation art

Thursday, Feb 28
MTI Research Lab (Clephan 0.19)

12:30-1:30 — Research Seminar: "Between Algorithm and Composition: David Wessel, Karlheinz Essl and Georg Hajdu"

2:00-3:00 — Presentation and discussion of an installation artwork "Info Wall" with the MUST3028 Installation Art class and all others interested

For more information on Miriam's work, see
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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Composing with Sounds concert

Cultural Exchanges Festival 2013
Composing with Sounds
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 6.30-7.30pm
PACE Building, Studio 1, Richmond St., Leicester

The "Composing with Sounds" project is an initiative led by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre De Montfort University and supported by an EU Culture grant with five partners throughout Europe: INA/GRM (Paris, F), ZKM (Karlsruhe, D), NOTAM (Oslo, N) and associate partners Miso Music (Cascais, P) and the Ionian University (Corfu, GR). An innovative software tool Compose with Sounds has been developed and taken into schools, introducing the possibilities of making music with sounds to young people, especially at KS3 (11-14) across Europe. This concert is one of many to take place between January and April in the six participating countries. It involves primarily pairs of works often using the same sound materials, one made by a student and one by a professional composer. Tonight’s concert includes work from the countries of the four main partners.
A two-day workshop was held in Germany in December. Pairs of participants created short works, all of them studies. For this concert, three of these were chosen and will be played without pause.
Nora Burkhardt, Jara Kullick – No Title – 1’05
Lilli Roser, Lea Mara Nikolai – No Title – 0’54
& Thea Heck, Lena Eisenhut – No Title – 2’45
14 Students – Year 6 Kringler-Slattum Elementary School (outside of Oslo) Winter Sound (Vinterlyd) 6’
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad Sketches of Faust 6’30 (NOTAM commission)
15 students following the sonic arts option – aged 15 – led by Sylvain Labartette and Eric Broitmann at the Lycée Général Georges Brassens Concrètement Féminin (Concretely Feminine) 4’30
Florian Sulpice C’est Wiizzz!!! 3’45
Roger Cochini Retour aux Sources (Return to the Sources) 5’30 (GRM Commission)
Works been composed using a collection of Compose with Sounds ‘Soundcards’ (recordings) that were made in external locations, both urban and rural environments and schools in Leicester.
Joseph Deeping Paradox 3’
Andrew Hill Abstracted Journeys 5’ (DMU/MTI Commission)
Leshaun Kiaya Blake-Rodrigues Beautiful Things 2’
Duncan Chapman … but the kitchen sink 5’ (DMU/MTI Commission)

This is part of the concert report series for MUST2003 and MUST2007.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Re-Enrolment Feb 19

Current year one and two students will receive an important letter next week providing information about enrolment and module selection for next year. Review this information carefully. If you haven't already done so, also place the follow enrolment talk time on your calendar:
Tue Feb 19, room Clephan 00.16
First-year students: 3-4
Second-year students: 4-5
UDATE: Your enrolment guides, which describe the module options available to you, are available in Blackboard > My Communities > Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities > Re-enrolment 
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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Student Bursary Tickets to Code Control Conference

Cycling 74 has a special deal through which students can apply for one of 30 free tickets to the upcoming Code Control conference at Phoenix Digital.  [BB 5/2]

Monday, 4 February 2013

Audio-Visual concert Wednesday 13th February

Wednesday February 13th, 2013
Phoenix Square (Film & Digital Media)

Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes

Seminar: 3pm – 5pm

Concert & screening: 6.30pm - 8pm

Location: Phoenix seminar rooms and cinema

Concert tickets: £5 (£3 conc.) - seminar free entry
Call the box office on 0116 242 2800 to reserve your free place on the afternoon seminar or to book a ticket for the concert - or book online (

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes presents a series of talks and a concert of experimental film and audio-visual works that champion the soundtrack and explore the relationship between sound and the moving image. An afternoon seminar brings together three of the UK's leading practitioners to discuss their current work in restoring, creating and performing audio-visual works - Dr Joseph Hyde, Bath Spa University; Dr Mick Grierson, Goldsmiths College University of London; Dr Louise Harris, Kingston University. This is followed by a concert screening of works, curated to demonstrate the historical legacy of sound and image practice, bringing contemporary works and those from the BFI archives together in a diverse and rich programme. 

Perpetual Motion (2011) - Andrew Hill
Trade Tattoo (1936) - Len Lye
Cs2 (2013) - Louise Harris
Delusions of Alien Control - Mick Grierson [Live Performance]
End Transmission (2012) - Jo Hyde
In Absentia (2000) - Quay Brothers & Karlheinz Stockhausen

The event has been curated by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (De Montfort University), in partnership with Phoenix. The afternoon talks are free and will take place in the Courtyard Rooms between 3-5pm. The concert screening will take place in Screen Two from 6.30pm.

This is part of the concert report series for MUST1009, MUST2003 and MUST2007.

Criminal Activity on Campus

Please be advised that the security team are aware there is a group of known criminals trying to target our buildings. They attempt to gain access to studio areas to steal personal and faculty equipment.

The group are very well organised, well dressed and are known to target schools universities and hospitals. Please ensure you are not wedging doors open to allow access to anyone.

Keep all personal belongings with you in labs. Contact security on 257 7642 if you witness anyone suspicious or unknown in an MTI area.   [BB 4.1]