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.