Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Concert (and presentations) this Wednesday 29th January!

invisiblEARts (Scotland)

invisiblEARts are a group of electroacoustic composers whose primary aim is to nurture acousmatic music-making and performance within Scotland. Formed in 1996 by Simon Atkinson, Robert Dow, Alistair MacDonald and Pete Stollery, with a debut performance specifically conceived for Edinburgh's Filmhouse, they are committed to continued exploration into the presentation of acousmatic music within Scotland and abroad, by creating unique performance situations, using innovative venues and encouraging inter-disciplinary collaborations. invisiblEARts performances include Alte Schnmiede, Vienna; Fylkingen, Stockholm; Rien à voir (13), Montreal; Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival; Swedish National Radio; BBC Radio Scotland; SoundAsArt, and sound in Aberdeen and the Soundings... festival, Edinburgh.

7.00pm PACE Studio 1: a programme of acousmatic music from Scotland, including:
Alistair MacDonald - Scintilla (2013) and Wunderkammer (2010)
Robert Dow - Uncertain Memory (2010)
Pete Stollery - Three Cities (2013) and Still Voices (2005)

9.30am CL00.16 Alistair MacDonald (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow) will give a talk on his performative, installation and cross-arts uses of Max/MSP (this talk is a must for students taking the Creative Coding module with Bret but open to anyone interested)

3.00pm MTIRL Pete Stollery (University of Aberdeen) will give a talk on Electroacoustic music and sound design for public visitor attractions (this talk is a must for students taking the Installation Art module with Pete but open to anyone interested)

Free - all welcome! Vital for MUST1009 and MUST2003 concert reports!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Percussion workshop and performance

Swedish percussion virtuoso Jonny Axelsson performs new and classic contemporary works for percussion and percussion-with-electronics.

Wednesday 19 March, 7pm, PACE Studio 1, admission free.

Cort Lippe: Music for Hi-Hat & Computer
Erik Bünger: The Empire Never Ended
Iannis Xenakis: Psappha
Jonny Axelsson: Zwei Meistersinger singen mit ein Jüngling!

Preceded by a free workshop on performance with live electronics, Wednesday 19 March 2-4pm, in PACE Studio 1.


Friday, 10 January 2014

Concert to launch 2014 series - Wednesday 15th January in PACE 1

Wednesday January 15th, 2014 7.00pm 
PACE, Studio 1

We welcome composers from MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound). Part of an exchange between the MTIRC and the University of Manchester Music Department. A feast of surround sound on our purpose built multichannel system.
David Berezan - Buoy (2011), 9:40, 5.1 channels
Danny Saul - Frictions (Storms) (2013), 12:17, 8 channels
Brona Martin - A Bit Closer to Home (2013), 14:40, 10 channels
Constantin Popp - Triptych (2013), 15:00, 16 channels
David Berezan - Thumbs (2011), 11:00, 8 channels
CitizenUrge (aka Ricardo Climent) - Nancrillex (2013), 9:59, 2 channels
All welcome! Entry Free!
Essential for concert reports (MUST1009, MUST2003)!

And – earlier: Research seminar: 1-3pm, DMU Clephan Building room 3.03 PhD students in electroacoustic music from the University of Manchester in an open discussion about their work: Danny Saul, Brona Martin and Constantin Popp. [SE 10.01.14]

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Photo Session on Thu Jan 16

A DMU photographer will be taking some photos in the Courtyard Studio and Surround Studio on Thursday Jan 16th (time TBD). It would be great to have some students in there being active with the systems for the shoot. Let me know by the Mon the 13th if you would be available and interested. Thanks, Bret.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

MUST2003 tutorials begin today!

Happy New Year everyone! MUST2003 tutorials begin today - Monday 6th January - 14.00-16.00. You should all have received an email - check your DMU accounts. It's all on the handbook website page in any case. Check the details there - see you at the tutorials! [SE 06.01.14]