Friday, 28 February 2014

If YOU ...

... like this and this you can hear them performed live by one of the world's great orchestras and one of the greatest living conductors at
De Montfort Hall on 11 March, at 7.30pm.  Student price £5.

Inspiring Creativy and Enterprise - Careers Event

Want to break into the creative sector or start your own business?
Wednesday 5 March
Second floor, Campus Centre
Inspiring Creativity and Enterprise

Workshops with industry specialists including media, fashion and business start-up

Find out about jobs, work experience and becoming self-employed in the exhibitor area

Get advice from the careers team on CV writing, job applications, interview skills and much more

Find out more from Campus Enterprise Opportunities about how to kick start your own business

Find out more about kick starting your career in the creative sector or becoming self-employed

(SA 28.2)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

ICE Careers Event - 5 March Campus Centre

Want to break into the creative sector or start your own business?

Then come along to the careers event, known as ICE (Inspiring Creativity and Enterprise) which takes place in the campus centre, Wednesday 5 March, 10am - 4pm.

The event includes over 15 exhibitors from Fashion, Media and Business start-up sectors, plus workshops and employer panels.

To attend a workshop, will need to get a ticket from the registration desk on the day. These will be on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited.

See the web link for more details. 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New Drum Kits

Good news! The drum kit in Queen's live room has been replaced with a Yahama drum set. The new kit expands the choices of toms, which can either flexibly be chosen in a standard kit or extended with extra toms.

An additional drum set has been stored at our loans facility, where it can be taken out by all Music, Technology and Innovation (MTI) as well as Music, Technology and Performance (MTP) and Audio Technology (ART) students.


Monday, 24 February 2014

Important message for all Third Years

Dear all,
It seems that only 28% of you have yet completed the National Student Survey. This is an important exercise for MTI and the university in general. If you have positive feelings towards your studies to date, please express them through the survey. If you have suggestions to how MTI can best develop moving forward in the future beyond your graduation this year, please also take this opportunity - feedback from our students is essential for us. It won't take long and can be done online (I'm sure IPSO/MORI have already emailed you at least once about this!!!).
Simon (24.2)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Week 21 - Update for EYE on BBC

Here's the confirmed times/dates for the Friday 21st Feb EYE on BBC activities:
Location: Queens 1.10
10:00 Dave Walters — Technology Controller, BBC Radio & Music
12:00 Tom Bateman — Editor, R1 Newsbeat and R4 Today Programme
14:00 Jane Hill — Managing Editor, BBC Radio Leicester

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Cultural Exchanges Festival - four music events! Wednesday and Thursday 19th-20th February

* Wednesday 19th February at 6 - 7pm Clephan 2.13, £5  (£3.50 Conc)
A talk by Dame Evelyn Glennie 'Striking Ahead' (note this is not a concert).
* Wednesday 19th February 7.30-9pm, PACE Studio 1, admission £4 (£2.50 Conc)
Playing Dirty: Live Electronic Music
DMU's Dirty Electronics Ensemble is joined by the Live Electronics Ensemble from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, for a concert exploring large ensemble performance pieces for electronic music. The program will include original pieces and instruments specially created for the collaboration. Expect a thirty-strong 'tour de force' of buzzes and bleeps!
* Thursday 20th February 1 - 2pm, PACE Studio 1, admission free
A Life in Music: Richard Orton in Memoriam
Richard Orton was one of the great pioneers of British electronic and experimental music; he was founder and long time director of the York University studios and taught many of Britain's leading composers. This concert includes his classic music theatre work Mug Grunt - with guest appearances by Archer Endrich and Andrew Bentley who knew him well. DMU's John Richards studied with Orton and has created For Gentle Fire for this concert, based on Orton's work Kiss which is also performed.
* Thursday 20th February 7.30 - 8.45pm, Imaginary Soundscapes
PACE Studio 1, admission free
Leigh Landy's China/Music Old/New
John Young Forms of Space
Panos Amelides Golden Walnuts
Louise Rossiter's Sacred Voices.

Come along! Essential for concert reports MUST1009 & MUST2003.

Week 21 Module Choice and Employability Activities

Monday 17 Feb

11.00 - 12.00 — Module choice talk for first-year MTI and MTP students — Clephan 2.29
12.00 - 13.00 — Module choice talk for second-year MTI and MTP students — Clephan 2.35

Tuesday 18 Feb

10.00 — Improving your employability using the internet and social media — Queens 1.12
11.00 — Finding jobs in the "hidden" jobs market — Queens 1.12
12.00 — Contemplating a career in broadcasting? — Clephen 3.07
12.30 — Work placement talk — Queens 1.12
14.00 — Interview techniques — Queens 1.12

Wednesday 19 Feb
11.00 — 50% scholarships for postgraduate study — Queens 0.10
14.00 — Resilience and wellbeing — Gateway House 1.75

Friday 20 Feb

TBC — Sessions from major figures in technology infrustructure, editing, and managing at BBC.

Careers event

Contemplating a career in broadcasting? Then come along to a talk followed by Q & A by

Rachel Gledhill, Head of Human Resources, News & Current Affairs for ITV

Tuesday 18th February (Week 21)

12 noon, Clephan 3.07

(SA 12.2)

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Learning for Living, Week 21

During week 21, 17th - 21st February, in addition to their usual tutorials and drop-in services, CLaSS will also be running a workshop week entitled: "Learning for Living". The sessions provide students with valuable entry points to further understand themselves and how they can live better and happier lives. Additional information is available here

To book these sessions students will need to come and collect a ticket from the CLaSS box office which is open during the course of this week - the box office is located in the main foyer of the library and opening times can be found on the above website.

Friday, 7 February 2014

MSHR sound, light, sculpture - Feb 21 and 22

MSHR is a collaborative project by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy, from Oregon. The duo produces installations, sculptures and ritualistic performances that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences.

MSHR's live performances currently revolve around a unique system of light-audio feedback that employs hand made synthesizers and sculptural interfaces. The duo insert themselves into the system, sitting in the centre of the array and steering the feedback patterns by shifting sculptural sensors.

Talk on Friday the 21st at Phoenix from 6.

Live performance on Saturday the 22nd at Two Queens Gallery ( -- a warehouse gallery and studio complex in the cultural quarter which is very close to Phoenix. There will be drinks, starting from 7.

Faculty of Technology Pop-up Library - every Wednesday

We would just like to announce the start of the Faculty of Technology Pop-up Library.
This will be every Wednesday (in term time) starting on 29th January 12.30-1.30pm in FOTAC.
One of the subject librarians from the faculty will be available to give help with;
·        Using library resources
·        Referencing and citation
·        Literature searching
·        Finding books and journal articles
·        Using databases
·        Any other queries

DMU Postgrad Study Information Session 19 Feb

The university will be holding a talk on postgraduate study and to promote the new Vice Chancellor 2020 Scholarships. This will occur Wednesday 19th feb 11am-12.30pm, and will include tea/coffee and cakes. The session will be in Q0.10 and start with a 10 min presentation on the scholarships. The  the rest of the session will consist of opportunities for prospective students to chat with taught postgrad course leaders and module staff.

Note that this is focused on 'taught postgrad' study, and thus it won't include MTI's postgrad study programmes, which are independent/research degrees. We will hold a different information session in the near future for 3rd-year students interested in pursuing postgraduate with MTI.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Installations at St Andrews Church, Jarrom Street—5-12 Feb

Students on the MUST3028 Installation Art will be presenting site specific installations at St Andrews Church (on the corner of Gateway St and Jarrom Street) from 5-12 Feb as follows.

Do please come and support their work. This will be particularly of interest to first and second years interested in pursuing the Installation Art module in the third year.

Wed 5 Feb, 3-4.30pm
Chris Inglis, The Silent Pages
   - A piece exploiting the relative quietness of the church, both physical and symbolic
Josh Yates, The Sacred Precinct 
   - Exploring the dynamics of theology and philosophy surrounding the art object
Fenton Hutson, Tintinnabulation in St. Andrews Church
   - An Installation that explores the space (acoustics and materials) and place (context/significance) of St. Andrews Church through bell and bell like sounds
David Gurney, ecclesiastes 1:7
   - A 3-dimensional sound experience that encompasses the font with flowing water

Fri 7 Feb, 1.30-3pm
Sam Wilmer, Mannequin Motet
   - Inspired by Thomas Tallis' Spem In Alium, this piece focuses on man's influence on religion shown through an immersive soundworld
Sam Topley, e.e.c.
   - exploded electronic carillon
Rory Webster, The Annals of Theology
   - A walk through various perspectives on the existence of god and the relationship between religion and science
Thom Lilley, Flow
   - Flow through the church, experiencing sounds of water without stepping outside

Tue 11 Feb, 1.30-3pm
Sagnik Basu, War of Faith
   - An installation about recreating an apocalyptic World War 2 scenario and painting people's emotional struggle of faith
Andrew Dove, Balloon Trail
   - A path of sound emitting balloons taking viewers on a historic journey up to the build of St. Andrews
John Durnford, Absolved Sin
   - The sins of those who are forgiven linger in the stations of the cross and can be heard throughout the church
Sam Warren, If walls could talk
   - A study in Space and Perception

Wed 12 Feb, 3-4.30pm
Szymon Gabriel, Electrinity
   - An interactive installation; creating sound through an interpreted stained glass window
Maxim Quick: Anekantavada - 'Non-one-sidedness'
   - A cognitively engaging installation piece aiming to highlight social cohesion by exploring the inherent ideological differences within religion
Jamie Siddons, Stimuli
   - A progressive atmospheric piece filled with deep swelling basslines, artificially edited sounds and orchestral instrumentation designed to be played through an 8 channel surround sound setup
Alex Cable, Inauditum
   - An evocative piece that reflects upon the unheard tones of the organ
Alex Gibbons, (title/info to follow)