Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Concert PACE 1 Wednesday 7th May - Neal Spowage & Danai Pappa

PACE Building, Studio 1, 7.00pm

Neal Spowage is an artist and musician who builds instruments, which he refers to as junk sculptures, that are designed to force gesture from the performer through perceived and actual affordances of sound and physical presence. Danai Pappa is a dancer whose studies in humanities intend to evoke emotional and psychological states of mind through images, spatial relationships and movement. As a choreographer her goal is to find inventive ways to demonstrate shifting modes of representation and performer/spectator relationships.
Frozen Venus (2013, 14 Minutes)
By Neal Spowage and Danai Pappa
Performance for six shitsticks - dance and live electronic noise sculptures
Each instrument is a domestic plunger with a built in speaker and simple hardware hacked touch synthesiser. It is called a shitstick.
New Track of Unknown Terra (2014, 7 minutes – Film/fixed media)
Created by Neal Spowage
Performance of the beast, a noise sculpture.
The beast is an instrument that amplifies the sound of itself being dragged across the ground. The beast was severely damaged during the making of the film.
Cold Papaya (2013, 7 minutes – live dance and live electronic noise sculptures)
By Neal Spowage and Danai Pappa
Performance for Speaker Bra with Wireless Shovel Controller
The sculpture is a response to Nam June Paik’s Television Bra, fused with a constructivist element that is a shovel. The bra is a construction; the shovel is a construction tool.
All welcome! Entry Free! [SE 30.04]

Monday, 28 April 2014

Publishing electronic music: J-F Denis

Montreal-based composer and publisher of electroacoustic music
Jean-Fran├žois Denis (Empreintes Digitales) will discuss approaches to music publishing, copyright and music promotion on Friday 2 May
10.30 - 11.30am.  Venue: MTIRC (Clephan 0.19).
The Empreintes Digitales label has been a very successful venture in our field, and has grown into a valuable information-rich site for electroacoustic music. 
All welcome.  [JY 28.4]

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Foley Studio 00.16a - Update

The Foley Studio (CL 00.16a) will be accessible from Tuesday, 29th April on. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


Saturday, 19 April 2014

3rd-year students: Opportunity to exhibit/perform at St Martin's Square

Recent notice of an opportunity:

"I'm the newly appointed events manager at St Martins Square and Silver Arcade in the City Centre. My job is to increase foot traffic in that part of the city centre. I come from a history of art, music, festivals and events. I don't want to bring people into the area using the usual methods of sales and flyers. I want to use music and art. I also want to offer the students a platform that didn't exist when I was at University. Every year I want to put on a final show for the students to enjoy themselves before they leave.

I already have numerous empty units being taken on by arts and illustration students for exhibitions. I would like to put on one day on Saturday the 21st June in the City Centre, with 3rd-year students to play out their material during this event. We will have a licensed bar, we have a PA, power sources, 10,000 flyers, radio interest from BBC Leicester, coverage from the Mercury.

If you're interested in showcasing your work live in the city centre, then please get in touch with Kev:


Monday, 7 April 2014

Foley Studio 00.16a—Out of Service

Related to the reconstruction works, the foley studio (Clephan 00.16a) will be out of service in the time of 07.04. until 15.04.2014.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.