Thursday, 30 April 2015

Community Performance Project: Game of Hymns

Bret Battey has been commissioned to work with Drum and Brass Leicester to develop a new improvisatory rule-based performance built around hymns traditionally played by community bands. The project is called Game of Hymns. The project will meet May 24, May 31, and June 6, and then perform at the Riverside Festival on June 7. If you are interested in participating, more information is available at .

Opportunity to Volunteer: Phoenix Digital Sparks

Phoenix is looking for a team of friendly, reliable volunteers to help deliver a week of free digital delights as part of The Spark Festival at Phoenix, Can you help?
During the festival Phoenix will be transformed into a digital playground, with a wide range of activities from Water Light Graffiti and Mouth Headed Aliens,  to robot playgrounds and DIY musical instruments. As a Digital Sparks Volunteer you’ll help to supervise all these activities and more. You’ll also be a first point of contact for visitors to the festival and gather audience feedback for our events.
Tuesday 26th May – Friday 29th May 2015
Event activities open from 11am – 4pm all days
Volunteers needed from 10am – 4.30pm
What Digital Sparks will need from you:
  • An enjoyment and enthusiasm for working with children and families, and preferably previous experience of this.
  • An ability to communicate in a clear a friendly manner.
  • Reliability and the ability to commit to volunteer for one day of the festival or (preferably!) more.
What Digital Sparks can offer you:
  • Hands on and enjoyable work experience in a good natured environment
  • An opportunity to learn more about working with children in an artistic setting
  • A free cinema voucher per day of volunteering
  • Lunch provided by Phoenix on the day of volunteering
  • Free refreshments throughout the day
If you’re interested please email Radojka at by Friday 15th May with an expression of interest.  Please also include the days and times you will be able to volunteer.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Chris Cree Brown: Seminar & Concert, 29 April 2015

(Please note that this seminar is in GH3.54 instead of CL0.19)

Chris Cree Brown (University of Canterbury, NZ), will be visiting MTI on Wednesday the 29 April 2015 to deliver a seminar and concert of his work Pilgrimage to Gallipoli.

Chris Cree Brown's visit will have two parts:

13.00-14.30 – Gateway House Room GH3.54A talk on the origins and ideas behind the work

16.00-17.30 – PACE Building, Studio 1, Richmond Street : A performance of Pilgrimage to Gallipoli


ANZAC (‘Australia and New Zealand Army Corps’) day is celebrated on the 25th April each year, the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in 1915 during the First World War. This year is thus the centenary. In 2008 the New Zealand composer Chris Cree Brown completed a dramatic radiophonic work which bears witness to these events – it can be performed over a loudspeaker system in a concert hall as will be the case when the composer visits DMU on Wednesday 29th April. Pilgrimage to Gallipoli is an extensive radiophonic work of 85 minutes in two parts. It is the result of more than 14 years of research, audio recordings, and compilation. The work includes recordings Chris made during visits to ANZAC day commemorations at ANZAC cove in 1994 and 2000, along with interviews, site-specific recordings and historic sonic material. His sabbatical leave in 2008 allowed him sufficient space and time essential to compiling this creative response to one of this country’s defining events.


Chris Cree Brown is an Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His main interests include conventional instrumental composition, electroacoustic and computer music, and inter-media art. He has twice been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, has twice been appointed Composer-in-Schools and has written a number of film scores. Along with Icescape, for orchestra, is an electro-acoustic work, Under Erebus that were a result of his trip to Antarctica under the Artists to Antarctica programme run under the auspices of Antarctic New Zealand and with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. He has a strong interest in musical sculptures, and his Aeolian harps were exhibited in 2002 in the Christchurch Botanical gardens as part of the Art and Industry Scape Biennale. Chris was awarded the KBB/CANZ citation for services to New Zealand Music in 2010. His work has been performed in many countries, including Australia, UK, Finland, Hungary, France, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Russia, USA.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Nat Powers, Publisher and Music Entrepreneur

The following isn't billed specifically as a music event, but might be of interest. Nat graduated from MTI in 2012.

Nat Powers, Publisher and Music Entrepreneur
Thursday 23 April 1pm – 2pm HU2.07

Nat Powers is a rap artist, music producer and entrepreneur who has worked with the likes of RUN DMC. In addition he is currently working on a documentary about Malawi and is in the process of establishing a creative and cultural magazine with an international focus which will be based in Leicester.

As a DMU graduate, Nat would like to offer internships and to include content from students in the School of Design. Nat intends to feature the Degree Show in the June issue and will be at DMU on Thursday 23 April to talk about his career and the magazine, VERATAE – come and find out how you can get invlolved. 

Monday, 20 April 2015

PACE open in weekends

PACE will be open for 3rd year undergraduate students as well as postgrad students between 10am and 4pm on following weekends:

30Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April
31Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May
32Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May
35Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May
36Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June

In order to access PACE, you MUST have

    * A signed 'Out-of-Hours' form for PACE (available at the technicians' office).
    * All students sign in at the Security office (Estates building opposite side of Gateway House) on the day, presenting a print of the booking and a valid student ID.
    * Inform the Building Monitor that the space has been vacated upon finishing the practice/rehearsal.

Any guests have to be registered at Security in a separate email BEFORE the day of the booking.
For any questions, please see the MTI technicians for advice!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Achieving your potential: university and beyond

Monday 27th April  to Friday 1st May in the Kimberlin Library

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who are thinking how to achieve their potential at university and beyond. Come along and meet the CLaSS, Careers, MLC and Library teams who can support you in your work.

27th April: How to be an effective learner
27th April: Effective self management in the workplace
27th April: Building your commercial awareness
28th April: Using social media to develop an online profile
28th April: How to thrive as an introvert
28th April: Reflection for personal development
29th April: How to hold a conversation
29th April: CV, letter writing and email etiquette
29th April: Verbal reasoning skills for psychometric testing
30th April: Mapping your experience and your future career
30th April: The essentials of professional writing
30th April: Self promotion and promotion of ideas in presentations
30th April: Working SMARTER not harder
1st May: PGCE numeracy tests – getting started
1st May: How to work in a group
1st May: Writing a polished personal statement
1st May: How to picture your thinking

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes set to return to Phoenix Square this April!

See and hear artworks that redefine the potential of sound and image in the 21st century, as well as groundbreaking explorations from the not-so-distant past. Presented by DMU’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre.

This year’s lineup:
- Aristedes GarcĂ­a (Germany) Hexagrama
- Clive Walley (UK) Divertimenti
- Henry Chomette (France) & Todor Todoroff (Belgium) Jeux des Reflets et de la Vitesse
- Jaroslaw Kapuscinski (USA) United
- Raven Kwok (China) 1194D
- Bonnie Mitchell & Elainie Lillios (USA) Sweeping Memories
- Mark Cheung (Singapore) i!
- Max Hattler (Hong Kong) & Eduardo Noya Schreus (Canada) X
- Francesc Marti (Spain) Speech 2
- Linda Antas (USA) All That Glitters and Goes Bump in the Nigh

All welcome! Entry Free!

Wednesday April 22nd, 2015
4 Midland Street
Screen 2, FREE

Watch this space for our continuing MTI events series: