Monday, 29 February 2016

MTI Presents: DMUsic! Live @ The Music Cafe

As part of Enhancement Week (Week 22)

March 3rd 2016, 6pm - 11pm

Come and join the Music Technology and Innovation/Performance team for a night full of free entertainment! MTI students told us that they wanted more opportunities to showcase their work, and we listened! On the 3rd of March, students will be taking over The Music Cafe in Leicester, complete with DJs, bands, singers, and much more.

Expect the unexpected.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

MTI Enhancement Week: Towers Arcade - Student Workshop Concert, Tuesday March 1st

As part of MTI's Enhancement Week activities, MTI students, together with Music Technology students from Leicester College, will participate in a workshop by Mark Towers on the Arcade Series for Max4Live. 
'Towers Arcade' will be a post-workshop concert, with the tools of the workshop as a starting point, but developing out from there into a broader framework for performance, improvisation, and collaboration.

Performers include: Altea Alessandrinii, Dimitrios Aatos Ellinas, Susanne Grunewald, Mateusz Kowalewski, Georgios Mizithras, Ojas Pancholy, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 6pm
Free entry

Monday, 22 February 2016

MTI Enhancement Week (March 1-3 2016)

For this year's Enhancement Week (week 22), fMTI has put together special student events for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

***We hope to see as many students as possible at all three of these events!***

Tuesday March 1st, 2pm, PACE Studio 1: Workshop by Mark Towers, who will be demonstrating some of his performance sequencers from the Arcade Series for Max4Live (Ableton and Max/MSP). In this workshop students will be introduced to the processes involved in creating the devices, and will experiment performing with various control surface integration.” The workshop will be followed by an informal performance.

NOTE: Please let us know about your intention to attend the workshop by emailing james.andean[at]

Wednesday March 2nd, 7pm PACE Studio 1: MTI conert series - 
'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime'
Works by Leigh Leigh, Simon Emmerson, and James Andean:

Thursday March 3rd, start time approx 6pm: Student-led event at the Music Cafe
(New Park Street, off Braunstone Gate)

This will be an informal, student-run event, presenting student performances and all sorts of fun stuff.

NOTE: If anyone would still like to sign up to perform at this, please check out the Facebook working group: - or contact james.andean[at]

Of course, enhancement week also coincides with the University’s Cultural Exchanges Festival, at which there are several arts-related talks which you should investigate. Most require booking, so please check the schedule for relevant information:

You should also check out the CLASS activities for any study skills training you feel would be useful: Third years in particular might find the 1st March 9-1 ‘Get your Dissertation or Extended Report Sorted!’ opportunity helpful.

Any questions, contact james.andean[at]

MTI Concert Series 2015-16: From The Ridiculous to the Sublime

Wednesday March 2nd 2016, 7pm

From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean

PACE building
Free entry

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime' will present works by two of MTI's most esteemed members, and by the most recent addition to the MTI team, including primarily premiere and UK premiere performances.

Leigh Landy: Quadlibet (premiere)
James Andean: Déchirure (UK premiere)
Simon Emmerson: Memory Machine (concert premiere)
James Andean: Hyvät matkustajat
Simon Emmerson: Aeolian (UK premiere)

Performers: Danni Spooner, Joey Mottershead, Kat Pattison, Leigh Landy, Simon Emmerson, James Andean

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

NEXT WEEK: Visual Bits, Audible Bytes (VBAB) 2016! FREE **Booking Required**

Wednesday 17th February 2016, 6:30PM

The seventh annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brings stunning, genre-breaking works of audiovisual art to Phoenix.

Stimulate the eye and the ear with contemporary fusions of new and old technologies: from computer-animated tessellation patterns driven by music, hacked analogue video circuits pulsing to stuttering electronica beats, hand-painted films complementing intimate digital soundscapes, and abstract particle-systems forming ambient vision-sound worlds.

The screening presents new digital aesthetics from around the globe, including China, Canada, Holland, Israel and the USA, including works by:

Asher Arnon
Mark Pilkington
Eli Stine
Emptyset + Clayton Welham and Sam Williams
Raven Kwok + Karmafields
Johan Rijpma
Inés Wickmann + Francis Dhomont
Jean Piché
Louise Harris
Presented by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University.
Image Credit: Raven Kwok, from ‘Skyline’

This is a free event but booking is required.

Useful links!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Finland Past and Future: Jukka Hautamäki, Electromagnetic Workshop Students, & Electroacoustic Music from Finland

A mix of strange bedfellows, representing some complementary and contradictory trends in Finnish electroacoustic music. Including a performance by Jukka Hautamäki, Finland's leading proponent of hands-on, circuit-based live electronics; MTI students of the Electromagnetic Scanner Workshop, led by Hautamäki; and some recent highlights of the Finnish acousmatic scene, presented by James Andean.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016
PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971 in Oulu), lives and works in London, UK. Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and video. Hautamäki's sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. He has performed widely in Europe and North America, and he has held interactive sound art and electronics workshops in Finland (HelSE, MUU, Aalto University, Mansedanse), Germany, Poland and Estonia. 

More information:

Student performers:
Altea Alessandrini
Robert Chafer
Ellinas Dimitrios-Aatos
Giorgos Mizithras
Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas
Sam Topley
Ryan Tsang
Mungo Zhangruibo

See you there!