Audiovisual artist and musician with great interest in contemporary music, Kristijonas Dirsė, currently studying Film and Music in Brunel University after graduating National M. K. Ciurlionis School of Arts in Lithuania as a conductor states “I have decided to explore the fields of art through a wider lens, and Brunel provides you with a proper fisheye lens”.
A few words from this Brunel 3rd year student: I am interested in the synthesis of various different medias, for me the most fascinating way to combine all those in one is film. I’m participating in film, performance and visual arts projects as a performer, producer and director.
In Brunel I was involved with a multi-platform arts night featuring the works of School of Arts students. I’ve discovered arts@artaud in my first year and performed my composition for the audience for the first time in my life. In the second year, my composition inspired by Kafka’s novel Castle was performed there too. second year I have shown some of my short films, one of which was accompanied with a live improvised soundtrack, helped out with the marketing of the event and did some promotional videos.
Follow the links in the text and below for examples of the work from this very well traveled composer/photographer/film maker…
Recent dance film Treeo
is taking part in international dance film festivals Cinedance (Netherlands) and Avayava (India).
Non-narrative visual work:
Film-maker, photographer, composer.
Newton Armstrong, Carl Faia and Christopher Fox discuss their versions of Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s Mantra, Solo, and Plus-Minus.
Monday 10 March 16:00 Room GB033, Gaskell Building Brunel University free event – all welcome
Since the 25th of January, the Royal Academy of Arts has a new exhibition called Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined... Intrigued by Sensing Spaces? Check out Sensing Sounds an amazing collaboration with the Royal College of Music. We’ve commissioned six composers to create pieces in response to the exhibition’s installations, which will then be performed in situ over the course of a very special evening.
Brunel alumnus, Cameron Graham, has composed Diastole, (for voice, violin and alto flute) in response to the installation created by Li Xiaodong, Diastole refers to a type of expansion and ‘swelling’ that occurs throughout the piece…
Musicians include Brunel music student Sophie Cunningham (voice); Clarice Rarity (violin); Philippa Mercer (alto flute). What a great way to spend Monday evening…
Royal Academy of Arts, In the Main Galleries, Burlington House
Monday, 10 March 2014, 7.30–9pm
18 / £9 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)
Other ways to book
The next CCMP seminar will present Kaffe Matthews, who will introduce her work.
Awarded sound artist and composer Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London. Since 1990 she has made and performed new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, wild salmon, Scottish weather, NASA scientists, bicycles, hammerhead sharks, school children, desert stretched wires and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is researching interactive composition for outdoor enjoyment with sonic bicycles and live diffusion instruments for spatialized performance.
Antonin Artaud Building 109, Brunel University, UB8 3PH
Thursday 6 March at 18:00.
All welcome – free event
Swan song – the final arts@artaud event. A fantastic line up of music, song, poetry, drama, stories and film.
£1 entry – reduced to 50p with a flyer or a friend from another School.
Inexpensive refreshments and good company. Support your students and our staff as they perform for you.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:00pm
Brunel Associated Ensemble, Apartment House, will be in concert this Friday at Cafe OTO. Swiss composer and sound artist Antoine Chessex returns to Cafe OTO with a new composition for one of the UK’s leading contemporary music ensembles augmented by French electro-acoustic musician Jérôme Noetinger.
Cafe OTO, London, , E8 3DL
28 February 2014
Price: £7 adv / £8 at the door
The School of Arts at Brunel includes degree courses in English, Journalism, Music and Sonic Arts, Film and Television Studies and Theatre.
Research conducted by staff provides the basis for much of the teaching, ensuring that modules are connected to debates and issues that are current within these areas. Each programme develops basic skills within its discipline but allows for the exploration of personal interests through a range of optional modules.
Senior lecturer Dr. Colin Riley has asked DMS to engage students in activities for their Personal Development Module.
We’ve now launched a ‘Pop Up Office’ on campus providing real music industry work experience, building new skills and preparing participants for the realities of life after Uni.
Sound and Music and NMC Recordings have announced the composers selected to take part in the Higher Education Programme 2013-14, and Brunel PhD composition student Paul McGuire is one of those selected (Bravo!). This programme will involve writing a piece for members of the London Sinfonietta and leading soloists which will be performed at the 2014 Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival and recorded/released by NMC.
Colin Riley and Elisabeth Nygård play with MooV in a selection of songs from their critically acclaimed albums fold and here. Blending scored material, improvisation and live electronics into carefully-crafted songs, MooV’s music draws in equal measure on both the avant-garde and popular culture. It remains intimate and sophisticated, suggesting the voice of the impassioned individual surrounded by the indifferent chatter of 21st-century life.
Featuring Colin Riley (piano/electronics), Elisabeth Nygård (vocals), Natalie Rozario (cello), Pete Wilson (bass guitar) and Rob Millett (percussion).
The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm, Friday 28 February
AND ALSO AT
The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London, 8pm, Wednesday 5th March
Richard Craig presents two new solo works from his collaborations with Richard Barrett and Kristian Ireland alongside a new duo work by John Croft for voice and bass flute with the fantastic Loré Lixenberg.
You can also hear ex-Brunel faculty member, Richard Barrett, in a preconcert talk on ”radically idiomatic instrumentalism” @ 5:30pm. Click for info -> Vale.
Here’s the program from the City University London Concert Series:
Richard Barrett – Vale for solo flute
John Croft – Deux Meditations d’une Furie for voice and bass flute
Brian Ferneyhough – Mnemosyne for bass flute and tape
Loré Lixenberg – solo voice. Work tba
Kristian Ireland – Luminous for solo alto flute and amplification
Tuesday the 18th Februart @ 7pm
Performance Space (ALG10)
City University London
St John St (between Spencer St and Wyclif St)
London EC1V 4PB
Howard Skempton will perform several of his pieces at club inégales as well as sing and play accordion, both solo and joined by Peter Wiegold‘s Notes Inégales.
Food and bar @ 7pm, music @ 8pm.