Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Sam Lee will be performing at Club Inégales next Thursday the 6th November. His elegiac, elegant music has rightfully earned him a great following. We will make new versions of some of his songs with him, including taking off with our own improvisations.
As ever, it’s Notes Inégales with Peter Wiegold, then Sam – featuring his first ever solo performance – and then all together, tonight especially featuring violinist Max Baillie.
Food from 7pm | Music from 8pm
John Croft will be talking about composing and collaboration in the first research seminar of the season at at Trinity Laban.
Let’s get Creative: Questioning Collaboration and Practice-as-Research
In academic and arts funding circles, composing – ‘mere’ composing – has become unfashionable. It has yielded to an over-emphasis on notions of collaboration, ‘border crossing’, and nebulous definitions of practice-based research that replace aesthetic originality with innovation in format or working method. This seminar will consider the possible sources of this fixation, including the culture of accountability, the adoption of business ideology in arts organisations and academia, the persistence of questionable ideas such as ‘brainstorming’, the ‘mash-up’ theory of creativity, and – more fundamentally – the assimilation of composition to ‘research’. These have given rise to a situation where what is peripheral tomusic is treated as central, and music as a domain of thought in its own right disappears under aims, objectives, strategies, and milestones.
5 November 2014, 17.15-18.15 in the Lecture Theatre, Laban Building and are followed by drinks in the Laban Bar – all welcome!
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If you missed the Jennifer Walshe performance of The Total Mountain (2014) in the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014 “Musiksprechen” concert last week, you can catch the concert by following the link here and jumping to about 1:13 into the broadcast by SWR -> Musiksprechen. Germanophones will be spoiled by the introduction which includes another work, Your Momma, for solo voice (the actual work starts at around 1:26 with German commentary). There is also an interview with the composer/performer on her work in the link below. Enjoy.
We couldn’t let this one go by without a couple of words… Over the summer months, Jennifer Walshe was keeping busy with new pieces and… boxing. In fact, just before the Women Box part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at King’s Cross in which Walshe’s Training is the Opposite was performed, and under the Women in Business topic in the August 1 edition of the Financial Times, there is a long writeup about the Irish composer by Laura Battle you can read by clicking the picture above or the link here -> Jennifer Walshe: music that packs a punch.
Wednesday 12 November, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Club Inégales
In the first of our 3-part Autumn 2014 Funding Advisory Programme we invite you to a Seminar on funding for Composers and new music creators with speakers from Arts Council England, Brunel University and the Institute of Composing.
The evening will provide a primer on getting new work funded with a focus on ACE applications. There will be a Q & A session and an invitation to create draft proposals for the one-to-one feedback sessions in Part II.
To Register your interest, please enter your name and email in the link here -> Funding.
A range of guests from contemporary folk to free improvisers visit the Euston located club and join the unique form of the evenings: we play – they play – something new/improvised together. Opening the season will be Mercury Prize nominated Folk singer Sam Lee, For more information on the season, reserving tickets and signing up to the newsletter just follow this link -> Club Inégales.
John Croft will have two pieces performed during the Rare Earth concert during the Inside Out Festival (follow the link for more information on this ambitious festival). His revised and improved la terra lagrimosa..una luce vermiglia for cello and electronics will be performed by Séverine Ballon and …du second infini for piano will be performed by Mark Knoop. The entire program and more details can be found here -> Rare Earth.
Performance Space (ALG10), College Building,
City University London, , EC1V 4PB
21 October 2014 at 7pm
Here is a short documentary about the making of Colin Riley’s piece Hanging In The Balance (part of the ongoing Made To Resonate Project) working with Brunel alumni James Waterworth and Kristijonas Dirse. Enjoy.
If you missed the concert back in September, you now find the latest release of Harald Muenz‘s ensemble sprechbohrer performing, among other works, Kurt Schwitters’ “Sonate in Urlauten” (Sonata in Primal Sounds) “the prototypical work at the border between speech and music” on the Wergo label available here -> Ursonate und andere Konsequente Dichtung.